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2014 Division of Global Affairs Graduating Class

"To the illuminated mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson On May 21, 2014 Rutgers University-Newark held a commencement ceremony at the Prudential Center for the class of 2014.  The Division of Global Affairs was proud to award twelve Doctorates of Philosophy in Global Affairs. Learn more from some of our [...]

P.J. Blount, Division of Global Affairs Ph.D. student, Gives Expert Testimony at Congressional Hearing

On Friday May 9, 2014 Division of Global Affairs Ph.D. student P.J. Blount testified in Washington, D.C. before the Subcommittee on Space of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.  The Congressional hearing was titled "Space Traffic Management: How to Prevent a Real Life 'Gravity.'" Mr. Blount, who serves as an adjunct Professor in [...]

Lynette Sieger, Division of Global Affairs Ph.D. student, Appointed as Carnegie Council Ethics Fellow for the Future

On May 16, 2014 Division of Global Affairs Ph.D. student Lynette Sieger was appointed by Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellow, Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud, and confirmed by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs as a Carnegie Council Ethics Fellow for the Future. As an Ethics Fellow for the Future, Ms. Sieger will participate in the [...]

Division of Global Affairs Master of Science Program Recruitment Activities

The Division of Global Affairs has been running a series of events to introduce the unique interdisciplinary academic program and professional opportunities that our master and doctoral programs offer. DGA Associate Director Ann Martin with Ph.D. students Lynette Sieger, Iuliia Kononenko, and Meghan Sullivan Division of Global Affairs staff [...]

Andrés Solimano on Capitalism of the 21st Century

On January 29, 2014 Dr. Andrés Solimano, Chairman of the International Center for Globalization and Development, Santiago, Chile spoke at the Division of Global Affairs as part of the Global Policy speaker series. His lecture Capitalism of the 21st Century Wealthy Elites and Economic Democracy covered the topics of sustainable economic development [...]

Division of Global Affairs Director, On the United Nations and Democracy

On April 17, 2014 Division of Global Affairs Director, Jean-Marc Coicaud, gave a lecture as part of the Global Policy Speaker Series on The Ambiguous Attitude of the United Nations Towards Democracy. Dr. Coicaud's lecture built off of his academic expertise in the field and his experiences as the Director of the United Nations University in New [...]

Division of Global Affairs Global Policy Project: Global Data and Statistics

Initiated by Dr. Ronald Jansen and Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud, the Division of Global Affairs is embarking on a project to develop graduate courses, new research, and new methodology in the fields of global governance and global policy.  The project focuses on integration in the areas of education, environment, economy (sustainable development and [...]

United Nations and Rutgers University: Global Data, Statistics and Global Policy Meeting

On Friday May 2nd, 2014 Dr. Ronald Jansen and Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud hosted the United Nations Division of Statistics, United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), and Rutgers University (Division of Global Affairs, School of Communication and Information, and School of Criminal Justice) for a session [...]

Conversations: Global Public Policy Panel on Evaluation

On Wednesday April 23, 2014, Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy hosted a global public policy panel discussion on monitoring and evaluation in international development.  Panelists included Division of Global Affairs Director, Jean-Marc Coicaud, and Division of Global Affairs regular visiting Professors of Global [...]

"Genocide: Pathways & Passages": Reflections from the Inaugural Conference (April 2014)

On April 3rd and 4th, 2014, Rutgers University’s Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR) hosted its inaugural international conference, Genocide: Pathways and Passages. Over 30 participants and moderators from across Rutgers University as well as other organizations from around the world took part in the two day event. The [...]

New York Public Library Opens Raphael Lemkin Archive to Faculty and Graduate Students of the Division of Global Affairs

On March 18, 2014, Dr. Alexander Hinton, Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights and Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs, who holds the UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention hosted an invitational event at the New York Public Library Lemkin Archive. Invitees were graduate students of Dr. Hinton’s course, titled “ [...]

Conversations: ISA Panel on Intergenerational Global Ethics

"Integrity, personal integrity, is something which is experienced through what we display and feature vis-à-vis others but also, what we display and feature in terms of personal authenticity." ~Jean-Marc Coicaud On March 27th 2014, the Director of the Division of Global Affairs, Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud, participated in the International Studies [...]

Diplomacy and Statecraft Honors Dr. Richard Langhorne’s Contribution in the Field of International Relations

Diplomacy and Statecraft journal recently published its Festschrift edition. It honored the contribution of Dr. Langhorne to the field of international relations, diplomacy and statecraft.   It is worth noting that among its contributing scholars is DGA’s Professorial Fellow Dr. Yale Ferguson . Dr. Langhorne worked for the British Government from [...]

Division of Global Affairs at the United Nations Headquarters

On January 27, 2014, Division of Global Affairs Master of Science and Ph.D. students attended the United Nations Headquarters in New York City for by invitation events centered on global policy, global governance and careers in international organizations. The day began with an opening address by Helen Clark, the United Nations Development [...]

Joanna Cichon becomes an "Ethics Fellow for the Future"

In the Spring of 2013, Joanna Cichon, one of DGA’s Ph.D. candidates, became part of the next generation of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners who were selected by the Carnegie Council's Global Ethics Fellows. Please read about her experience at the Carnegie Council here.

Princeton University Press Publishes Dr. Simon Reich's New Book

Professor Simon Reich and Richard Ned Lebow, Professor of International Political Theory at King's College London, published the book, Good-Bye Hegemony!: Power and Influence in the Global System. The book argues that hegemony is a fiction propagated to support a large defense establishment, justify American claims to world leadership, and [...]

Recently Published: The Latest Edition of The Rutgers Humanist

September 25, 2013: The Rutgers Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights has released its special edition of the Rutgers Humanist that features several DGA students and their research. This edition explores intersections of gender, genocide and human rights abuses.

Panel and Discussion on Syria

On September 18, 2014, DGA hosted a panel and discussion on Syria featuring Simon Reich and Jean-Marc Coicaud.

Dr. Chebel d’Appollonia on Lessons of the 9/11 Attacks

September 9, 2013: Professor Chebel d’Appollonia published an op-ed entitled, “What Have We Learned Since the 9/11 Attacks, And Is It Keeping Us Safer?”. Dr. Chebel d’Appollonia reflects on the impact of 9/11 on American society and US foreign policy. The full article can be found here.

Ph.D. Candidate Michael Toomey Receives Fellowship

Ph.D. candidate, Michael Toomey, received a 2013 Doctoral Support Program Scholarship to conduct his dissertation research at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary. Michael studied in CEU's International Relations and European Studies Department where he was also a Visiting Scholar in the Fall 2013 semester. CEU is among the most [...]


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