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Spring Colloquium 2014

Name: Spring Colloquium 2014
Location: Executive Education Building, near Nittany Lion Inn
Date: Every Thursday starting January 16 to May 1, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Penn State's School of International Affairs (SIA) Spring Colloquium 2014 will address the challenges presented by globalization. The event organized  by Professor Dennis Jett, is part of a required first year course for SIA students but it is open to the public.

Come listen to our highly acclaimed speakers provide broad exposure to a wide range of critical issues. for further details and information, please visit our website

Colloquium Schedule

Date Speaker/Topic
January 16, 2014 Dr. Richard Alley, Penn State Professor of GeoSciences — Climate Change
January 23, 2014 Joel Rubin, Director of Policy and Government Affairs Ploughshares Fund — Iran's Nuclear Program
January 30, 2014 Dr. Peter Forster, Penn State Professor of Information Sciences and Technology - Terrorism
February 6, 2014 Meredith Fensom, Lawyer and Expert on Latin America - Protecting Intellectual Property
February 13, 2014 Dr. Faten Yasser Halawi-Ghosn, Visiting faculty at University of Pittsburgh - Managing Conflicts
February 20, 2014 Roger Thurow, Former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent - Hunger
March 4,  2014 Joe Sestak, Former Vice admiral - Allocating resources for national security
March 6, 2014 Steven Mufson, Washington Post Reporter - Energy
March 20, 2014 Paul Pillar, Former senior intelligence officer - Intelligence and integrity
March 27, 2014 Sebastian Rotella, Former LA Times foreign correspondent - Media in the internet age
April 3, 2014 Ambassador Theodore Kattouf, President of AMIDEAST - Arab Spring
April 10, 2014 Cathleen Campbell, President and CEO of CRDF Global - The role of science for diplomacy
April 17, 2014 Karl Hoffman, President and CEO of Population Service International - NGO's
April 24, 2014 Dr. Lakshman Yapa, Penn State Professor of Geography - Poverty
May 1, 2014 Peter Van Buren, Author and Former Foreign Service - Post-conflict peace-building