Arcadia University News


November 21, 2012

Learning How to Heal: Displaced by War, World-traveling Pharmacist Seeks Peace

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 As a pharmacist in the midst of major conflicts, it’s crucial to hold just the right skill set—lives are at stake. While working as a humanitarian pharmacist for French-based nonprofit organization Pharmacie et Aide Humanitaire (PAH), Prudence...

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October 24, 2012

Register for Three-Day Conflict Resolution Workshop in November

Trauma affects many of us. Over the summer, several members of the Arcadia University community traveled to Rwanda to participate in a facilitator training for Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC). The model was created to help respond to the numerous violent conflicts that devastated the...

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October 17, 2012

Heifer International: Arcadia Delegates Travel to Sierra Leone to Discuss Future Programs

Heifer International recently featured a story on Arcadia University delegates who visited Heifer Sierra Leone to build upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in 2009 to provide post-graduate internship opportunities to Arcadia students. The group included Warren Haffar , Dean of...

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October 5, 2012

Gutierrez ’13M Among 25 to Participate in International Young Leaders Forum

Alejandro Fernandez Gutierrez ’13M , a Fulbright Scholar in Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution master’s program , was recently accepted to the Global Conference on Democracy, Human Rights and the Fragility of Freedom to be held at McGill University in Montreal, Canada...

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October 1, 2012

Fulbright Scholar, La Paz Native Hopes to Restore Peace

Equal parts diplomat, anthropologist, social worker and mediator, the role of peace negotiator is both administrative and creative. It takes more than an excellent education, it requires an extraordinary person. Alejandro Fernandez Gutierrez ’13M , a Fulbright Scholar in Arcadia University’s...

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September 20, 2012

Abboud Discusses Syria and UN Peace Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on HuffPost Live

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to HuffPost Live as a guest panelist on Thursday, Sept. 20. In a segment hosted by Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, he discussed whether or not United Nations Peace Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi can help Syria...

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September 7, 2012

Mikulski Presents ‘Linking US Agriculture to the World’ at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Neil Mikulski ’02, ’04M, presented “Foreign Agricultural Service: Linking US Agriculture to the World” at the 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition: Materials for Health and Medicine, held in Philadelphia, Aug. 19-23. He graduated from Arcadia University with a B.A. in...

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August 21, 2012

Abboud Appears on HuffPost Live with Thomas Friedman of the NY Times

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, was a guest on HuffPost Live with NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Watch online . Abboud received his Ph.D. in Arab and Islamic Studies from...

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August 10, 2012

Syria Expert Dr. Samer Abboud Explores the Causes of Upheaval

When Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, began his doctorate in Arab and Islamic studies, he intended to focus on illicit cross-border trade between Syria and Lebanon. But during a research trip to the Middle East in 2003, he was struck by remarkable...

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August 1, 2012

Maine Today Media: Incoming IPCR Student Weighs in on Public Education

Maine Today Media reported on July 27 that Benjamin Kissin , an incoming graduate student in Arcadia University's International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program recently weighed in on Gov. Paul LePage's recent commencts on the quality of public education in Maine. Benjamin Kissin, 22,...

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July 30, 2012

Martin-Molina ’73,’03M Bridges Gap Between U.S. and Cuba, Helps Develop Study Abroad Program

Sitting in Blankley Alumni House, Pam Martin-Molina ’73 , ’03M recalls the first time she saw Fidel Castro on television, punctuating statements with a dramatic wag of his finger. A young girl at the time, she was immediately fascinated by the charismatic leader and curious about Cuba. Now Martin-...

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July 5, 2012

Haffar Presents on Short-Term International Programming at NCA&U

Dr. Warren Haffar , Dean of International Affairs and Associate Professor and Director of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, presented a workshop on "A Pedagogical Model for Faculty Engagement through Short-term International Programming: Opportunities and Challenges" at the NAC&U...

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June 28, 2012

Arcadia-AGS Students Participate in Model United Nations in Barcelona

Seven students enrolled in the Master in International Relations and Diplomacy program, offered through a partnership between Arcadia University and the American Graduate School in Paris, participated in the Catalonian Model United Nations (C'MUN) in Barcelona, May 2-5. Ryan Godfrey (Class of 2012...

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June 26, 2012

Dual Degree Student Earns Graduate Scholarship Award

Christa M. Lane Hooper was the 2012 recipient of the A. Richard Polis Graduate Scholarship Award at Arcadia University’s Graduate Commencement in May. The award is presented to a student in a full-time graduate program who is listed on the Graduate Dean’s Distinguished Honor List and whose service...

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June 25, 2012

CBS Philly: Abboud Weighs In on Egypt's Presidential Election

CBS Philly consulted local expert Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, on Mohammed Morsi's triumph in Egypt's recent democratic presidential election, June 24. Morsi was the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate and he had the support of other...

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June 25, 2012

Jacobsen Heads to Rwanda to Train Community Leaders

Dr. Bill Jacobsen , Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution , is preparing for a six-week trip to Rwanda where he will be one of the facilitators for the second international Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities training. HROC brings together former enemies to heal and...

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June 8, 2012

American Graduate School in Paris Holds 7th Annual Graduate School Conference

The American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris hosted the 7th annual Graduate Student Conference on "The Roles and Challenges of Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Inclusion and Exclusion in a Globalized World," April 19-20. Participants from Norway, Canada, South Africa, India, the United States, Russia...

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May 25, 2012

Kosovo Press: Deputy Prime Minister Talks with IPCR Students

Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister Edita Tahiri hosted a group of International Peace and Conflict Resolution students from Arcadia University led by Adjunct Professor Alex N. Grigorev. Tahiri said that Kosovo is committed to Euro-Atlantic integration, and has taken sweeping reforms to meet the criteria...

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May 15, 2012

Arcadia IPCR Student Ryan Godfrey Shines in Paris

By Corentine Chaillet, American Graduate School in Paris The seventh annual Graduate Student Conference on "The Roles and Challenges of Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Inclusion and Exclusion in a Globalized World" was a roaring success in Paris on April 19-20. For two days, the American Graduate...

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May 10, 2012

Fulbright Scholar on ID Course to Ghana: Connecting with Bolivia

Alejandro Fernandez Gutierrez ’13M , a Fulbright Scholar and graduate student in Arcadia's International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, contributes to the blog of the documentary film project Nosotros los de la Saya (We of the Saya): Pushing for Afro-Bolivian Existence . The blog features...

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May 10, 2012

Arcadia's Phi Beta Delta Chapter Named Top in North East Region

Arcadia University's Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is the outstanding chapter of the North East Region for the 2011-2012 academic year. The recognition was made during the awards ceremony at the 26th annual conference, April 12-13 in Kansas City,...

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