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Feb 16, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Escaping Eritrea: Understanding the Complexities

Europe’s “migrant crisis”—the historically unprecedented flight of refugees—has recently taken center stage. Eritreans, who hail from an east African country of five million, are the third largest group of refugees behind Syrians and Afghanis, comprising 8% of migrants to Europe. The large...

Adjovi being interviewed by Reuters on Feb. 5.

Feb 15, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Adjovi Discusses UN Panel Opinion on Assange Hearing

News outlets around the world turned their eyes to Arcadia on Feb. 5, after the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released its  public statement that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arbitrarily detained by the United Kingdom and Sweden. Roland Adjovi, assistant...

Feb 4, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Riggan Publishes Book on Eritrean Educational Struggles

Jennifer Riggan, associate professor of international studies at Arcadia University, is celebrating the release of her new book, The Struggling State: Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of Eritrea with a book launch on Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The book will be released on Feb. 16...

Nov 17, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Secanechia ’17 Finds Community in Italy

Isabela Secanechia ’17, an Italian studies major with a minor in international studies, is living in Perugia, Italy, this year. In “Escape to Alphaville,” she writes about finding a place where she can decompress and feel like part of a community. Back at my home in Bristol, Pennsylvania, I...

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Nov 12, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Nov. 16: Recent HAPS Alumni to Speak on Finding Work in the Field

Alumni from the Department of Historical and Political Studies (HAPS) will speak on their career experiences in fields ranging from the financial sector to the district attorney’s office to nonprofits and social welfare organizations. The panel discussion will take place from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. in...

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Oct 20, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Hilary Dick Awarded Research Fellowship

Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick, assistant professor of international studies, has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship, which supports the development of previously completed research. The Fellowship, which she will hold throughout 2016, will support the final stages of revision on...

Oct 16, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Abboud Talks Syria on WHYY’s ‘Radio Times’

Dr. Samer Abboud, associate professor of international studies, spoke on the Oct. 12 episode of WHYY-FM’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Dr. Abboud, joined by Dr. Mitchell Orenstein of the University of Pennsylvania, discussed the crisis in Syria and Russia’s recent involvement in the Middle...

Samer Abboud

Aug 7, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Abboud Assesses ISIL Propaganda on Al Jazeera

Dr. Samer Abboud, associate professor of international studies, participated in a roundtable discussing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also referred to as ISIS or the Islamic State. Abboud and other analysts say the group's ability to sustain its “nation state” remains in doubt...

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Apr 22, 2015 jretter Retter

Parsons Dick Presents at the American Anthropological Association Meetings

In December, Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick, assistant professor of international studies, ​attended​ the American Anthropological Association Meetings in Washington D.C. to​ present her work on immigration policy as part of a panel called “Professional Divides III: Journalists and Anthropologists in...

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Mar 10, 2015 Purnell Cropper

HAPS Alumni Return to Speak on Finding Work, Professional Skills

On March 2, nine recent alumni of the Historical and Political Studies department returned to campus to speak to more than 40 students and graduating seniors about working in the field. Through the panel, current students saw “the range of different types of careers that majors in the department...

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Jan 21, 2015 Daniel DiPrinzio

In USA Today, Marshall ’16 Helps Students Break Study Abroad Language Barrier

Natalie Marshall ’16, an International Studies major at Arcadia, offers advice to fellow study abroad students in her Jan. 16 USA Today College piece, “5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Foreign Language Skills.” Marshall, who is studying abroad in Paris, writes about small changes in daily activities...

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Jan 21, 2015 Daniel DiPrinzio

In USA Today, Marshall ’16 Helps Students Break Study Abroad Language Barrier

Natalie Marshall ’16, an International Studies major at Arcadia, offers advice to fellow study abroad students in her Jan. 16 USA Today College piece, “5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Foreign Language Skills.” Marshall, who is studying abroad in Paris, writes about small changes in daily activities...