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/

Carnegie Council’s first Student Research Competition

This competition will be held on Wednesday, May 20th from 12pm-2:30pm. Lunch will be served during a networking session, followed by presentations of original research by students from universities across the NYC metro area. Audience members will include students, professors, professionals, and the interested public.

Presentations will be 10 minutes long and must make a normative argument. They should be on topics related to ethics and international affairs (e.g. human rights, international law, justice, equality, accountability, sustainability, transparency, etc.).

There are a limited number of presentation slots available. In order to select the presentations, we ask that all interested candidates submit an abstract of no more than 400 words. The deadline for the abstract submission is Wednesday, April 1st.

The competition will be judged by a panel of academic and business professionals. The winner will receive a free year-long membership to the Council’s Carnegie New Leaders program.

If you are interested in competing, please email your 400 word abstract by April 1st to Jenna Zhang at jzhang@cceia.org.

Source: http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/index.html

Alumni Event at American University

Dear Sigma Iota Rho Alumnus/Alumna, The active members of Sigma Iota Rho at American University cordially invite you to a reception and discussion on November 9th from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

In honor of Sigma Iota Rho's 30 year anniversary, we wish to celebrate our students' and alumni's  scholarship and service at American University as well as across the world. A bagel brunch will be provided followed by a discussion on Russian politics - a topic relevant both at our founding as well as today.

You can find more event details and the form to RSVP here.

We look forward to seeing you next month!

APSIA Graduate School Recruitment Fair

Thinking about grad school?APSIA can help you take the next step in your career!

APSIA Schools
APSIA Schools

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) invites Sigma Iota Rho members to an online graduate admissions fair on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT.

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. Seventeen top graduate schools 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 new connections to admissions staff.

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

CFR Invitation for 10/9 Academic Conference Call

On Thursday, October 9th, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), invites all members of SIR chapters to participate in the next session of the Fall 2014 CFR Academic Conference Call series, titled "The U.S.-India Relationship." This will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET).

Alyssa Ayres, CFR's senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, will discuss the evolving U.S.-India relationship, in light of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the United States.

 

Dr. Ayres served as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia from 2010 to 2013, providing policy direction and support to U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the region. Previously, she led the India and South Asia practice at McLarty Associates, a Washington-based international strategic advisory firm. Dr. Ayres joined the firm after serving in the U.S. Department of State as special assistant to the undersecretary for political affairs as a Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellow. Her book on nationalism, culture, and politics in Pakistan, "Speaking Like a State," received the 2011-2012 American Institute of Pakistan Studies book prize. Dr. Ayres blogs regularly at CFR's "Asia Unbound," and is a "Forbes" contributor.

In order to encourage student participation, professors typically convene as a group in a classroom or their office around a speaker phone.

Please reply to ifaskianos@cfr.org if you would like to make this call available to your students or fellow members, and CFR will send you the toll-free dial-in number and password one day prior to the call. Be sure to mention that you are a representative of an SIR chapter.

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

1) Narendra Modi and Barack Obama, "A Renewed U.S.-India Partnership for the 21st Century," Washington Post, September 30, 2014.

2) Narendra Modi and Richard N. Haass, "A Conversation With Narendra Modi," Event Video, Council on Foreign Relations, September 29, 2014.

3) Nicholas Burns, "Passage to India: What Washington Can Do to Revive Relations With New Delhi," Foreign Affairs, September/October 2014.

4) Alyssa Ayres, "Bringing India Inside the Asia Trade Tent," Policy Innovation Memorandum No. 46, Council on Foreign Relations Press, June 2014.

5) Alyssa Ayres, Asia Unbound, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.

6) "Timeline: U.S.-India Relations," Interactive, Council on Foreign Relations.

For upcoming conference calls, please see our resource page.