Fordham's Beta Mu is Chapter of the Year!

Fordham's Beta Mu Chapter was recognized November 28th, 2016, by SIR President, Dr. Frank Plantan, and Senior Liaison Officer, Mark Castillo.

Receiving the award on behalf of Fordham, Faculty Adviser Dr. Henry Schwalbenberg, student leaders Tyler Falish and Tess Hart, and student members of Beta Mu.

As ever, SIR is deeply grateful for the hard work by its chapters in the work of fostering engagement in international affairs.

To read more about Fordham's award, click here. See here for Fordham's report of the day.

Congratulations again to Beta Mu!

Atlantic Expedition, Modernizing Transatlantic Initiative; An Atlantische Initiative

Atlantische Initiative in Berlin, a non-profit NGO dedicated to promoting collaboration between US and European citizens.

The US presidential election is dominating the news and has brought out strong feelings among the younger generation on both sides of the Atlantic. With your help, we'd like to harness the passion and look further ahead in transatlantic relations. Our new fellowship and exchange program Atlantic Expedition — funded by the German government — gives a young and diverse group of potential leaders a platform to modernize transatlantic relations.

We believe that giving consideration to fresh points of view and new ideas is crucial to reversing the trend of declining enthusiasm for European-American relations on both sides of the pond.

Diversity of backgrounds — and therefore of opinions, priorities and areas of expertise — is an essential element to a fruitful debate, yet one which is unfortunately still lacking in transatlantic politics. Atlantic Expedition aims to remedy this, by assembling some of the brightest young minds from the US and Germany, in order to solicit their ideas, informed and enriched by a wide variety of professional, academic and cultural backgrounds, on how to reform and reinvigorate the transatlantic partnership.

Fellowship opportunity: Help reinvigorate and modernize transatlantic relations, while traveling to Germany and the US! http://atlantic-expedition.org

Participants don’t have to be experts! We are specifically in search of new perspectives and bold ideas. Transatlantic matters affect everyone, and ought therefore to be discussed by everyone.

Those interested in participating need only submit a short article (500-1000 words) analyzing the current state of transatlantic relations, with a focus on whichever sub-topic interests them most – however niche or marginal. If they are aged 20 to 35, we’d love to hear from them!

Deadline is November 16, 2016

The fellowship will take participants to the US and Germany, where they will have the opportunity to network, debate and collaborate with future opinion leaders, as well as with established transatlantic decision-makers and stakeholders from a variety of business sectors and interest groups. Fellows will co-author a policy memo, drawing upon their diverse range of skills, interests and experiences, to be presented during the trips, and distributed to key transatlantic actors.

Deadline approaching - Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2016 Student Essay Competition - Foreign Affairs in conjunction with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

In the 2016 Student Essay Competition, a panel from the Foreign Affairs editorial staff and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy will select one undergraduate's essay to be published on theon the the Foreign Affairs Web site.

ESSAY TOPIC

What global issue should world leaders be paying more attention to? In your essay, please propose a solution to the problem you address.

SUBMISSIONS
Submit your essay here.

DEADLINE:
Entries must be submitted by Saturday, October 15, 2016.

WRITING GUIDELINES
Submissions should be between 1,200 and 1,500 words. All quotations or uncommon facts should be appropriately cited. Entries must be original, unpublished work written by the contestant.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all undergraduate students graduating no earlier than December 2016.

Only one essay is allowed per participant. Completed entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Submissions sent by mail will not be accepted. No purchase necessary to enter.

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More information at https://www.foreignaffairs.com/2016-student-essay-competition-0?cid=soc-linkedin-student_essay-081516

APSIA Fall 2016 Graduate school fairs - Register TODAY!

APSIA schools share the same passions you have for solving global challenges.  Talk with admissions experts about masters degrees, financial aid, and other questions you may have.
 

Eventbrite - Webinar:  Best Practices in Applying for Graduate School

Participating Schools include

  • American University, School of International Service
  • Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
  • Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy
  • George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
  • Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • IE University, School of International Relations
  • Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
  • National University of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
  • Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Syracuse University, The Maxwell School
  • Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service
  • Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • University of California San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy
  • University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
  • University of Maryland, School of Public Policy
  • University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
  • University of Minnesota, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public And International Affairs
  • University of Southern California, Master of Public Diplomacy
  • University of St. Gallen, Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance
  • University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs
  • University of Washington, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • Yale University, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

Global Ethics Day: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

All Chapters are invited to take part in this year’s Global Ethics Day, which takes place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

A 1.5 minute video about Global Ethics Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HifEmMaPkBo

More information about the Day: https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/news/announcements/393

If you wish to take part, please email Alex Woodson at awoodson@cceia.orgCarnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs will add your name to the participants’ list and help promote your event in any way they can.

2016 Student Essay Competition - Foreign Affairs in conjunction with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Foreign Affairs and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy want to give tomorrow's leaders the opportunity to demonstrate innovative thinking on the issues that shape their world. 

In the 2016 Student Essay Competition, a panel from the Foreign Affairs editorial staff and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy will select one undergraduate's essay to be published on the Foreign Affairs Web site.

Selection committee includes:

  • Gideon Rose, Editor and Peter G. Peterson Chair, Foreign Affairs
  • Jonathan Tepperman, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
  • Yuen Foong Khong, Li Ka Shing Professor of Political Science, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

ESSAY TOPIC
What global issue should world leaders be paying more attention to? In your essay, please propose a solution to the problem you address.

SUBMISSIONS
Submit your essay here.

