International Studies at CofC

International Studies at CofC

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Check out this story about INTL major Jack Watson and what CofC has to offer for students interested in global issues.
https://momentum.cofc.edu/cofc-prepares-student-for-impact-on-a-global-scale/
Join the CofC MSF student club on March 24th at 7 pm for a talk by Tanya Morshed, an experienced social worker who previously served as a Mental Health Activity Manager in the field with MSF.

RSVP Link: https://forms.gle/SnND7AnZitmZrYQK9
On March 21-22 the Mroz Global Leadership Institute is bringing to campus international and domestic government and NGO leaders, foreign policy experts, diplomats, and leadership experts for our Inaugural Convening.

https://today.cofc.edu/2022/03/16/cofc-hosts-inaugural-convening-of-the-mroz-institute/

The International Studies program at the College of Charleston emphasizes knowledge of regions across disciplines and time, providing students with the skills needed to become global citizens.

The International Studies (IS) program is both an interdisciplinary and a multidisciplinary program. To give the program strength and competitiveness, it draws from several disciplines; this gives students a multidimensional perspective to global development and issues. The IS major recognizes that a comprehensive focus on international issues, foreign cultures, and societies is beyond the ability

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International Studies Professor Examines Conflict in Ukraine 04/19/2022

International Studies Professor Examines Conflict in Ukraine

International Studies Professor Examines Conflict in Ukraine Above: A residential building damaged in an explosion in Borodyanka, Ukraine. Max Kovalov, director of the John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute and an international studies professor at the College of Charleston, is closely studying the war in Ukraine. Kovalov's interest in the conflict isn't...

04/11/2022

Please join Latin American and Caribbean Studies for the Black Lives Signature Series Finale Celebration, a Carnivale experience in the Stern Center Gardens, on Wednesday, April 13 from 2 to 4 pm.
Enjoy some light refreshments and soak up the sounds of Gino Castillo and the Cuban Cowboys! Faculty, students, and staff are welcome.

Photos from International Studies at CofC's post 04/05/2022

Photos from International Studies at CofC's post

CofC prepares student for impact on a global scale – Momentum – College of Charleston 04/01/2022

CofC prepares student for impact on a global scale – Momentum – College of Charleston

Check out this story about INTL major Jack Watson and what CofC has to offer for students interested in global issues.
https://momentum.cofc.edu/cofc-prepares-student-for-impact-on-a-global-scale/

CofC prepares student for impact on a global scale – Momentum – College of Charleston One thing Jack Watson ‘24, knows for certain is that he is going to be working in the international arena.  “I knew I wanted a small to medium school in a city with cultural events and an international focus,” says Watson, who grew up in Newburgh, Indiana. “CofC proved to be a great fit and...

03/27/2022

Now that study abroad has started back up have you thought about Cairo, Egypt?! LCWA can help with funding.

Check out the full details and application on the website.
https://lcwa.cofc.edu/student-resources/student-scholarships/index.php

03/27/2022

Are you interested in globally-oriented careers? Do you want to work for international organizations? Thinking about joining foreign service or civil service? Are NGO or think-tank careers on your mind?

Consider applying to the Global Ambassadors Program.

Global Ambassadors is a professional development program offering mentoring, extracurricular and international experiential learning designed for students interested in careers with international organizations, including the civil service and Foreign Service. Throughout the year, students learn about foreign policy, foreign service, and its challenges and opportunities. Students participate in advising, mentoring, and discussion sessions, interact with former and current diplomats and foreign service officers.

Application deadline: April 15, 2022

For more details and to apply, go to the Mroz Global Leadership Institute website.

03/26/2022

The deadline to apply to the Public Service Internship Award has been extended! Students now have until April 15th to apply for the award.

The Public Service Internship Award is to support increasing student interest and participation in public service, especially foreign service and/or globally focused civil service internships. These experiences give students a coveted and highly valuable inside look at service and diplomacy in action and reveal the wide range of careers associated with public service. These experiences are often unpaid and living and travel is costly.

The awards will be given to students who secure experiential learning opportunities during summer or semester abroad programs. Recipients will be able to apply their work experience to myriad endeavors and will gain a distinguished advantage compared to their peers because of their direct experience working with global issues.

Learn more about the award and apply on the website https://bit.ly/3LrIcK7

03/21/2022

Join the CofC MSF student club on March 24th at 7 pm for a talk by Tanya Morshed, an experienced social worker who previously served as a Mental Health Activity Manager in the field with MSF.

