international studies

Events Examine European Politics

Several University of Kentucky programs, including the International Studies Program and the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences and University Press of Kentucky, have organized two events just for those of us trying to keep up with global politics.

Panel Discussion: The Promise and Perils of Populism - Global Perspectives

Please join us for a panel discussion of "The Promise and Perils of Populism - Global Perspectives" (University Press of Kentucky)
A new book edited by Carlos de la Torre
 
Moderated by: Emily Beaulieu, Department of Political Science, University of Kentucky
 
Panelists: Carlos de la Torre, Cas Mudde, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, contributor; Cristóbal Rovira, School of Political Science, Diego Portales University (Chile) contributor; Ron Formisano, William T. Bryan Professor of American History, University of Kentucky.
 
Reception in the lobby to follow.
Date: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
James F. Hardymon Theatre in the David Marksbury Building

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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Interrupted Service: Gwen Schaefer's Peace Corps Experience in Ukraine by UK College of Arts & Sciences is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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.

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