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Ph.D. Candidate Michael Zboray Receives National Fellowship

April 24, 2013: DGA Ph.D. Candidate Michael Zboray has been selected as a recipient of the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) fellowship, sponsored by the U.S Department of State. The fellowship is under the Individual Advanced Research Opportunities and will provide Michael with the opportunity to perform research abroad.

SAGA Holds its Annual Food & Music Festival

April 16, 2013   The Student Association of Global Affairs held its annual Food & Music Festival on April 11. The festival featured food and music from around the globe, celebrating the diversity of the Division of Global Affairs (DGA) and the Rutgers-Newark campus. In it's sixth year at DGA, the Food festival has become a staple [...]

Dr. Simon Reich on North Korea

April 10, 2013: As the situation between North Korea and the United States intensifies, Professor Simon Reich explains why and how it can escalate to the point of war. In an interview with EBRU News, Professor Reich says that "If you think about most causes of war, why conflict fact a lot is the result of miscalculation and [...]

Dr. Simon Reich on the Budget Cuts

April 1, 2013: Professor Simon Reich has published an article with The Conversation entitled, "Budget Cuts: Will American Military Power Suffer?" The article takes a nonpartisan view of the budget cuts and its impact on the defense budget.

Asia Pacific Week 2013

March 3, 2013: Asia Pacific Week 2013 will be the third conference of its kind hosted by The Australian National University and will explore the theme of ‘Pushing Boundaries’. The conference will bring together 100 student delegates from around the world to discuss the significant and controversial issues facing the Asia Pacific region in the 21st [...]

Dr. Simon Reich Speaks at Paris-Sorbonne University about 9/11

January 30, 2013: Dr. Simon Reich, Professor of Global Affairs, speaks at Paris-Sorbonne University about 9/11 and the differing perspectives of the U.S., U.K. and France. The presentation was entitled,  "Immigration Policies, Counter-Terrorism and Civil Liberties since 9/11-Towards Convergence or Sustained Differences in the US, the UK and France [...]

DGA Director Jean-Marc Coicaud is Interviewed by New Center at Rutgers New Brunswick

January 25, 2013: DGA Director Jean-Marc Coicaud was interviewed by Rutgers New Brunswick's new Center for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA). In the interview, Dr. Coicaud explains his plans for the Division of Global Affairs (DGA) and what can be expected in the future. DGA and GAIA partner on many occasions, both bringing [...]

DGA Ph.D. Student Judith Stoddard Presents Paper in Japan

January 25, 2012: DGA Ph.D. Student, Judith Stoddard, recently presented a paper entitled, “A Comparative Analysis of the Emergence of Major Violent and Nonviolent Opposition Campaigns” at the International Peace Research Association bi-annual conference, which was held late last year at Mei University in Tsu-Mei, Japan. Her paper addresses why [...]

Just Released: The Newest Edition of The Rutgers Humanist

January 14, 2013: The Rutgers Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights  has published its third edition (Winter 2012-2013) of  the Rutgers Humanist which  features several DGA students and their research. This edition contains articles ranging from the U.S. school system to the quest for justice in Cambodia.

Dr. Simon Reich Discusses the Future of Syria on EBRU News

December 14, 2012: DGA Professor Simon Reich was interviewed by EBRU News about the conflict in Syria and what he believes will be the outcome of this nearly two year conflict. The interview can be found on EBRU TV.

SAGA Holds its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

November 14, 2012 The Student Association of Global Affairs (SAGA) held its annual Thanksgiving dinner for DGA students on November 13. The dinner is a potluck dinner where each student brings a dish that not only represents the traditional Thanksgiving dinner but the diverse student body of DGA. While staple dishes such as turkey and cranberries [...]

Professor Simon Reich on What to Expect after the Elections

November 14, 2012: Professor Simon Reich gives insight into what American's should expect after the 2012 Presidential elections in his article with The Conversation entitled, "Foreign Affairs: What Can We Expect from Obama’s Second Term?"

Professor Coicaud is Selected as a Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellow

October 25, 2012: Professor Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director of the Division of Global Affairs and Professor of Law at the Rutgers School of Law, was selected as a Global Ethics Fellow by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Global Ethics Fellows are a key part of the Carnegie Council’s Global Ethics Network, which supports [...]

OneVoice Comes to Rutgers University

October 19, 2012: OneVoice, a grassroots movement aimed to bring peace to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two-state solution, brought the debate to Rutgers University. DGA Ph.D. Student Melissa Kronfeld participated in the event that drew six area universities, including NYU and Princeton,  to promote dialogue and an exchange of ideas [...]

Dr. Simon Reich "Can America Lead?"

October 15, 2012: Professor Simon Reich, DGA core faculty member and Professor of Political Science, discusses the decline of the U.S. influence internationally and the impact the U.S. Presidential elections may have on the international community's view of the U.S. in his most recent article titled, "Can America Lead? The Presidential Debate and [...]

Professor Carlos Seiglie Discusses NATO's Potential for Peace in the Middle East

October 5, 2012: Professor Carlos Seiglie, DGA core faculty member and Chair of the Economics Department, published a piece in the Star-Ledger discussing the potential for NATO to create a lasting peace in the Middle East. The article can be found here.

Global Affairs Ph.D. Student, Melissa Jane Kronfeld, Wins First Place Monograph Contest

September 27, 2012: The Center for First Amendment Studies is pleased to announce the winners of the $35,000 Second Annual National Richard A. Clarke Graduate Student Monograph Contest in commemoration of the 9/11 attacks. Graduate students from all across the country participated in the contest by submitting monographs that answered the following [...]

Division of Global Affairs Moves to Historic Conklin Hall

In August 2012 the Division of Global Affairs offices were moved to the second floor of the historic Conklin Hall, site of the 1969 protests that forever changed the face of Rutgers-Newark. Prior to 1969, 95% of the Rutgers-Newark student body was comprised of white students, with the city of Newark being primarily an African American community. [...]

Division of Global Affairs Student Alejandro Giménez Santana Selected for Summer Internship with The Fund for Peace

August 22, 2012: Division of Global Affairs M.S. Student Alejandro Giménez Santana has been selected for a summer internship with The Fund for Peace in Washington, D.C. Alex’s focus is on economic development, globalization and conflict studies. He plans to complete a thesis on the paradigm of the global economic system and its further [...]

Simon Reich Interviewed by EBRU News

July 17, 2012: DGA Professor Simon Reich was interviewed by EBRU News on his opinion of whether or not the Arab Spring will lead to an Arab Democracy. See his video interview below:


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