Arcadia University News


December 17, 2012

Abboud Receives Grants to Study Capital Flight in Syria

Dr. Samer N. Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, recently received two grants to study capital flight during the Syrian conflict. Both grants will support Abboud’s travel in Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar to conduct research with Syrians displaced during...

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December 10, 2012

HuffPost Live: Abboud Joins Discussion on U.S. Intervention in Syria

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to HuffPost Live as a guest panelist on Dec. 10 to address whether it's time for the United States to intervene in Syria. The segment was hosted by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Watch the video ...

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November 30, 2012

Abboud Publishes ‘Rethinking Hizballah’

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies in the Department of Historical and Political Studies , published Rethinking Hizballah: Authority, Legitimacy, Violence (Ashgate). The book was released on Nov. 28. Co-authored with Dr. Benjamin J. Muller, King’s University...

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November 29, 2012

Hilary Parsons Dick Contributes to ‘Anthropology News’

In September, Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick , Assistant Professor of International Studies, participated in an online conversation hosted by Anthropology News about language and immigration issues in the United States and Israel. And in October, Anthropology News published a column she produced from the...

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November 25, 2012

IPCR Students and Faculty Publish Paper on Cyprus Conflict in ‘Peace Review’

Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice published a paper by students and faculty in Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program titled “Crisis as Impetus Toward Conflict Resolution in Cyprus.” Drs. Samer Abboud and Warren Haffar and master’s students Steven F. Harter...

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November 19, 2012

Abboud Discusses Impact of Sanctions in Syria and Iran 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 Nov. 19 to discuss the impact of sanctions in Syria and Iran. The segment was hosted by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Watch the broadcast . Abboud received his...

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November 16, 2012

Epoch Times: Torley ’11 Covers de la Renta's Couture for Kids

Epoch Times featured an article by Marykate Torley ’11 titled "Oscar de la Renta’s Couture for Kids" on Nov. 11. The piece recaps the spring 2013 children's wear runway show. Torley earned a B.A. in Print Communications from Arcadia University in 2011 and is currently pursuing a master’s with Full...

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November 5, 2012

Arcadia University to Host Project Nur Dinner, Nov. 13

On Oct. 11, President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III , Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steve O. Michael , Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity Judith Dalton , and Assistant Professor of History and International Studies Samer Abboud met with Reem Sharhan, a representative of...

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October 26, 2012

Abboud Discusses Syria Ceasefire 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 Oct. 26 to discuss the ceasefire in Syria. Watch the broadcast . Abboud received his Ph.D. in Arab and Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter’s...

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October 22, 2012

Arcadia University Faculty Present ‘The Hidden Other: Immigrants in Higher Education’ at AAC&U Conference

Arcadia University Faculty Drs. Hilary Dick , Ana Maria Garcia and Jeffrey Shultz presented “The Hidden Other: Immigrants in Higher Education” at the Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference: New Frameworks for Diversity and Learning conference in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 19. The conference was...

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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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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 8, 2012

Abboud to Discuss Syria on WHYY's Radio Times, Aug. 9

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, will be a featured guest on Radio Time s on Thursday, Aug. 9. He will discuss events in Syria with journalist Stephen Starr and host Marty Moss-Coane. The show will air at 10 a.m. Listen on the radio or online at www.whyy...

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August 7, 2012

Historical and Political Studies Faculty: What's Next for Cuba?

Drs. Warren Haffar , Christopher Brown , and Jennifer Riggan of the Department of Historical and Political Studies traveled to Cuba in June for Arcadia University’s inaugural Global Faculty Development Workshop . They spent six days connecting with University of Havana faculty, exploring Cuban...

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July 27, 2012

Hardy Discovers the Power of Advocacy through Internships at Home and Abroad

Lucy Hardy ’13 , an International Studies major concentrating in Globalization, Development and Human Rights, is a global legislative intern with RESULTS —a non-profit organization in Washington D.C. that creates long-term solutions to poverty by supporting programs that address its root causes. In...

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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 5, 2012

NAEd/Spencer Fellow Riggan Finds Two Lifelong Loves in Eritrea

Jennifer Riggan , Assistant Professor of International Studies in the Department of Historical and Political Studies, was awarded a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship by the National Academy of Education in May, a prestigious honor that encourages outstanding researchers at the postdoctoral level to...

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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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May 3, 2012

Riggan Named 2012 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow by the National Academy of Education

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , Assistant Professor and Director of International Studies, has been selected as a 2012 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow by the National Academy of Education. The Fellowship encourages outstanding researchers at the postdoctoral level to pursue critical education research projects...

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May 3, 2012

Riggan Publishes Article on the Transformative Experience of Short Term Study Abroad

Dr. Jennifer Riggan , Assistant Professor and Director of International Studies, is the lead author of “Meta-travel: A critical inquiry into a China study tour,” a paper recently published in Frontiers: The Journal of Study Abroad . The article analyzes a study tour to China in order to develop a...

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