Historical And Political Studies

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May 13, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Roland Adjovi, Resident Scholar at Arcadia University, Elected to United Nations Working Group

Roland Adjovi, resident scholar at The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, has been elected to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. The three-year mandate (2014-16) begins immediately. A jurist with extensive teaching experience, Adjovi served as academic director...

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Apr 28, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Head of Kosovar Institute, Former Adviser to Kosovo President Visits Arcadia,Talks about Building New Kosovo

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 On April 14, Ilir Deda, executive director at the Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development (KIPRED), delivered his talk, Building a New Country: Hopes and Challenges, in the Dining Complex Amphitheater 107. As part of the Office of International Affairs and...

Mar 18, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Jacobsen Named Most Valuable Peacemaker of 2014

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 In recognition of his work in and contribution to the field of conflict resolution, Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution Dr. William Jacobsen has been named Most Valuable Peacemaker for 2014. Jacobsen will receive the award by The...

Feb 28, 2014 JoLynne Bremmer

Faculty Member Kachuyevski, Expert on Ukraine, Explains Country’s Unrest

On Feb. 26, Dr. Angela Kachuyevski, assistant professor of political science and an expert on Ukraine and Russia, provided insight into the Euromaidan revolution in Ukraine. Describing Ukraine’s centuries-old, complex history, Kachuyevski notes “Even its name, Ukrayina, means ‘on the edge,’”...

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Feb 19, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Free Film Series at Arcadia University Looks at Healing, Peace Building Locally and Globally

A performance and documentary based on true-life stories of families affected by violence kicks off a healing and peace-building film series at Arcadia University on Thursday, Feb. 20. The series, “Social Transformation through the Arts: Healing and Peace Building, Locally and Globally,” features...

Feb 19, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Abboud Returns to WHYY’s Radio Times to Discuss Syria

Dr. Samer Abboud, assistant professor of history and international studies at Arcadia University, returned to WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on Wednesday, Feb. 19, as a guest during a segment titled “Syria: peace prospects and the humanitarian crisis.” He was joined by Hazem Hallak, a...

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Feb 12, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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’...

Jan 15, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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, “The...

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Jan 15, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Jacobsen, Simon-Girard Conduct HROC Training with Bhutanese Refugees and Workers

Dr. Bill Jacobsen, adjunct professor of international peace and conflict resolution, and IPCR graduate student Hannah Simon-Girard ’14M were part of a team of Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) trainers from around the country that facilitated sessions of a two-day seminar hosted by the...

Jan 10, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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 conflict...

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Jan 2, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Cornell Chronicle: Ajok’ 11M Tells Middle School Students How He Survived Conflict in Sudan

On Oct. 26, the Cornell Chronicle published “From Lost Boy of Sudan to Cornell grad student” highlighting the unimaginable journey of Ayuen Ajok ’11M, who spoke with middle school students in Ithaca, N.Y., on Oct. 21. Prior to beginning his MPA studies at Cornell, Ajok spent significant time in...

Nov 22, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University and National Constitution Center Announce Essay Contest Finalists

At the National Constitution Center (NCC) on Nov. 21, Former Governor Ed Rendell and Judge Marjorie Rendell announced the finalists of a citizenship essay contest undertaken through the Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University. The contest was aimed at 4th and 5th grade...