Eleanor Brown, a leading scholar of property, migration, globalization, development, and the law, will join the Penn State faculty, effective July 1, as a professor of law at Penn State Law, a professor of international affairs in the School of International Affairs, and a senior scientist in the Rock Ethics Institute.
As an international body dedicated to improving the lives of people all around the world, it makes sense that working for the United Nations would be a popular career goal for students at the Penn State School of International Affairs. Achieving that goal may seem difficult, given the highly competitive nature of U.N. careers, but SIA alumni aren’t just working at the U.N. — they’re excelling.
On Feb. 9, a group of distinguished speakers from the Penn State School of International Affairs (SIA) unraveled the complex web of policy and humanitarian issues at the heart of the Syrian civil war and refugee crises at a panel in Washington, D.C.
Johannes Fedderke, a professor in the Penn State School of International Affairs, recently completed an evaluation of the World Bank’s work in South Africa to help the international financial institution better address economic disparity in the African nation.
China’s “new Silk Road” — an ambitious initiative to increase China’s presence on the world stage through greater economic ties to Europe, the Persian Gulf, and Africa — will exert a profound influence on international affairs and American foreign policy in the coming years, argues Penn State School of International Affairs professor Flynt Leverett in a new publication.
Ten posters were awarded first prize in various categories during Energy Days 2016, held May 19-20 on the University Park Campus. The winning posters, as well as all posters from Energy Days, are viewable online.
Several prominent authors, scholars, and experts will visit the School of International Affairs throughout the spring semester to discuss the latest research, trends and challenges affecting global affairs. The semester-long speaker series begins on Jan. 14 and continues from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Thursdays in 12 Lewis Katz Building.
The post of U.S. ambassador is as old as our nation itself. Benjamin Franklin was not only one of the most distinguished literary and scientific innovators of his day, but was also the very first American diplomat. Yet despite its long history, the public remains largely in the dark about the job itself. How do people become ambassadors, and what is their actual role?
Foreign correspondent, investigative journalist and author Sebastian Rotella will present "The Media in the Internet Age" at Penn State School of International Affairs on April 19. A senior reporter for ProPublica, Rotella covers terrorism, intelligence, organized crime and law enforcement.
The next episode of "World on Trial", an international human rights public television and Web-based interactive series produced by Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, the School of International Affairs and WPSU, will examine the legality of the use of unmanned drones by the U.S. government to target suspected terrorists. The new episode will be filmed in the fall and information about specific air dates will be announced as it is available. To join a discussion on this topic or to view the first episode of "World on Trial," which focused on the French Headscarf law, visit http://www.worldontrial.psu.edu/ online.
Flynt Leverett, whose distinguished government career has included positions with the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department and most recently as the senior director for Middle East affairs with the National Security Council, will discuss the changing nature of U.S. foreign policy strategy in a talk titled "Energy, Economics, and the Lost Art of Grand Strategy: American Policy Toward the Persian Gulf and Rising Asia in the 21st Century."
Leverett will deliver the talk at 6 p.m. on April 3, in the Apfelbaum Courtroom/Auditorium in Lewis Katz Hall, at 333 W. South St., Carlisle, Pa. His presentation is open to the public and a reception will follow; the presentation will be simulcast to Lewis Katz Building in University Park and webcast live.