international studies

Messy Little Wars

An expert in U.S. foreign relations in the Middle East since 1940 will discuss the historical foundations of the current crises in the region at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in the UKAA Auditorium of the W.T. Young Library.

Chellgren Center Honors 43 New Fellows

Interrupted Service: Gwen Schaefer's Peace Corps Experience in Ukraine

University of Kentucky alumni really do get all around the world. Gwendolyn Schaefer (International Studies/Geography 2013) traveled to Ukraine after her graduation as part of a 27 month long service period with the United State Peace Corps. Unfortunately, Gwen and other Peace Corps volunteers were forced to evacuate from the area in February 2014 due to mounting safety concerns.

Here, Gwen tells us about her time in Ukraine, the people and culture of the nation, and what it was like working there with the Peace Corps.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Confucius Institute to Discuss on Chinese-American Educational Exchange

In an upcoming lecture titled "Chinese-American Educational Exchanges: A Window on the Bilateral Relationship," David Adams will explore the growing partnership between two of the world's largest powers.

International Dessert Contest Showcases Cultural Cuisine

Tonight at 6 p.m., the Student Activities Board will host the second annual International Dessert Contest!

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman to Speak at UK

Former governor of Utah, 2012 presidential candidate and former U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore Gov. Jon Huntsman will visit the University of Kentucky in late February.

UK Education Abroad Expands Opportunities in Mexico

With offerings from anthropology to WRD, UK Education Abroad is working to help more students study in Mexico.

UK Confucius Institute Director Wins International Award

Huajing Maske, director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky, has received a 2013 Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award.

UK Ranked First in Kentucky for Sending Students Abroad

A recent report by the Institute of International Education found that UK has more students studying abroad than any other higher education institution in Kentucky.

Wikileaks: The Personal Experience of an Ambassador

In 2011, the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that Heather Hodges had expressed concern over Ecuador's National Police being corrupt, and warned that their National Police Commander, Jaime Aquilino Hurtado, might be involved in a number of illegal activities. Later that year Ecuador expelled Hodges from the country after she failed to give the Ecuadorian government a satisfactory explanation of accusations made public in the Wikileaks diplomatic cables.

Heather M. Hodges is a career United States foreign service officer, currently serving as the United States Ambassador to Moldova, and formerly the United States Ambassador to Ecuador.

This event is sponored by the Department of International Studies 

Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery, University of Kentucky
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