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Visiting Student Yvan Yenda Ilunga on Africa's Middle Class

In a piece for The Conversation, Visiting Student of Global Affairs Yvan Yenda Ilunga discusses the rise of small business in Africa and the necessity of a strong middle class to support African economic development.  In the article he also analyzes the contours of African development and discusses the attributes and drawbacks of the different [...]

Council on Foreign Relations: College and University Educators Workshop

On invitation the Director of the Division of Global Affairs Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud attended the Council on Foreign Relations fourth annual College and University Educators Workshop in New York City, NY.  Taking place April 16th and 17th, 2015, the workshop brought together leading professors teaching in areas related to international relations, [...]

Student and Young Diplomat: Hiyam Alfassam

Graduate students at the Division of Global Affairs are unique scholars who often hold professional positions in global policy while completing their degrees.  This allows them to play an active role in contributing to the engineering and facilitation of policy and thinking relevant to new and emerging global trends on issues of international [...]

Professor O'Meara Speaks at Fort Totten

Last week, Professor O'Meara visited the Army Reserve unit at Fort Totten in Queens, NYC. He delivered a lecture on the history and cultures of sub-Saharan Africa to soldiers preparing to deploy to African posts. *Photos by Scott Fisher

Centennial of the Armenian Genocide

On Thursday April 9, 2015 Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs Dr. Alexander Hinton who is also the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR) and holds the UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention appeared on WNET New York Public Media to discuss the Armenian Genocide.  In the segment "Marking the [...]

Dr. Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia Publishes New Book

Palgrave Macmillan has published a book by Professor of Public Affairs and Administration and Professor of Global Affairs Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia.  The book is entitled Migrant Mobilization and Securitization in the US and Europe:  How Does It Feel to Be a Threat?  and is part of the larger series Europe in Transition - The NYU European Studies [...]

M.S. Student Receives Position at New York Grant Company

Division of Global Affairs M.S. student, Sam Miller, was appointed to New York Grant Company as an Analyst.  In this position, Miller identifies and researches various economic development incentive programs as well as analyzes the constant changes to local, state and federal economic development policy. The company is an economic development [...]

Visiting Student Yvan Yenda Ilunga on US and Chinese Influence in Africa

In a piece for The Conversation, Visiting Global Affairs Student Yvan Yenda Ilunga analyzes the competition between the United States and China for influence in Africa.  He highlights attributes and differences between the American and Chinese model of economic engagement with the region and suggests how these differing approaches could be [...]

Genocide and Mass Violence: Memory, Symptom, and Recovery

Cambridge University Press has published a book edited by Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs Alexander L. Hinton and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School Devon E. Hinton. The book, entitled Genocide and Mass Violence: Memory, Symptom, and Recovery, is a collection of articles written by psychological and [...]

Dr. Coicaud at the Institut Catholique d’Etudes Supérieures Presents on Forgiveness and Reconciliation

On Friday February 6, 2015 the Division of Global Affairs Director Dr. Jean Marc Coicaud presented on the American civil war at an international multidisciplinary colloquium on forgiveness and reconciliation. The conference titled Le Pardon, un défi dans l'histoire was hosted by the Institut Catholique d’Etudes Supérieures (ICES) in La Roche sur [...]

Division of Global Affairs Annual Visit to United Nations Headquarters

Monday February 2, 2015 Division of Global Affairs graduate students and faculty visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.  As part of the day's events students attended a panel on the unique opportunities and challenges of a career in international organizations and the United Nations.  The panel was moderated by [...]

Released: Lessons from Intervention in the 21st Century: Legality, Legitimacy and Feasability

The Global Policy Journal has just released it's second e-book entitled  Lessons from Intervention in the 21st Century: Legality, Legitimacy and Feasibility (David Held and Kyle McNally eds.) for which Division of Global Affairs Director Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud contributed a chapter "International Humanitarian [...]

Global Affairs Director: Information Revolution and International Organizations

Division of Global Affairs Director Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud has co-authored and published an article with economist David le Blanc who is a Senior Sustainable Development Officer at the Division for Sustainable Development in the United Nations Secretariat in New York.  The article is entitled "Information Revolution and International [...]

Ph.D. Student Receives Appointment at The Worker Institute at Cornell University

Division of Global Affairs Ph.D. student, Patricia Campos-Medina, was appointed to The Worker Institute at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), Cornell University, as Co-Director of the New York State/AFL-CIO Union Leadership Institute (ULI). The ULI prepares New York's union leaders to more effectively and strategically tackle the [...]

United Nations and Global Policy

January 15-16, 2015 Director of the Division of Global Affairs and Professor of Law and Global Affairs Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud attended the Global Conference on a Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics Towards a Strategic Framework for Statistics in Support of the Post-2015 Development Agenda at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. [...]

Global Affairs Symposium: Conceptualizing the Global - Recontextualizing the Local, Regional and International

On Friday April 24, 2015 the Division of Global Affairs student organizations Sigma Iota Rho and the Student Association of Global Affairs will host our 2015 Global Affairs Symposium: Conceptualizing the Global – Recontextualizing the Local, Regional, and International. The symposium will feature three undergraduate panels moderated [...]

Dr. Reich's Book Subject of Review Symposium in European Political Science

Professor Simon Reich and Professor Richard Ned Lebow's most recent book entitled, Goodbye Hegemony!  Power and Influence in the Global System is the subject of a review symposium in the newly published edition of European Political Science. The symposium includes: An Introduction by Lasse Thomassen Reviews of Goodbye Hegemony! written by John [...]

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Cristina Damiao

The Division of Global Affairs community of faculty, staff, alumni, and scholars is deeply saddened by the recent and untimely death of Global Affairs Ph.D. candidate Cristina Damiao. She was a committed scholar and actively engaged in the Division of Global Affairs, serving as a founding member of the honors society Sigma Iota Rho and as an [...]

Upcoming Events: Week of December 1st

The week of December 1st, 2014 the Division of Global Affairs will round off the fall semester by hosting a Colloquium, Global Policy Seminar, and Special Film Screening.  All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Tuesday December 2nd: Screening of the Award Winning Documentary Film Watchers of the Sky. [...]

Deputy Chief in UN DESA Kristinn Helgason on Legitimacy and Governance of Post-2015 Development

On Thursday November 20, 2014 Deputy Chief of the Development Cooperation Policy Branch in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in the United Nations Secretariat Kristinn Helgason delivered a lecture at the Division of Global Affairs as part of the Global Policy Seminar Series.  Mr. Helgason's lecture, titled  [...]


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