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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: [...]

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 [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - “South South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development"

Join us for our weekly global affairs speaker series! On March 22, Kennedy Chesoli from the Secretariat of the Development Cooperation Forum at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, will join us to discuss “South South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development”. In light of the beginning of the [...]

DGA MS Student Audrey Nguyen Interviews Emilie McGlone

DGA MS student Audrey Nguyen interviewed Emilie McGlone, the International Coordinator of the New York-based office for Peace Boat US. Check out her article here!

2017 Colloquium Series - “Ethnic Narratives Matter”

The Rutgers Division of Global Affairs (DGA) and the Student Association of Global Affairs (SAGA) are pleased to invite you to our weekly colloquium and the Spring 2017 Faculty Spotlight.    This week, DGA Director Richard O’Meara, will join us for a dramatic presentation on why ethnic narratives matter. He will perform tales from the [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - “Decolonizing World Politics: India and China Today on Film”

The Division of Global Affairs (DGA) and the Student Association for Global Affairs (SAGA) jointly organize a weekly colloquium which brings students together with international affairs experts, practitioners and thinkers.   This week, Professor L.H.M. Ling, Professor of International Affairs at the New [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - Former UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell on “Relations with the Private Sector”

Join us on February 22 for our weekly colloquium series. This week we will feature a talk with Mr. Georg Kell, founder and former Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact who will talk about “Relations with the Private Sector”. The talk will take place on Wednesday, 22 February, in the Dana Room (Dana Library, 4th floor) from 2 [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - 2016 US Presidential Election: “The Battleground”

Join us on February 8th when Shahram Hashemi will show us his latest documentary on the 2016 US Presidential Election: “The Battleground”. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session and will take place in Dana Room (Dana Library, 4th floor) from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.    Shahram Hashemi is a Producer and Documentary Filmmaker at The [...]

Professor Chebel d’Appollonia Speaks on her Project ‘Violence in America’

Professor Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia will be presenting at the Marc Holzer PhD. Colloquium Series on Thursday, February 2nd in CPS 309, from 12 noon - 1 p.m. The talk will be focused on her latest project entitled, "Violence in America: Identity Politics in a Multi/Post Racial Society."  

Yale H. Ferguson Honored at ISA's 58th Annual Convention

Congratulations to one of DGA's founders and Professional Fellow, Yale Ferguson, on his recognition at the upcoming 2017 International Studies Association Convention. The History and International Section of the International Studies Association has scheduled a Distinguished Scholar panel and reception at its 58th Annual Convention in Baltimore, [...]

International Studies Association Honors DGA Professorial Fellow Yale H. Ferguson

The History and International Section of the International Studies Association will have a Distinguished Scholar panel and reception at its 58th Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD honoring DGA Professorial Fellow Yale H. Ferguson and his frequent co-author Richard W. Mansbach. The panel will be on Wednesday February 22nd in the PACA Room [...]

Military Leaders Speak Out Against Torture

We want to give a special shout out to our director, Dr. Richard O’Meara, who alongside other prominent military officials voiced his opposition to the use of torture. The attached lettersigned by over a hundred retired military personnel is a testament to the commitment of our armed forces, regardless of political party, to uphold [...]


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