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!

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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.

Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call: Confronting the Ebola Outbreak

On Wednesday, September 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET), Laurie Garrett, the Council on Foreign Relations's senior fellow for global health, will discuss the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the evolving global response. Ms. Garrett's expertise includes global health systems, chronic and infectious diseases, and bioterrorism. She received the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the Ebola epidemic in Kikwit, Zaire in 1995. During that epidemic she resided in Kikwit and tracked cases from village-to-village. Details of her coverage can be found in "Betrayal of Trust," published in 2000 by Hyperion. Ms. Garrett is the only writer ever to have been awarded the three Big "Ps" of journalism: the Peabody, the Polk, and the Pulitzer. She is the best-selling author of "The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance" and "Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health." Ms.Garrett has written for many publications, including the "Los Angeles Times,""Washington Post," and "Foreign Affairs," and has also appeared on national television programs, such as ABC's "Nightline," "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," and "The Charlie Rose Show."

 

Source: http://www.cfr.org/diseases-infectious/con...

The Great War: A Conference by our Georgia Gwinnett College chapter

The School of Liberal Arts at Georgia Gwinnett College--with the support of the GGC chapters of Phi Alpha Theta and Sigma Iota Rho, and the History Club --is pleased to announce an upcoming conference, "The Great War, a Hundred Years On: Origins, Lessons and Legacies of the First World War," scheduled for November 6-8, 1914. The centenary of the onset of war in Europe offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the experiences and sacrifices of participants, both in America and worldwide, and its continuing significance in shaping our world today. Scholars from local colleges and universities here in Georgia, and from as far afield as Philadelphia, New York, Washington, D.C., Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, England, and Pakistan, will deliver papers. Our keynote address, sponsored by The Lithuanian Foundation, will be delivered by Dr. Vejas Liulevicius, an acclaimed scholar of the Eastern Front in the First World War, from the University of Tennessee. As well, the creators of the documentary film, "German Enemy Aliens in the Land of the Sky" (which looks at a German POW camp in western North Carolina) will show their film and answer questions. Panels on teaching, art, literature, and propaganda--as well as student research projects--will help make this a dynamic and exciting event for our college and community.

Students interested in presenting should submit their proposals to the chair of the undergraduate conference committee, D. J. Melville (dmelvill@ggc.edu), and carbon copied to Dr. Nathan Orgill (norgill@ggc.edu) by September 29th.

Carnegie Council's Global Ethics Day

On October 16th, to celebrate one hundred years of operation, spreading awareness, and reflection, the Carnegie Council's Global Ethics Network will be organizing an International Ethics Day. We are encouraging all chapters of Sigma Iota Rho to join and participate in this important event.Topics of discussion may include, but are not limited to, corruption, risk, technology, and the environment. This grassroots movement seeks to engage students in dialogue and new understanding that will help our future global leaders answer the big questions. Stay tuned for updates from our chapters.

Foreign Affairs Discussion Event and Graduate School Fair

Foreign Affairs Discussion Event and Graduate School Fair Special Discount to SIR Members! Email Nationa@SigmaIotaRho.org for offer code

Join us Foreign Affairs for a special installment of Foreign Affairs Live, the discussion and debate series that brings our readers and authors together. This event will feature a 2-hour graduate school fair for prospective students and professionals focused on international affairs. ****** Foreign Affairs Live: The New Middle East apsiafaand APSIA Admissions Fair Monday, September 15, 2014 Foreign Affairs | 58 East 68th Street | New York, NY 10065 5:30PM: Check-in & Welcome6:00PM: Panel Discussion and Q&A Session 7:00PM: Graduate School Fair & Reception

Publication by Morehouse Faculty Advisor

Gregory Hall's research on the relative standing of the world's leading powers -- the United States, China, and Russia -- amid newborn competition from developing states has achieved publication in the form of a book. In Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy (Routledge),  Hall -- Faculty Advisor to Morehouse College's Gamma Alpha Chapter -- weighs economic, resource, military, social / demographic, and political data in consideration of the consequences posed to the "Big 3" from the multipolarity phenomenon.