MARCH 2014

SIS Responds to Ukraine Crisis
Dean Jim Goldgeier, Associate Professor Keith Darden, Associate Professor David Bosco and others commented on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. See our wrap-up of commentary--including opinion pieces, TV and radio interviews, and video of an SIS event on Ukraine. Read More.

Professor Explores Sex Worker Migration
Associate Professor Christine Chin turns her research lens on non-trafficked women who willingly migrate for sex work. She interviewed a number of sex workers from all over the world for her book, Cosmopolitan Sex Workers. Read More.
Ambassador Says Iraq Needs Time to Heal
“The reality in Iraq is very different from that portrayed in the international media,” said Iraq ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily (at left with Professor Abdul Aziz Said) in a talk sponsored by the Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace. Read More.

Freshman Recognized by First Lady
Michelle Obama visited SIS freshman Roger Sanchez’s high school alma mater last fall, where she spoke on the importance of education and pursuing college. To illustrate her point, she recognized Sanchez, lauding the hard work that set him on the path to a college degree. Read More.

AU Students Head to the Corn Belt
Participants in AU’s Alternative Spring Break to the U.S. Corn Belt will meet with small farmers, large-scale operations, biotechnology companies, and agricultural theorists in Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri. Read More.

The Role of the ICC in Africa

Assistant Professor Carl LeVan helped organize an event on the role of the International Criminal Court in Africa featuring Koki Muli, Kenya's Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations; Michael Greco, former President of the American Bar Association; Stephen Arthur Lamony, Coalition for the International Criminal Court; and Assistant Professor David Bosco. View the video here.

Uruguay Today
Uruguay’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luís Almagro Lemes, discussed the country's new civil rights agenda with Dean Jim Goldgeier. The event also included a tribute in recognition of Professor Robert Pastor. View the video here.

Upcoming Event Highlights

Special Event: What Does The United States Still Need To Do in Europe?
Speaker: Jaime Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for External Relations, NATO
Date: Thursday, March 20
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Abramson Family Founders Room

Dean's Discussion: Women and the World
Speaker: Anne-Marie Slaughter, President, New America Foundation
Date: Tuesday, March 25
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Location: SIS Atrium

SIS Industry Days Series: USIP
Date: April 3
Time: 3:30-6:30pm
Location: United States Institute of Peace
Sponsored by: SIS, the AU Alumni Association, the SIS Alumni Chapter, the SIS Graduate Student Council, and the AU Career Center
Open to SIS graduate students and alumni. RSVP required.

Join us!
March 18: Live Facebook Chat with Dean Goldgeier
April 9: Live Twitter Town Hall with Dean Goldgeier

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Elizabeth Bolen joins SIS as Director of Development and Nicole Rakers as Senior Advancement Officer.

Associate Professor Susan Shepler was named the George Arnhold Professor at the Georg Eckert Institute in Germany for 2014-15.

Assistant Professor Carl LeVan was appointed to the Advisory Board of Advancing Investments & Trade in Africa.


An alumni success story: Edward McGinnis

Alumni are invited to the SIS reception on March 27 at the ISA conference in Toronto.

Stay up to date on alumni news and events. Keep up with your classmates on the Class Notes page.

SIS in the News

For additional commentary on Ukraine, click here.

Assistant Professor Guy Ziv: "Netanyahu: A Prime Minister Beholden to Right-Wing Pressure," The Huffington Post, March 5.

Assistant Professor David Bosco: "A Good Time to Disband the Group of 8," Room for Debate, The New York Times, March 3.

Scholar in Residence Johanna Mendelson- Forman: "Food and Foreign Policy: A Diplomatic Cuisine," The Globalist, March 2.

Assistant Professor David Bosco: "Cool Ties," Foreign Policy, February 28.

Professor Gordon Adams: "The New Defense Budget Plan," Foreign Policy, February 27.

Assistant Professor David Bosco: "Return to Sender," Foreign Policy, February 25.

Associate Professor Stephen Silvia: "Five Key Questions and Answers about the Threat to Volkswagen Investment in the South," The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, February 21.

Associate Professor Stephen Silvia: "Prove to Workers That Their Lives Will Be Better," Room for Debate, The New York Times, February 17.

Professor Clarence Lusane: "Untold History: More Than a Quarter of U.S. Presidents Were Involved in Slavery," Democracy Now, February 17.

Dean James Goldgeier: "Barack Obama's Paragraph," Politico Magazine, February 16.

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