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PhD Student Lillian Hussong Travels to Sweden and Publishes Article

PhD student Lillian Hussong travelled to Umeå, Sweden to attend the 9th International Conference on Arctic Social Science (ICASS IX).  ICASS IX is a triennial conference hosted by the International Arctic Social Sciences Association.  Hussong was awarded a partial fellowship from the National Science Foundation’s Arctic Social Sciences [...]

DGA Professorial Fellow Yale Ferguson Publishes on OBOR Initiative

DGA Professorial Fellow Yale H. Ferguson has published an in-depth analysis of China's immensely ambitious "One Belt, One Road" foreign investment strategy and its implications for China's relations with the United States, Europe, Russia, and Central and Southeast Asia. [Ferguson, Yale. "China's OBOR Policy, China-U.S. Relations, and the Return of [...]

Professor Simon Reich Spends Summer as a Visiting Fellow at IRSEM

Between the months of June, July and parts of August, DGA Professor, Dr. Simon Reich, will be serving as a visiting fellow at IRSEM, a strategic think tank located in the Ecole Millitaire in Paris, France. Check out the webpage of IRSEM to learn a little more about the work Dr. Reich will be immersed in.  

PhD Candidate Alejandro Giménez-Santana Presents at Two Conferences

In May 2017, PhD Candidate Alejandro Giménez-Santana presented at the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing Conference at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona. In June 2017, Alejandro will be presenting once again at the Spanish Society of Criminological Research (SEIC) in Spain. The research Alejandro [...]

PhD Student Ziyi Zhang Participates in Two Summer Programs

From May 30 to June 3, 2017, PhD student, Ziyi Zhang, will attend the "U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium" program at Washington D.C. The program is organized by the National Committee on the U.S.-China Relations. This program is "an exclusive four-day program designed to provide 75 of the best and brightest Chinese graduate students [...]

DGA Professor Simon Reich Co-Authors Piece in Defense One E-Book

On March 2017, DGA Professor Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski of the Naval War College published a piece entitled, ‘What’s the Purpose of President Trump’s Navy?’ featured in The Future of the US Navy, an E-book by Defense One. In this piece, Reich and Dombrowski analyze the Trump campaign’s pledge to bolster the U.S. naval fleet from 272 to [...]

PhD Candidate Yvan Ilunga's Latest Publication and Conference Participation

Beyond the simplistic narrative of political instabilities in the DRC, Yvan Ilunga our DGA PhD Candidate and SAGA President has published a new article for the Conversation entitled "Stability in the DRC: A Look Beyond Political Agreements". In this piece Yvan argues that while conflicts in the DRC has a lot to do with power [...]

PhD Candidate Adonia Ayebare Appointed Uganda's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations New York

PhD Candidate Adonia Ayebare was recently appointed as Uganda's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations New York. The appointment was effective beginning March 2017. Until recently, Adonia was a Senior Adviser on Peace and Security at the African Union Permanent Observer Mission at The United Nations, New York. He [...]

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock N Roll Screening

The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and the Division of Global Affairs  co-sponsored the film screening  “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock N Roll” featuring Director, John Pirozzi.  Through the eyes, words, and songs of its popular music stars of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, 'Don't Think I've [...]

PhD Student Lauren Kaplan Awarded the Rutgers-USAID Research & Innovation Fellowship

Awarded a second time with the Research & Innovation Fellowship through Rutgers and USAID, Lauren Kaplan will be returning to Cape Town, South Africa for two months to conduct research that will ultimately contribute towards her dissertation. The purpose of her research is to explore existing laws, policies, and programs and their impact at [...]

DGA Students Present Posters at Rutgers Newark Research Week

Four of our DGA doctoral candidates and PhD students presented their research during a poster session put on by the Rutgers Newark Graduate School on April 17, 2017. Part of Rutgers Newark research week, the poster session allowed participants to learn about the diversity of research conducted at Rutgers Newark.   Doctoral candidates Simone [...]

Hourie Tafech Speaks to DGA on Challenges Facing Student Refugees

Founder of NGO “Spark 15” Addresses DGA Students on Challenges Facing Student Refugees Hourie Tafech is making a mark on the world: by making her way out of a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon to pursue an education in Malta, this young Palestinian social entrepreneur has demonstrated that it is possible to break the cycle most refugees [...]

Social Entrepreneur Rama Chakaki Speaks on Refugee Education

Social Entrepreneur Rama Chakaki discusses importance of refugee education at DGA luncheon   On March 8th, 2017 the Division of Global Affairs, led by Program Director Richard O’Meara and Associate Director Natalie Jesionka hosted Syrian-born Rama Chakaki at a lunch meeting for DGA students. As co-founder of Baraka Ventures Ms. Chakaki, [...]

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock N Roll Screening

The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and the Division of Global Affairs  will co-sponsor the film screening  “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock N Roll” featuring Director, John Pirozzi. Tuesday, April 18th 6pm-9pm Dana Room, Dana Library Watch a link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/ [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - "The Case for Empowerment Spaces for Muslim Women"

DGA Weekly Colloquium: The Case for Empowerment Spaces for Muslim Women The Rutgers Division of Global Affairs and the Student Association of Global Affairs organize a weekly global affairs colloquium with internationally active experts and practitioners. Join us on April 19 when Rana Abdelhamid, Founding President of WISE, will talk [...]

Ph.D. Candidate Edwin Jacob Presents at MPSA

Ph.D. Doctoral Candidate, Edwin Jacob, recently presented a paper entitled, "Past Prologue: Understanding Security in an Age of Terror," at the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago.  

New Sigma Iota Rho Members Inducted

On April 12, 2017, the Delta Xi Chapter Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) Honors Society for International Studies held its annual induction ceremony at Rutgers Newark.    DGA Associate Director Natalie Jesionka and current SIR president Sabrina Axster welcomed new inductees. The Honors Society issues an [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - “The Global Refugee Crisis And When Humanitarian Interventions Are No Longer Enough”

Join us on April 12 for the weekly global affairs colloquium co-hosted by the Division of Global Affairs and the Student Association of Global Affairs. This week Stephanie Hammond, World Vision Humanitarian Policy Advisor with extensive field experience in international conflict zones and disaster areas and a specific [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - "The Global Environmental Agenda and Paradiplomacy by Sub-National State Actors"

Join us for the weekly global affairs colloquium on April 5 with Martina Muller, International Affairs Advisor at the São Paulo State Secretariat for the Environment. Every week the Division of Global Affairs and the Student Association of Global Affairs jointly organize a talk as part of their speaker series. This week, Ms. Muller [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - "Human Trafficking Myths and Reality”

You've probably heard of global human trafficking, but what does it actually mean? Join us on Wednesday, March 29, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Dana Room (Dana Library, 4th floor), for our weekly colloquium with DGA Associate Director Natalie Jesionka. This talk breaks down the complexity of global human trafficking and aims to dispel popular myths about [...]

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