RSVP Link: https://forms.gle/SnND7AnZitmZrYQK9

03/18/2022
Belgium in the USA on Twitter 03/18/2022

Belgium in the USA on Twitter

Belgium in the USA on Twitter “👩‍🎓🎓👨🏽‍🎓 Chargé d’Affaires Jan De Pauw and Consul General Michael Cerulus had a great conversation on the missions of with students in international studies and their professors Max Kovalov and Beatriz Maldonado from @CofC on their field trip in DC. Enjoy your ...

CofC Hosts Inaugural Convening of the Mroz Institute 03/16/2022

CofC Hosts Inaugural Convening of the Mroz Institute

On March 21-22 the Mroz Global Leadership Institute is bringing to campus international and domestic government and NGO leaders, foreign policy experts, diplomats, and leadership experts for our Inaugural Convening.

https://today.cofc.edu/2022/03/16/cofc-hosts-inaugural-convening-of-the-mroz-institute/

CofC Hosts Inaugural Convening of the Mroz Institute Marshall Goldsmith and Rose Gottemoeller are keynote speakers at the Inaugural Convening of the Mroz Institute Last year, Max Kovalov, Bennett director of the John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute, and Tim Johnson, dean of the

Commentary: Putin ready to kill Ukranians to remind them of his 'love and affection' 02/22/2022

Commentary: Putin ready to kill Ukranians to remind them of his 'love and affection'

Check out the op-ed in the Post and Courier on the current situation in Ukraine that CofC International Studies professor Max Kovalov wrote.
https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/commentary-putin-ready-to-kill-ukranians-to-remind-them-of-his-love-and-affection/article_10b76664-930f-11ec-b314-37b8881f54fc.html

Commentary: Putin ready to kill Ukranians to remind them of his 'love and affection' I’ve received many questions about the possibility of war in Ukraine in the past few months. My friends and colleagues have reached out to tell me they are worried about

Policy brief: Fathers matter for peace, equity, and social inclusion | Early Childhood Peace Consortium 02/18/2022

Policy brief: Fathers matter for peace, equity, and social inclusion | Early Childhood Peace Consortium

CofC International Studies assistant professor Kristen McLean recently co-published a policy brief on fatherhood and peacebuilding with her former advisor Catherine Panter-Brick at Yale on the ECPC (Early Childhood Peace Consortium) website.

https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fecdpeace.org%2Fpolicy-brief-fathers-matter-peace-equity-and-social-inclusion&data=04%7C01%7Cmcleanke%40cofc.edu%7Cef1d350af2ab4fc039d708d9f1c0c106%7Ce285d438dbba4a4c941c593ba422deac%7C0%7C0%7C637806633928660987%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000&sdata=sy8gSgAZRK%2FXpP9owWDKN6KESjfq6PuTaCQ%2B9DZKeww%3D&reserved=0

Policy brief: Fathers matter for peace, equity, and social inclusion | Early Childhood Peace Consortium This policy brief lays out the evidence showing that men as fathers can champion social change to raise children with a disposition toward peace, equity, and social inclusion.

Webinar - Afghan Refugee Resettlement: From Global Challenges to Local Best Practices 02/16/2022

Webinar - Afghan Refugee Resettlement: From Global Challenges to Local Best Practices

On January 31, 2022, the International Studies program at the College of Charleston hosted an interdisciplinary panel of Afghan-American scholars, organizers, and activists engaged with current events in Afghanistan and the national effort to resettle Afghans in the United States and especially in Charleston.

Watch the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quiRFp3AZfk

Webinar - Afghan Refugee Resettlement: From Global Challenges to Local Best Practices On January 31, 2022, the International Studies program at the College of Charleston hosted an interdisciplinary panel of Afghan-American scholars, organizers...

02/16/2022

The African Studies club will be hosting an International Careers Panel next week.

Professors will share their experiences working abroad:
• Dr. Kristen McLean: Ethnographic and Anthropological research in Sierra Leone
• Dr. John Cropper: Peace Corps
• Dr. Christopher Day: Doctors without Borders (MSF)
• Meg Goettsches: United Nations

Join us at Stern Gardens on Wednesday, February 23rd at 5pm!