DEADLINE:
Entries must be submitted by October 15, 2016.

WRITING GUIDELINES
Submissions should be between 1,200 and 1,500 words. All quotations or uncommon facts should be appropriately cited. Entries must be original, unpublished work written by the contestant.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all undergraduate students graduating no earlier than December 2016.

Only one essay is allowed per participant. Completed entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on October 15, 2016.

Submissions sent by mail will not be accepted. No purchase necessary to enter.

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More information at https://www.foreignaffairs.com/2016-student-essay-competition-0?cid=soc-linkedin-student_essay-081516

APSIA Online Graduate School Fair

Take the next step in your career!

Explore what you can do with an APSIA Degree!

APSIA schools share the same passions you have for international issues, advocating for effective public policies, solving global challenges, and more.

Talk with admissions experts about masters and mid-career degrees, career opportunities, financial aid, and other questions you may have.

Come learn how an APSIA degree can transform your career at our online graduate school fair:

July 21, 2016

Register Now

Participating Schools

Council on Foreign Relations - Academic Conference Call - Wednesday, April 20, 2016: "The Role of the United Nations"

Dear Colleagues,

I invite you and your students to participate in the final session of the Winter/Spring 2016 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, April 20, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EDT). Esther Brimmer, CFR’s adjunct senior fellow for international institutions, will discuss the evolution of the United Nations over the past seventy years and its role in the world today.

In order to encourage student participation, professors typically convene as a group in a classroom or their office around a speaker phone. If you would like to make this call available to your students, please respond to this invitation by calling Catalina Caro at 212.434.9564, and CFR will send you the toll-free dial-in number and password in advance.
 
As background for the discussion, you may wish to have your students review the following materials: 

1) Esther Brimmer, “The World Still Needs the United Nations,” WashingtonExaminer.com, October 26, 2015.


2) Stewart M. Patrick, “World Weary: Evaluating the United Nations at 70,” ForeignAffairs.com, October 20, 2015.


3) “Backgrounder: The Role of the UN General Assembly,” Interactive, Council on Foreign Relations.

View the Complete Archive of Academic Conference Calls

The CFR Academic Conference Call series provides a forum for educators and students to interact with CFR experts and join the debate on foreign policy. 
 
For more classroom materials:
Visit CFR Education
Follow @CFR_Academic
Email Academic@cfr.org

APSIA: Advisor Webinar Invitation: Help Students Prepare for a Global Marketplace

Join APSIA for its inaugural advisor webinar:

Helping Students Prepare for a Global Marketplace

Academic, career, and faculty advisors are invited to join APSIA Executive Director Carmen Mezzera and University of Pittsburgh Senior Administrative Officer for Undergraduate Studies Jessica Hatherill for a webinar.

Explore how to advise students on:

  • Channeling interests into careers,
  • Building skills to be competitive,
  • Selecting, preparing for, and affording graduate school,
  • Finding career opportunities.

When:  Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET)

Register here by April 6

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Call for Papers/Online Submissions

The Sigma Iota Rho Journal of International Relations is accepting article submissions from undergraduate students for its 2016 print issue. The Journal is also seeking regular bloggers, op-ed articles, and research articles for its expanding online platform, SIRjournal.org

The deadline has been extended to January 17, 2016.

Learn more here

2nd Annual Global Ethics Day - Streaming Live - Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs - Friday, October 16, 2015

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is celebrating their 2nd Annual Global Ethics Day, Friday, October 16, 2015.  As part of its Centennial, the Council is working on a multi-year project to explore the concept of a global ethic: how shared ethical and moral values can be incorporated into action to confront international challenges.  "Our dream is that this becomes a global educational effort and that people come to learn from each other from all around the world," said Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal explaining how the idea of a Global Ethics day came about. To listen to a 10-minute audio with Dr. Rosenthal and Senior Fellow/Senior Program Director Devin Stewart, discussing the concept of Global Ethics Day, click here.

The Texas Tech University Ethics Center will once again partner with Carnegie Council in this annual event.

To view live-streaming of the TTU Ethics Center event co-hosted by the Texas Tech University School of Law, visit: : http://mediaservices.law.ttu.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=fd398d06-8db5-4f40-b873-65aa4a1fa3b7

APSIA Virtual Graduate School Recruitment Fair - Wednesday, October 21st - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 12:00pm

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thinking about grad school?

APSIA can help you take the next step in your career!

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) invites you to a virtual graduate admissions fair.  Whether you’ve just started your search or have a shortlist in mind, APSIA representatives can help you navigate the admissions process from anywhere in the world.

Nineteen top international affairs graduate schools from the US, Canada, and Europe will attend the Fair to answer questions about:

  • Application requirements,
  • Curricula and joint degrees,
  • Financial aid, and
  • Career opportunities.

You can register and obtain more information at https://app.brazenconnect.com/events/apsia-grad-fair-2

APSIA Virtual Grad School Fair: July 21st

Thinking about grad school?

APSIA can help you take the next step in your career!

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) invites you to a virtual graduate admissions fair on July 21.

Whether you’ve just started your search or have a shortlist in mind, APSIA representatives can help you navigate the admissions process from anywhere in the world. Top graduate schools in international affairs and public policy will be on hand to answer your questions about:

  • application requirements,
  • curricula and joint degrees,
  • financial aid packages, and
  • career opportunities.

You’ll leave with new information and personal connections to admissions staff.  

For more information and to register, visit www.apsia.org/admissions-fairs/.

Source: www.apsia.org/admissions-fairs/