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SIA Professor Flynt Leverett
February 16, 2017
WASHINGTON -- Speaking to an audience of just under 100 people in Washington, D.C. on Feburary 9, a panel of distinguished speakers from the Penn State School of International Affairs unraveled the complex web of policy and humanitarian issues at the heart of the Syrian civil war and refugee crises.
February 13, 2017
When refugees leave their homes they enter what Carleen Maitland of Penn State University calls an “informational no-man’s-land”. Where should they go, and whom should they trust? Phones become a lifeline.
http://www.economist.com/news/international/21716637-technology-has-made-migrating-europe-easier-over-time-it-will-also-make-migration
February 13, 2017
"Our laughter isn’t just making us stronger; it’s reminding us that fighting for our nation can be fun."
http://www.salon.com/2017/02/11/hitting-trump-where-it-hurts-the-satire-troops-take-up-comedy-arms-against-donald-trump/
Professor Joseph DeThomas
February 10, 2017
“We have very little to sanction North Korea. But we have to influence other countries to behave first according to the existing U.N. sanctions, which are relatively tough now,” said DeThomas, who is now an international affairs professor at Penn State University.
http://www.voanews.com/a/north-korea-sanctions-how-strong/3717349.html
February 8, 2017
“Were all of NOAA’s internal procedures followed?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/as-the-planet-warms-doubters-launch-a-new-attack-on-a-famous-climate-change-study/ar-AAmHTyK?pfr=1
February 7, 2017
http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/cuban-diplomat-visits-penn-state,1471010/
February 7, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State School of International Affairs is the latest member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), joining an international network of schools recognized for their commitment to educational excellence in the field of international affairs.
February 3, 2017
Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis “are going to have a real and constant struggle to salvage a rational policy from the impulses of the President,” predicts Pennsylvania State University professor Dennis Jett, a form
http://www.voanews.com/a/tillerson-to-state-diplomats-personal-opinions-should-not-impede-mission/3703377.html
February 2, 2017
David Titley, a professor of meteorology at Penn State and Arctic climate expert, suggested “a little” caution in interpreting the chart but said he considers it “basically right” given other data.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/02/01/beyond-the-extreme-scientists-marvel-at-increasingly-non-natural-arctic-warmth/?tid=pm_local_pop&utm_term=.608ba7afd67f
Dr. David Titley | School of International Affairs
January 26, 2017
Professor Titley and Lawrence Krauss, both members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, co-authored the op-ed explaining the Doomsday Clock in the NY Times.
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/opinion/thanks-to-trump-the-doomsday-clock-advances-toward-midnight.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0&referer=https://t.co/7P5GvaV29j
Professor Titley | School of International Affairs
January 24, 2017
Professor Titley reacts to the Earth's warmest year on record.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/01/18/scientists-react-to-earths-warmest-year-we-are-heading-into-a-new-unknown/?sdfsddfgsdrtsdfgsdfg&utm_term=.2fc6d8f8175a#comments
January 24, 2017
"With the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Washington negotiated with 11 Asian countries excluding China, Beijing is promoting its own Pacific trade-and-investment framework excluding the United States," Flynt Leverett from Pennsyl
http://finance.nine.com.au/2017/01/24/12/54/trumps-killing-of-the-tpp-makes-way-for-china
January 23, 2017
As Washington greets a new administration disinclined to play a worldwide role, Beijing increasingly accepts opportunities to lead. 
https://theconversation.com/china-steps-up-as-us-steps-back-from-global-leadership-70962
January 20, 2017
http://presidential-power.com/?p=5837
January 10, 2017
http://media.wwl.com/a/117928695/12-28-8-45am-tommy-how-big-of-a-threat-is-north-korea.htm?q=dethomas
January 10, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State School of International Affairs professor Johannes Fedderke 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.
Hari M. Osofsky
January 6, 2017
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A leading scholar of and contributor to public policy work on energy transition and climate change has been named the new dean of  Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs (SIA) at University Park beginning July 1, pending approval of the Board of Trustees.

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