02/02/2022

Join the International Studies Program for an alumni career panel on February 15, where you can meet four of our graduates and learn more about working in a career in the non-profit sector.
This is an in-person event and registration is required: https://bit.ly/3geC8X8

01/18/2022

“Afghan Refugee Resettlement: From Global Challenges to Local Best Practices”
January 31 4pm – 5:30pm, via Zoom
Free and open to the public; registration is required at: https://bit.ly/3rdnkgh

The Charleston area is expected to welcome 100 Afghan refugees in the coming weeks. In conjunction, the CofC International Studies program has organized a webinar panel titled, “Afghan Refugee Resettlement: From Global Challenges to Local Best Practices” to be held on January 31 at 4pm via Zoom. We are excited for this opportunity to learn from an interdisciplinary panel of Afghan-American scholars, organizers, and activists engaged with current events in Afghanistan and the national effort to resettle Afghans in the United States, and to connect these to our own resettlement efforts here in Charleston.
Panelists include:
Joseph Azam, Board Chair of the Afghan-American Foundation
Arash Azizzada, co-founder of Afghan Diaspora for Equality and Progress (ADEP) and founder of Afghans for a Better Tomorrow
Wazhmah Osman, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Temple University and co-founder of the Afghan-American Artists & Writers Association
Helena Zeweri, Assistant Professor of Global Studies, University of Virginia and co-founder of the Afghan-American Artists & Writers Association

01/10/2022
01/06/2022

If you’ve seen our flyers around and have been interested in our summer internship, here’s your chance to hear more about the program in detail and ask any questions regarding the application and summer!

11/16/2021
11/11/2021

Register here: https://cofc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PPkvJ0pCSNa5DA7I5jeXLg

The Black Lives Signature Series brings you this important events on November 17th.

11/03/2021

Apply here if you are interested in taking the class: https://forms.gle/9aaMwUAvuKSY3tVW7

10/26/2021

Join the Mroz Institute for Allan Rock’s guest talk on "The forcibly displaced: global response to refugee crises".

• When: 6pm, Monday, November 8
• How to attend: Wells Fargo Auditorium (Beatty 115). This is a live in-person event and masks are required during the talk. Space is limited. RSVP to join the in-person event http://shorturl.at/ckBI6. We will also stream the talk via zoom. Register for live-streaming at http://shorturl.at/cmqwF
• About the event: Today millions of people are displaced around the world due to conflicts, violence, persecution, and natural disasters. Displaced people face many challenges related to basic needs such as safety, shelter, food, health, and education, to name just a few. Who is responsible for the safety and protection of displaced people?
Allan Rock will discuss the role of individual countries, international organizations, and the international community in protecting the lives and the rights of displaced people.
• About the guest speaker: Allan Rock is president emeritus and a professor of law at the University of Ottawa and senior adviser at the World Refugee and Migration Council. Between 2003-2007 he served as Canadian Ambassador to the UN and led the successful effort to secure the adoption of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) populations from genocide, ethnic cleansing, and other mass atrocities.

10/22/2021

Check out this great study abroad opportunity for Summer 2022! Contact Dr. Steere-Williams at [email protected] for details. More info here:
https://studyabroad.usm.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10350

10/08/2021

Mroz Institute World Affairs Colloquium Series

Dr. Richard Haass: The art and value of diplomacy in an interconnected world

When: 6pm, Thursday, October 14

How to attend: Register for live-streaming at shorturl.at/byG13

About the event: Does the Vegas rule - what happens there stays there - apply to today's world? Richard Haass' answer to this question is "no." He suggests that events outside our borders affect all of us and shape our understanding of the world. We cannot simply ignore the outside world. Dr. Haass will talk about the challenges of our interconnected world and the role of diplomacy in addressing these challenges.

About the guest: Dr. Richard Haass is the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, a veteran diplomat, and a prominent voice on American foreign policy. He served in the Departments of State and Defense. In 2013 Dr. Haass directed multiparty negotiations in Northern Ireland.

09/30/2021

Also happening TODAY!
The Mroz Global Leadership Institute hosts "Fireside chat with Deborah Lee James on international security and global challenges"!
6pm via zoom! Register at shorturl.at/a0279

Deborah Lee James served as the 23rd Secretary of Air Force. She spent 11 years at SAIC, government technology contractor working on cyber security and technological innovations. SAIC has an office in North Charleston.

In the next 20 years, our country and world will face unprecedented challenge and complexity. Changing climate, aging populations, disease, financial crises, and technologies that divide more than they unite, are already straining our societies and governments. At the international level, the world will be shaped by China’s competition with the US and Western led international system, with a greater risk of conflict. Meanwhile, North Korea and Iran also present security challenges to the US and our allies. How should the US and the international community address these challenges?

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