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Oct 26, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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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Oct 22, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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 sponsored...

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Sep 20, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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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Aug 21, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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 the...

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Aug 10, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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...

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Aug 8, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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 Times 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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Aug 7, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

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 culture...

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Jul 27, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Jun 25, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Jun 5, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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 Purnell Cropper

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 Sarah Schwartz

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....