Arcadia University News


February 12, 2014

Swiss Ambassador Discusses Future Survival, Relevance of U.N. to Packed House

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 Addressing a common misconception that the U.N. is a “world government,” Swiss Ambassador to the United Nations Paul R. Seger spoke to a standing-room only crowd of more than 100 people in the Castle Mirror Room on Jan. 30. Part of the Office of International Affairs’...

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January 15, 2014

Abboud’s Writing Quoted in Dissident Voice

A recent article written by Dr. Samer Abboud , assistant professor of history and international studies, was quoted in an article in Dissident Voice , an internet newsletter dedicated to providing hard-hitting, thought-provoking commentary in support of peace and social justice. In her article, “...

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January 10, 2014

Abboud Publishes ‘Geneva II: Giving War a chance?’ in Al Jazeera

Dr. Samer Abboud , assistant professor of history and international studies, published an opinion piece on the Syrian conflict in Al Jazeera on Nov. 4. In “Geneva II: Giving war a chance?” Abboud explains that Geneva II—a proposed international conference that will attempt to end the Syrian...

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June 24, 2013

Haywood Named Professor of the Year

For more than 20 years, Dr. Geoffrey Haywood has made an impact on Arcadia students through engaging lecture, relevant syllabi and unbridled enthusiasm. At the conclusion of this past academic year, students and faculty recognized his tenure by naming him Arcadia’s 2013 Professor of the Year. An...

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April 30, 2013

Leader in Peace and Conflict Studies Excited for Collaboration between Arcadia and University of Sierra Leone

This semester, Dr. Memunatu Pratt, Director of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at Fourah Bay College at the University of Sierra Leone, visited campus for two weeks to discuss the new collaboration between Arcadia University and the University of Sierra Leone. A Fulbright Scholar,...

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March 6, 2013

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Speak About Their Service

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 On Feb. 22, former Peace Corps volunteers gathered in Landman Library to discuss their three months of training and two years of service with students interested in learning more about their experiences. Becky Marsden, a local Peace Corps recruiter who...

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March 6, 2013

Abboud Discusses Syria on WHYY’s ‘Radio Times’

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on March 6 as a guest during a segment titled “The civil war in Syria: The conflict, U.S. policy and how might it end.” He was joined by Andrew...

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January 22, 2013

Dick to Participate in Workshop, Give Lecture in Chicago

In January, Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick , Assistant Professor of International Studies, will present her work as part of events at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. At the University of Chicago, she will participate in an invited Faculty Workshop called “Discourse in the Balance:...

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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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