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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 [...]

Sigma Iota Rho Delta Xi Convocation and Induction

Friday evening September 12, 2014  Sigma Iota Rho Delta Xi Chapter hosted the 2014/15 academic year convocation and induction ceremony. Rutgers University-Newark, Sigma Iota Rho   The program began with a history of the international honor society and its unique commitment to scholarship in the field of international studies [...]

Division of Global Affairs Alumni Receives Prestigious Appointment

Division of Global Affairs Ph.D., Dr. Irvin-Erickson was appointed as the Director of the Genocide Prevention Program at School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. He recently defended his dissertation entitled "The Life and Works of Raphael Lemkin: A Political History of Genocide in Theory and Law."  In his [...]

Ph.D. Round Table "Crisis in Ukraine: Regional Conflict or Challenge to Global Order?"

Division of Global Affairs Ph.D. student Iuliia Kononenko delivered a lecture on Wednesday September 10th regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. She discussed pertinent challenges that the conflict in Ukraine engendered for regional and global security. Iullia Kononenko, Global Affairs, Presenting Ms. Kononenko also indicated salient [...]

Division of Global Affairs Opens Fall 2014 Semester

On Monday August 25th, the Division of Global Affairs hosted orientation for new incoming and prospective students of our Master of Science and Ph.D. programs.  The day was led by Global Affairs Associate Director, Ann Martin and attended by faculty and current graduate students in Global Affairs.  Participants were given an [...]

Beyond the Culture of Fear and Insecurity

Division of Global Affairs Director and Professor of Law and Global Affairs, Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud, delivered the keynote lecture for the 2014 Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Non-Violent Human Rights Advocacy Annual International Conference on Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Non-Violence, and Peace at the University of Utah in Salt [...]

Upcoming Event: Global Ethics Day

On Thursday October 16, the Division of Global Affairs and Sigma Iota Rho Delta Xi will be hosting a series of events to mark the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs' inaugural Global Ethics Day at Rutgers University-Newark.  Founded in New York City in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie to promote world peace through dialogue [...]

Graduate Research: Sciences Po CERI, Paris

Academic Affiliation In May 2014 Division of Global Affairs student Lynette Sieger traveled to Paris, France to embark on a three month graduate research project in affiliation with the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) as a visiting Ph.D. researcher at the Centre for International Studies and Research. Founded in 1952, CERI is [...]

Global Affairs Director on Emotions and Passions

Division of Global Affairs Director, Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud, has had a new article published and released in the Japanese Journal of Political Science September 2014 issue.  Dr. Coicaud's article, titled "Emotions and Passions in the Discipline of International Relations", is an examination of the conceptual relationship between emotions and [...]

Upcoming Event: Sigma Iota Rho Induction and Convocation

The Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International Studies Delta Xi Chapter, housed at the Division of Global Affairs Rutgers University-Newark, will host its Induction Ceremony and Convocation for the 2014-2015 Academic Year on Friday September 12, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  In addition to the induction of new members, we will introduce the theme [...]

Upcoming Event: New and Prospective Student Orientation

The Division of Global Affairs will host an orientation for our new incoming and prospective graduate students on Monday, August 25th. Orientation is an opportunity to learn more about the program and its criteria,  to meet some of our faculty and staff, and for students to meet one another.  We will also be happy to field any questions that you [...]

Global Affairs Student Selected as Teaching Fellow at Cornell University

Division of Global Affairs Ph.D. Student Patricia Campos-Medina was selected as a teaching fellow for the Union Leadership Institute, at the Workers Institute, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. As a teaching fellow, she will be part of the Institute’s Faculty for the period of 2014-2015. She will lecture [...]

Bridging Global Learning: Global Affairs Student Summer Projects

Graduate students in the Division of Global Affairs capitalize on summer opportunities  to extend their professional and learning experiences through study abroad programs, internships with prestigious international organizations, and presenting their research at conferences.  Read more about student summer experiences below. P.J. [...]

Global Affairs Director Jean-Marc Coicaud on Humanitarian Intervention

Division of Global Affairs Director, Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud, recently contributed a column on humanitarian intervention to Global Policy Journal's e-book Lessons from Intervention in the 21st Century: Legality, Legitimacy and Feasibility.  Contributing authors include renowned academics and practitioners in the fields of peace operations, law, and [...]

DGA Alumnus Dr. Daniel Herman Promoted to MSU's Political Science Faculty

June 2014: Dr. Daniel Herman, a 2011 DGA graduate, was promoted to a full-time faculty position in the Political Science department at Montclair State University (NJ). Additionally, he was named Director of the School's M.A. Program in Law and Governance. Dr. Herman's dissertation was entitled, "The Role of Basel Capital Accords in the Governance [...]

Dr. Simon Reich Publishes Two Articles on The Conversation

On 6 June 2014, Professor Reich's article, "From D-Day to Today: US Foreign Policy is at a Turning Point" was published on the news portal The Conversation, followed by his analysis of Iraq entitled, "Iraq Crisis Presents Historic Opportunity for US and Iran to Rewrite the Rulebook" on 17 June 2014.

Division of Global Affairs Student Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede Confers Press Conference on Boko Haram

May 2014: Along with New Jersey State Senators, Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, Dr. Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede and other Nigerian nationals recently held a press conference to raise awareness of the ongoing dangers that the terrorist group, Boko Haram, poses to the country, including the group's April 2014 kidnapping of 200 female students. "New [...]

Division of Global Affairs Ph.D. Student Edwin Daniel Jacobs Awarded the GSGA Excellence Award

May 2014: The Rutgers-Newark Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA) has selected Edwin Daniel Jacob, a Division of Global Affairs Ph.D. Student, as a recipient of one of its 2013-2014 Excellence Awards. The award, based upon recommendations he received from faculty and fellow students, is an acknowledgment of  Mr. Jacob's outstanding [...]

Division of Global Affairs Ph.D. Student Melissa Jane Kronfeld Awarded Weiker Scholarship

May 2014: The Political Science Department of Rutgers University-Newark awarded its annual Walter F. Weiker Scholarship to Melissa Jane Kronfeld, a Ph.D student in the Division of Global Affairs. The award honors the department's late colleague and is supported in large part by the generosity of the Weiker family. The Weiker [...]

DGA Graduate, Dr. Arkadiusz Mironko, Publishes Book

2012 DGA graduate, Dr. Arkadiusz Mironko, has just released his first book entitled, Determinants of FDI Flows within Emerging Economies: A Case Study of Poland. Part of Palgrave Macmillan's series "Studies in Economic Transition", the book analyzes and identifies the location patterns of FDI across different regions in Poland and strives to [...]


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