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Dennis Jett
November 22, 2017
While the generals are no doubt military men of integrity, my four decades of experience as a diplomat and scholar of American foreign policy suggest there is no law that would make a presidential order to launch a preemptive nuclear strike on North Korea illegal.
https://theconversation.com/if-trump-wants-nuclear-war-virtually-no-one-can-stop-him-87829
November 21, 2017
Exactly what makes a country a sponsor of terrorism is kept relatively vague: Joseph DeThomas, a former State Department official who focused on North Korea and Iran and is a professor of international affairs at Pennsylvania State University, has called it “more of an art t
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/11/20/north-koreas-on-again-off-again-status-as-a-state-sponsor-of-terrorism
November 13, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/climate/fema-flooding-trump.html?_r=0
Professor Larry Catá Backer
November 1, 2017
"Commenting on withdrawal of the Trump’s administration from international treaties including the JCPOA, Prof. Larry Backer says the withdrawals may provide substantial opportunity for China and for regional powers like Iran."
http://media.mehrnews.com/d/2017/10/24/0/2614095.pdf
October 24, 2017
https://www.ft.com/content/adbd5c54-b261-11e7-a398-73d59db9e399?accessToken=zwAAAV9O9Ow4kdOtvVxUsmER59OjmHPVnbnjmQ.MEUCIGeXvjvXTFSjER3AfSzW86b-IE1rfOQfYb1eZUZ7RMJSAiEAi6mGZKxME-NOX-XpEOzCD81UIdwrk_2rKX84mjciIbM&sharetype=gift
October 18, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Over the course of two days of intense negotiation, the Penn State School of International Affairs became the site of an international summit over the Nagorno-Karabakh region in the South Caucasus.
October 16, 2017
https://www.salon.com/2017/10/15/the-real-power-of-michael-moore-he-came-to-comedy-from-activism-not-the-other-way-around/
SIA Dean Hari Osofsky
October 13, 2017
"At first blush, these developments give the impression that the U.S. power sector is about to take a dramatic turn, and these decisions do indeed represent a significant shift in U.S. policy. But major changes on the ground are unlikely to happen overnight, or perhaps even in the next several years, for many reasons.
http://www.latimes.com/sns-the-pull-of-energy-markets-and-legal-challenges-will-blunt-plans-to-roll-back-epa-carbon-rules-85561-20171013-story.html
James Clapper
October 11, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Honorable James R. Clapper, the former director of national intelligence under President Barack Obama, will speak at Penn State on Nov. 6 as the first guest speaker of the new Center for Security Research and Education.
James W. Houck, Distinguished Scholar in Residence
October 9, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs are part of a new center at Penn State designed to bring together the University’s many strengths in all aspects of national, homeland, and global security.
October 9, 2017
https://www.salon.com/2017/10/07/college-students-and-the-first-amendment-what-the-right-doesnt-want-you-to-know/
October 4, 2017
http://www.afsa.org/what-iran-nuclear-deal-says-about-making-foreign-policy-today
October 2, 2017
https://www.salon.com/2017/09/30/how-jordan-klepper-will-win-the-trump-era-satire-game/
September 29, 2017
UNIVERISTY PARK, Pa. -- Former U.S. Ambassador Thomas R.
September 29, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State School of International Affairs is pleased to announce a new policy to support and empower leading students of international affairs.
Chair of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission Dr. Deepika Udagama speaks at the Penn State School of International Affairs.
September 27, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- There comes a time in all societies that oppress their citizens when people stand up, say enough is enough, and demand their human rights.
Professor Dennis Jett
September 26, 2017
"At tthe end of last month, the UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution to extend its peacekeeping force in Lebanon by another year. Danny Danon, Israel’s UN ambassador, described it as 'a significant diplomatic achievement that could change the situation.' U.S.
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2017-09-26/future-un-peacekeepers-lebanon?cid=int-lea&pgtype=hpg
Professor Joseph DeThomas
September 26, 2017
"The substance of Trump’s speech—including threats to both North Korea and the Iran deal—may have closed any remaining doors to a diplomatic resolution to this crisis surrounding North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
http://www.38north.org/2017/09/jdethomas092517/
September 26, 2017
"One of one of the things that to me has been really fascinating this summer is kind of the evolution of climate change as a security risk in our U.S. House of Representatives."
http://loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=17-P13-00038&segmentID=1

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