School of International Affairs presents global issues colloquium

Leading thinkers, authors, and scholars are visiting Penn State's School of International Affairs will discuss the latest research and trends in foreign relations, conflict resolution, food security, poverty, religion, terrorism and nation building at this year's SIA Global Affairs Colloquium.

All presentations will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 116 of the Lewis Katz Building, University Park campus of Penn State, and will be simulcast to Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, Pa., and webcast live. The talks take place from Feb. 2 to April 19.

Organized by Professor Dennis Jett, retired U.S. Ambassador, all colloquium presentations will be open to the public and webcast live. “Major international problems cannot be solved through just one academic discipline,” said Jett. “Our guests have a wide range of practical experiences and perspectives to share.”

Upcoming Speakers

-- Matt Hodes, former director of Carter Center Conflict Resolution Program, Feb. 2. Hodes will address conflict resolution.

-- Gregory Gottlieb, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID, Bureau for Food Security on Feb. 9. Gottlieb will speak on international development.

-- Lakshman Yapa, Professor of Geography, Penn State University, Feb. 16. Yapa will speak on poverty.

-- Roger Finke, Professor of Sociology and Religions Studies, Penn State University, Feb. 23. Dr. Finke will speak on religion.

-- Steven Mufson, reporter, Washington Post, March 1. Mufson will speak on energy.

-- Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (retired) March 15. Wilkerson will speak on intelligence and foreign policy.

-- Ambassador Wendy Chamberlain, President, Middle East Institute, March 22. Chamberlain will discuss the Arab Spring.

-- Ambassador Eileen Malloy, U.S. State Department, Office of Inspector General, March 26. Malloy will discuss Russia.

-- Louis Goodman, dean emeritus, School of International Affairs, American University, April 5. Goodman will present “A Rising Asia: Threat or Opportunity?”

-- Karl Hofman, president and CEO, PSI, April 12. Hofman wil speak on global health.

-- Sebastian Rotella, correspondent, Pro Publica, April 19. Rotella will speak about media in the information age.


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Last Updated July 22, 2015