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PhD Candidate Yvan Ilunga's Latest Publication and Conference Participation

Beyond the simplistic narrative of political instabilities in the DRC, Yvan Ilunga our DGA PhD Candidate and SAGA President has published a new article for the Conversation entitled "Stability in the DRC: A Look Beyond Political Agreements". In this piece Yvan argues that while conflicts in the DRC has a lot to do with power [...]

PhD Candidate Adonia Ayebare Appointed Uganda 's Ambasador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations New York

PhD Candidate Adonia Ayebare was recently appointed as Uganda 's Ambasador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations New York. The appointment was effective beginning March 2017. Until recently, Adonia was a Senior Adviser on Peace and Security at the African Union Permanent Observer Mission at The United Nations, New York. He [...]

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock N Roll Screening

The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and the Division of Global Affairs  co-sponsored the film screening  “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock N Roll” featuring Director, John Pirozzi.  Through the eyes, words, and songs of its popular music stars of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, 'Don't Think I've [...]

PhD Student Lauren Kaplan Awarded the Rutgers-USAID Research & Innovation Fellowship

Awarded a second time with the Research & Innovation Fellowship through Rutgers and USAID, Lauren Kaplan will be returning to Cape Town, South Africa for two months to conduct research that will ultimately contribute towards her dissertation. The purpose of her research is to explore existing laws, policies, and programs and their impact at [...]

DGA Students Present Posters at Rutgers Newark Research Week

Four of our DGA doctoral candidates and PhD students presented their research during a poster session put on by the Rutgers Newark Graduate School on April 17, 2017. Part of Rutgers Newark research week, the poster session allowed participants to learn about the diversity of research conducted at Rutgers Newark.   Doctoral candidates Simone [...]

Hourie Tafech Speaks to DGA on Challenges Facing Student Refugees

Founder of NGO “Spark 15” Addresses DGA Students on Challenges Facing Student Refugees Hourie Tafech is making a mark on the world: by making her way out of a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon to pursue an education in Malta, this young Palestinian social entrepreneur has demonstrated that it is possible to break the cycle most refugees [...]

Social Entrepreneur Rama Chakaki Speaks on Refugee Education

Social Entrepreneur Rama Chakaki discusses importance of refugee education at DGA luncheon   On March 8th, 2017 the Division of Global Affairs, led by Program Director Richard O’Meara and Associate Director Natalie Jesionka hosted Syrian-born Rama Chakaki at a lunch meeting for DGA students. As co-founder of Baraka Ventures Ms. Chakaki, [...]

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock N Roll Screening

The Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and the Division of Global Affairs  will co-sponsor the film screening  “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock N Roll” featuring Director, John Pirozzi. Tuesday, April 18th 6pm-9pm Dana Room, Dana Library Watch a link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/ [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - "The Case for Empowerment Spaces for Muslim Women"

DGA Weekly Colloquium: The Case for Empowerment Spaces for Muslim Women The Rutgers Division of Global Affairs and the Student Association of Global Affairs organize a weekly global affairs colloquium with internationally active experts and practitioners. Join us on April 19 when Rana Abdelhamid, Founding President of WISE, will talk [...]

Ph.D. Candidate Edwin Jacob Presents at MPSA

Ph.D. Doctoral Candidate, Edwin Jacob, recently presented a paper entitled, "Past Prologue: Understanding Security in an Age of Terror," at the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago.  

New Sigma Iota Rho Members Inducted

On April 12, 2017, the Delta Xi Chapter Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) Honors Society for International Studies held its annual induction ceremony at Rutgers Newark.    DGA Associate Director Natalie Jesionka and current SIR president Sabrina Axster welcomed new inductees. The Honors Society issues an [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - “The Global Refugee Crisis And When Humanitarian Interventions Are No Longer Enough”

Join us on April 12 for the weekly global affairs colloquium co-hosted by the Division of Global Affairs and the Student Association of Global Affairs. This week Stephanie Hammond, World Vision Humanitarian Policy Advisor with extensive field experience in international conflict zones and disaster areas and a specific [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - "The Global Environmental Agenda and Paradiplomacy by Sub-National State Actors"

Join us for the weekly global affairs colloquium on April 5 with Martina Muller, International Affairs Advisor at the São Paulo State Secretariat for the Environment. Every week the Division of Global Affairs and the Student Association of Global Affairs jointly organize a talk as part of their speaker series. This week, Ms. Muller [...]

PhD Student Kathryn Duffy-Jaeger Participates in Post-Crisis Initiative in Belgium

DGA Doctoral Student, Kathryn Duffy-Jaeger has just returned from another trip to Brussels where she has been involved in a Rutgers University-based initiative that works with communities post-crisis to build resilience, communication, trust and security.   The project in Brussels has worked with both the community of [...]

Dr. Farmbry's Roundtable on the Global Migration Dilemma

SAGA would like to thank students and faculty members who attended Tuesday's Roundtable on the Global Migration Dilemma. Dr. Farmbry's presentation and ensuing conversation focused on legal, institutional and economic polices surrounding the movement of peoples from disasters. Specific to the conversation was the special situation in [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - "Human Trafficking Myths and Reality”

You've probably heard of global human trafficking, but what does it actually mean? Join us on Wednesday, March 29, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Dana Room (Dana Library, 4th floor), for our weekly colloquium with DGA Associate Director Natalie Jesionka. This talk breaks down the complexity of global human trafficking and aims to dispel popular myths about [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - “South South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development"

Join us for our weekly global affairs speaker series! On March 22, Kennedy Chesoli from the Secretariat of the Development Cooperation Forum at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, will join us to discuss “South South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development”. In light of the beginning of the [...]

DGA MS Student Audrey Nguyen Interviews Emilie McGlone

DGA MS student Audrey Nguyen interviewed Emilie McGlone, the International Coordinator of the New York-based office for Peace Boat US. Check out her article here!

2017 Colloquium Series - “Ethnic Narratives Matter”

The Rutgers Division of Global Affairs (DGA) and the Student Association of Global Affairs (SAGA) are pleased to invite you to our weekly colloquium and the Spring 2017 Faculty Spotlight.    This week, DGA Director Richard O’Meara, will join us for a dramatic presentation on why ethnic narratives matter. He will perform tales from the [...]

2017 Colloquium Series - “Decolonizing World Politics: India and China Today on Film”

The Division of Global Affairs (DGA) and the Student Association for Global Affairs (SAGA) jointly organize a weekly colloquium which brings students together with international affairs experts, practitioners and thinkers.   This week, Professor L.H.M. Ling, Professor of International Affairs at the New [...]

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