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Global Affairs Director Delivers a Series of Lectures in China

Professor of Law and Global Affairs and the Director of the Division of Global Affairs Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud spent the week of November 9th, 2014 lecturing in China.  Visiting departments of law, American Studies, and international relations, Dr. Coicaud delivered three new lectures which centered on (i) exploring the dimensions of [...]

Global Affairs Students Receive Homeland Security Fellowships

Several Global Affairs students were awarded Rutgers-Newark Homeland Security Fellowships by The Graduate School at Rutgers-Newark. This program is a collaborative initiative of The Graduate School and the Rutgers Police Institute to provide participants with opportunities to explore facets of the evolving field of Homeland Security. Some of the [...]

Ph.D. Candidate Shares his Field Research Experience

Ph.D. Candidate Michael Zboray shares his field research experience in Russia and China. Michael received a fellowship from IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities program, sponsored by U.S. Department of State that provided him with the opportunity to perform research abroad.   I recently had the opportunity to conduct a half-year [...]

Upcoming Event: Screening of Watchers of the Sky

On Tuesday December 2, 2014 the Division of Global Affairs and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights will host a screening of the award winning documentary film Watchers of the Sky. Centered around the pioneering work of Raphael Lemkin--who coined the term genocide and was the key actor in the conceptualization, creation, and [...]

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Policy Adviser Visits Division of Global Affairs

On Tuesday November 4, 2014 Policy Adviser on Security Issues for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, lectured at the Division of Global Affairs as part of the Global Policy Speaker Series. Dr. Jeangène Vilmer's lecture--titled A Consequentialist Defense of Armed Drones and Targeted Killings-- focused on an [...]

Global Affairs Director: Emotions and Passions in International Relations

Division of Global Affairs Director, Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud, has had the second article in a series of three (one forthcoming) on the subject of Emotions and Passions in International Relations published and released in the Japanese Journal of Political Science.  It was released online on November 5, 2014 and will be available in print of Volume 15 [...]

Dr. Richard O'Meara Publishes New Book

On October 24, 2014, Professor Richard O'Meara published a book with Palgrave Pivot entitled Governing Military Technologies in the 21st Century:  Ethics and Operations.  This work examines emerging military technologies including nanotech, robotics, cyberwar, human enhancement, and non-lethal weapons. Dr. O'Meara describes the technological [...]

Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellows Annual Conference

On October 14-17 2014, Professor of Law and Global Affairs and Director of Global Affairs Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud and Global Affairs Ph.D. student Lynette Sieger participated in the Fourth Annual Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellows Conference in New York City.  This year's conference marked the Carnegie Council's Centennial Anniversary and [...]

Carnegie Council Torchbearers and Trailblazers

Reflections from a Carnegie Council Ethics Fellow for the Future on the Occasion of the Global Ethics Fellows Fourth Annual Conference and Centennial Celebrations By Lynette E. Sieger I recall a Friday afternoon, three years ago, sitting on the 6 train with the President of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, Joel [...]

Global Affairs Director Delivers Keynote at International Conference on E-Governance

On Thursday October 30 2014, Division of Global Affairs Director, Dr. Jean Marc Coicaud, delivered a keynote lecture at the 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of E-Governance in Guimarães, Portugal. The conference was organized by the University of Minho, the Agência para a Modernização Administrativa and the United Nations [...]

The Cultural Impact on Foreign Policy Making

On Saturday October 4, 2014 Division of Global Affairs Director, Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud, presented at a workshop on The Cultural Impact on Foreign Policymaking in a Multipolar World in Berlin, Germany. Bringing together renowned scholars from around the world, the workshop was organized by the Centre on Asia and Globalisation of the Lee Kuan Yew [...]

Dr. John Cantwell on the Theory of the Transnational or Multinational Corporation

Professor of Business and Global Affairs, Dr. John Cantwell,  has recently published on the theory of the  Transnational or Multinational Corporation in the September 2014 issue of the online journal Economic Thought.  Dr. Cantwell's contribution is a response to Grazia Ietto-Gillies' (Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics, [...]

Pathways to Perpetration and Prevention: UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect

On Wednesday October 8, 2014 the Division of Global Affairs and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR) will host a distinctive lecture as part of the fall 2014 colloquium series Pathways of Perpetration: Local and Global Intersections. The lecture will be delivered by Ms. Claudia Diaz, a Human Rights Officer in the [...]

Global Affairs Partnerships and Participation at Sciences Po in Paris

As a graduate program which aims at understanding the global dimensions of public policy in economic and environmental development, human rights, conflict and post-conflict society, public health, and governance at the international, national, and global levels, the Division of Global Affairs sends its faculty and students abroad to develop [...]

United Nations and Global Policy Studies

The Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University-Newark has developed a series of research projects, degree programs, conferences, workshops, and events centered on the emerging and increasingly pressing field of Global Policy, with an emphasis on Global Policy and the United Nations/United Nations Studies.  The Division of Global Affairs [...]

Dr. Simon Reich Delivers Lecture at Ford Institute for Human Security

On September 8th, 2014, Dr. Simon Reich, Professor of Global Affairs, gave a lecture for the Ford Institute for Human Security in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Dr. Simon Reich spoke about the Institute’s past accomplishments, its development and its vision. The Ford Institute is a part of the Graduate School of Public and International [...]

Dr. Simon Reich Publishes Article on The Conversation

Professor of Global Affairs Dr. Simon Reich’s article "U.S. Options Over MH17: Obama needs Europe's support in responding to Putin" was published on the news portal The Conversation on July 18, 2014. In his piece Dr. Reich explores the downing of Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH17, the complications involved in engaging major European powers, and the [...]

Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud Paris Panel Participant: La justice Linguistique

On Tuesday May 27, 2014, Division of Global Affairs Director Jean-Marc Coicaud participated in a two day conference on Ethics in International Affairs, ETHIQUE DES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES, at Sciences Po CERI in Paris, France.   Dr. Coicaud's  presentation titled Langue, justice et géopolitique was [...]

Global Affairs Ph.D. Students Open Seminar Series

The Division of Global Affairs opened the fall semester 2014 seminar series by hosting two Ph.D. Roundtables. On Wednesday September 10,  Iuliia Kononenko delivered a lecture on the timely and pressing issues of conflict in Ukraine titled "Crisis in Ukraine: Regional Conflict or Challenge to Global Order?”.   Ms. Kononenko's lecture was followed [...]

Taipei Lecture on Global Law Delivered by Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud

On July 15, 2014, professor of Law and Global Affairs and the Director of the Division of Global Affairs, Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud, delivered a lecture on global law at the Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Coicaud's lecture, titled Contemporary Questions of Legal and Political Legitimacy: From the [...]

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