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October 27th, 2017

October 17th, 2017

  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm: IA Meet Your Major
    Join the International Affairs faculty in a casual meet-and-greet to answer any questions you may have, as well as take the opportunity to get to know one another!
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm: IA Speaker Series
    First Speaker Series of the semester! Discussion topic will be the influence of resurgent nationalism and populism in international affairs.

October 4th, 2017

  • Image preview 4:00pm: WHAT DOES RUSSIA WANT?
    A public lecture by Julia Ioffe -  an American journalist who covers national security and foreign policy topics.

April 12th, 2017

  • Image preview 7:00pm: 7 Billion and Beyond: Confronting Rapid Growth
    According to the United Nations, the Earth’s population is estimated to reach 9.7 billion people by the year 2050. With this, questions regarding environmental sustainability, resource scarcity, and growing population pressures have become increasingly prevalent. Is overconsumption the root cause of these problems, or are the effects of rising populations in developing countries our greatest concern?
  • Image preview 3:30pm: The Metropolitan Order: The Impact of Cities on the International System
    Demographic changes in the 21st century have led to rapid urbanization around the world. Will growing cities coupled with global connectivity cause cities to play a leading role in handling issues of international importance? Or does the nature of cities and the institutions within them prevent their emergence as powerful international actors?

April 11th, 2017

  • Image preview 7:00pm: The Huddled Masses: Displacement in a Time of Crisis
    *NOTE*: This event will now take place in Agnes Flanagan chapel for L&C Students, Faculty, and Staff ONLY, so as to accommodate a large turnout for the event (L&C ID required for admission).  There will be a simulcast of the event in the Council Chamber in Templeton Campus Center for members of the general public.

    With widespread displacement, issues regarding refugee policy are at the forefront of national and international consciousness. Should refugees be allowed to seek refuge only within their country of origin or across the world? Are the economic impacts on home and host states enough to restrict refugees’ movement? Or does international law take priority, enabling refugees to resettle in a different country?
  • Image preview 3:30pm: All the World Over: Reassessing Globalization
    *NOTE*: This event will now take place in Agnes Flanagan chapel.

    The effects of globalization have impacted every corner of the world. Has the movement proved to be unstable and dishonest, and failed to bring the changes to the world it promised? Or is globalization a positive force that international institutions and actors should embrace when confronting contemporary issues?