Professor Flynt Leverett Op-ed "Rouhani won the Iranian election. Get over it."
Adm. Jim Houck named interim dean of SIA and the Law School
Dennis Jett featured in oral history project with Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (PDF)
JLIA editors say current issue ignites dialogue among peacekeeping researchers and policymakers
The latest issue of the Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs (JLIA), proposes an ambitious goal according to its editors: to close the perceived gap between conflict resolution policymakers and scholars. Executive Editor and Penn State Law Professor Amy Gaudion describes the issue as showing how “research can be simultaneously rigorous and relevant, and analytic and accessible.” To do this, the JLIA team partnered with the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), a Swedish government agency dedicated to enhancing the quality and effectiveness of international conflict and crisis management.
National security, civil rights experts to put U.S. drone program on trial
Episode two of World on Trial, an international human rights television and web program produced by Penn State Law will feature Judge James E. Baker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces as presiding judge and Jameel Jaffer of the ACLU and former F-14 pilot Michael Lewis as lead attorneys. The series presents both sides of sharply contested international human rights issues in the context of courtroom trials before live multinational juries.
Watch: UC Berkeley's "Conversations with History" with Professor Flynt Leverett on Middle East policy
Graduates, faculty, and families attend Spring Commencement
The Graduate School Commencemnt was held on May 5, at the Bryce Jordan Center and 25 students graduated with Master of International Affairs degrees from the School of Internatonal Affairs.
Former congressman Joseph Sestak named General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership
Joseph Sestak, former congressman and retired U.S. Navy three-star admiral, has been named as the 2013-14 recipient of the General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership. While in residence, he will conduct classes at Penn State University Dickinson School of Law and School of International Affairs, Dickinson College, and the U.S. Army War College.
Professor Leverett op-ed "Why the failure in Almaty is a big deal"
Watch: Noam Chomsky on "Going to Tehran" by Flynt Leverett
Secretary of Defense appoints Admiral Houck to Sexual Assault Response Panel
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has appointed Admiral (ret.) James W. Houck, distinguished scholar in residence at Penn State Law and School of International Affairs, to a Congressionally-mandated panel charged with conducting an independent review of Department of Defense systems used to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate allegations of sexual assault in the military. Other members of the nine-person panel include former U.S. Representative Elizabeth Holtzman and former U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Jones.
Professor Leverett featured on WPSU's Conversations
Professor Flynt Leverett appeared on WPSU's Conversations from Penn State television program Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m.
In USA Today: Professor Gartner sees big data forensics as a key to solving Boston marathon crime
Matt Ceccato named Presidential Management Fellow
If Matt Ceccato has to name one quality that powered him through his journey from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to a Presidential Management Fellowship, it would be the determination he learned as a Paratrooper in the U.S. Army. On his second deployment to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005, he was wounded in combat by a gunshot through both legs that left him unable to walk.
Professor Leverett Op Ed "Nuclear Iran: What's at Stake for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa"
Professor Dennis Jett discusses U.S. relationship with Japan on "Marketplace"
Professor Leverett believes Obama's calls for peace ring hollow
Professor Dennis Jett Op-ed: "When Argentines Fell Silent"
Native New Yorker Gloria Kim helps Salvadorans farm sustainably
Gloria Kim, a second-year student in the School of International Affairs, is leveraging her interest in agricultural sustainability to help improve the lives of others. Working in El Salvador with ten farmers and two other U.S. interns while living in an adobe home on a farm during her two-month program in the Suchitoto municipality, she immersed herself in the farming culture of the country.
National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine unanimously elects Professor William Butler to membership
William E. Butler, the John Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law and International Affairs at Penn State, has been elected to the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine.
Christine Sylvester tackles nuclear disarmament in graduate thesis
Christine Sylvester, a second-year master's degree candidate in the School of International Affairs (SIA), unraveled the intricacies of nuclear disarmament at a recent Center for Global Studies graduate lecture. Acknowledging the potential devastation from failed maintenance or misuse of nuclear weapons, Sylvester's presentation “Nuclear Disarmament: Creating a Nuclear Weapons Free Middle East” covered the history of nuclear weapons and considered current and proposed regional approaches to establishing nuclear weapons free zones.
Listen: Prof. Leverett's talk on Re-thinking Iran at the World Affairs Council
Professor Gartner sees sequester-related defense cuts as way to rethink mission
Professor Leverett discusses U.S.-Iranian nuclear diplomacy on PBS NewsHour
Washinton Diplomat features U.S. Ambassadorship research of Profs. Jett and Fedderke
Professor Leverett forecasts the collapse of U.S. sanctions against Iran
Watch: Professor Flynt Leverett on latest U.S. overtures to Iran
Professors Jett and Fedderke tell the Washington Post what a diplomatic post might cost a donor
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SIA's Matt Ceccato addresses international terrorism in lunchtime series
Watch: Professor Randall Robinson discusses his career and new book on C-SPAN
The Atlantic names Professor Flynt Leverett's blog on Iran one of its Five Best Fridays Columns
NYT features Penn State research on economic cost of "purchasing" ambassadorships
International Affairs Colloquium brings experts on Global issues to Penn State
Professor and U.S. Ambassador (Ret.) Dennis Jett, is bringing thought leaders on topics ranging from food security to terrorism to Penn State's School of International Affairs (SIA) as part of his Spring Colloquium which began on January 10 and continues throughout the semester. The program features 15 speakers.
Dean McConnaughay named dean of Peking University's School of Transnational Law
Dean McConnaughay named dean of Peking University's School of Transnational Law
Symposium to consider potential outcomes of U.S.-Iran relationship
Thought leaders Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, authors of the new book Going to Tehran, will headline a symposium, “The U.S.-Iranian Relationship and the Future of International Order,” aimed at assessing the nature of current U.S.-Iranian relations and exploring how the two state's strategic choices will affect the international order in the future.
Prof. Jett disappointed in process of appointing ambassadorships
Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs features discussion of Professor Leverett's new book
SIA Students support sustainable development initiatives in Kenya
In an effort to bring fresh water to rural Kenyans, SIA students Kory Hansen and Jin Ju Kim participated in Penn State's Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program to develop a ceramic water filtration system for parts of the sub Saharan African nation.
International peace organization awards grant to study international mediation behaviors
Swedish-based organization the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) has provided a $25,000 grant to Professor Scott Gartner of the School of International Affairs (SIA) and Penn State Law to conduct experiments in international mediation
Politico features Professor Leverett's Going to Tehran as a noteworthy, new book
Professor Leverett featured on The Daily Beast's "The Dish"
"Going to Tehran" by Professor Flynt Leverett makes Foreign Policy suggested reading list for 2013
Professor Gartner's research suggests possible way to reduce gun violence
Professor McClennon: Satire is shaping the next generation of American citizens
Top scholars challenge conventional national security wisdom in interdisciplinary journal
WPSU features SIA student Kate Shaffner's story on an upcoming student project in Ghana
Ashley Francis '11 joins Professor Kelmelis in a riveting presentation on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Victims of Hurricane Sandy get help: SIA's no-shave November fundraiser
Lt. Gen. James Dubik to present "Iraq: Leadership Under Pressure"
Former general James Dubik, the General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership at Penn State School of International Affairs, will present “Iraq: Leadership under pressure,” an examination of civil-military leadership during the 2007-08 surge in Iraq at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22. During the surge, Gen. Dubik had command responsibility for training all Iraqi security forces, military and police as well as responsibility for advising the ministers of Defense and Interior.
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