Apr
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Hard Power and Smart Diplomacy for the Next U.S. President

Ivo H. Daalder was appointed United States Permanent Representative on the Council of NATO by President Barak Obama in 2009. Ambassador Daalder was also responsible for coordinating U.S. policy toward Bosnia as Director for European Affairs on President Clinton's National Security Staff. His talk will be held in the Johnson Hall Global Forum at noon on April 5, 2016.2016 Young Future of Diplomacy Series presents a brown bag conversation with former U.S. Ambassador to Nato and current Director of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Ivo H. Dallier. He was appointed United States Permanent Representative on the Council of NATO by President Barak Obama in 2009. Ambassador Daalder was also responsible for coordinating U.S. policy toward Bosnia as Director for European Affairs on President Clinton's National Security Staff. His talk will be held in the Johnson Hall Global Forum at noon on April 5, 2016. 

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Feb
25
4:00pm 4:00pm

The U.S. & China After Obama

A Conversation with Ambassador Jeffrey Bader

This lecture is presented by the Young Future of Diplomacy Series and is sponsored by the Young Initiative on the Global Economy, McKinnon Center for Global Affairs, and Diplomacy & World Affairs. Please join the Oxy community in welcoming Ambassador Bader to campus at the Global Forum in Johnson Hall at 4pm on February 25, 2016. Ambassador Bader is author of Obama and China's Rise: An Insider's Account of America's Asia Strategy. He also served as Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council. 

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Not all Rights have Norms: Blame Diffusion in International Anti-Hunger Advocacy at the U.N. and Elsewhere
Feb
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Not all Rights have Norms: Blame Diffusion in International Anti-Hunger Advocacy at the U.N. and Elsewhere

Michelle Jurkovich is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  During 2014-2015, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University. Her research interests include transnational advocacy, international food security, economic and social rights, and global governance.  She received her PhD in Political Science from the George Washington University in August 2014 and hails from Fresno, CA, where she completed her BA at Fresno State through the Smittcamp Family Honors College.

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Feb
16
10:00am10:00am

United Nations Millennium Campaign Virtual Reality Exhibit (Day 2)

Screenings of UNMC's two virtual reality films, "Clouds Over Sidra" and "Waves of Grace."

By way of virtual reality, "Clouds of Sidra" transports the viewer to the Zaatari Refugee Camp, which is home to 130,000 Syrians fleeing violence and war. The film tells the story of Sidra, a 12-year old girl who has spent the last 18 months in Zaatari, as she tries to find normalcy and hold onto the remnants of childhood.

"Waves of Grace" is the story of Decontee Davis, an Ebola survivor who uses her immunity to care for orphaned children in her village. In the wake of the largest Ebola outbreak in history, this immersive film tells the story of how communities rebuild and how one woman seeks healing through faith. 

Drop in throughout the day to see the films and enjoy our interactive media exhibit. 

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Feb
15
11:00am11:00am

United Nations Millennium Campaign Virtual Reality Exhibit (Day 1)

Screenings of UNMC's two virtual reality films, "Clouds Over Sidra" and "Waves of Grace."

By way of virtual reality, "Clouds of Sidra" transports the viewer to the Zaatari Refugee Camp, which is home to 130,000 Syrians fleeing violence and war. The film tells the story of Sidra, a 12-year old girl who has spent the last 18 months in Zaatari, as she tries to find normalcy and hold onto the remnants of childhood.

"Waves of Grace" is the story of Decontee Davis, an Ebola survivor who uses her immunity to care for orphaned children in her village. In the wake of the largest Ebola outbreak in history, this immersive film tells the story of how communities rebuild and how one woman seeks healing through faith. 

Drop in throughout the day to see the films and enjoy our interactive media exhibit. 

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Dr. Wariga Bowman: Censorship or self control?
Jan
25
4:00pm 4:00pm

Dr. Wariga Bowman: Censorship or self control?

Hate speech, information technology, the state, and the voter in the Kenyan election of 2013.

Dr. Bowman earned her doctorate at Harvard at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her research is multi-disciplinary and is informed by the fields of anthropology, history, political science, and public policy. She is keenly interested in rural development issues, both in the United States and Africa. 

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Rose Bowl Run
Dec
5
8:30am 8:30am

Rose Bowl Run

  • Gilman Fountain, Occidental College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join fellow DWA majors on a loop around the Rose Bowl this Saturday. We'll depart from Gilman Fountain at 8:30 and carpool from there to Pasadena. 

Enjoy some time away from campus as finals approach!

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Study Room
Dec
3
3:00pm 3:00pm

Study Room

In preparation for finals, DWAMA will be hosting a study room in Johnson 201 (the conference room) this Thursday from 3-6 where you can all come to study and write those final DWA papers, ask questions, commiserate about your word count, and snack on some great Trader Joe's snacks with us! Feel free to drop by any time.

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Stephen Walt: Follies, Foibles, and Fiascos
Nov
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

Stephen Walt: Follies, Foibles, and Fiascos

Stephen Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School.  Professor Walt is one of the world’s leading political scientists who has authored numerous academic and non-academic articles about Iran’s nuclear program as well as several books on the U.S. foreign policy, including the renowned book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy he has co-written with his close friend and colleague John Mearsheimer.

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Rio de Janeiro at the Brink
Nov
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

Rio de Janeiro at the Brink

  • Occidental College; Global Forum, Johnson Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rio de Janeiro on the Brink is a discussion with author and journalist, Juliana Marbassa. Her book, Dancing with the Devil in the City of God is an insider perspective into a city on the brink, from a native daughter whose life, hopes, and fortunes are entwined with those of the city she portrays. Event sponsored by McKinnon Center for Global Affairs, Occidental College. 

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The Nobel Peace Prize: Who Wins It And Why
Nov
4
11:00am11:00am

The Nobel Peace Prize: Who Wins It And Why

 

A conversation featuring Unni Turrettini, author of The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer and The Price of Peace

Unni Turrettini was born in northern Norway and grew up in Drammen, a city near Oslo, approximately twenty minutes from where mass-murderer Breivik was raised. As a foreign exchange student, she graduated from high school in Kansas City, Kansas, an experience that changed her life. She has law degrees from Norway, France, and the United States. A member of the New York Bar, she has worked as a lawyer in Paris and Geneva. Her multicultural upbringing has provided her with a flexible worldview, and she considers herself a voice of reason. Ultimately, she is a passionate advocate of human rights and justice, especially freedom of speech and socio-political issues. She currently lives with her family in Geneva, Switzerland, and is at work on a second book, a behind-the-scenes examination of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Oct
26
9:30am 9:30am

Sexualities and Rights: Histories and Futures

We are at an important crossroads in the global struggle for sexual and gender-related human rights. This two-day event will bring together trailblazing academics, policymakers, and activists who continue to pioneer this historic movement. As the panelists consider how the conceptual shifts to which they have contributed impacted the lived realities of sexual and gender minorities around the world, they will also delve into subsequent breakthroughs, backlashes, and future possibilities.

Join us for vivid discussions with leading human rights experts who have created previously unimaginable social change. Hear about the participants’ work, which began in the 1980s when they successfully pressured Amnesty International to defend the rights of lesbians and gay men. Discover how this work has informed ongoing social justice campaigns on the relevance of sexual orientation and gender identity-related rights to a number of domains, from local struggles for inclusive justice to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The continued evolution of this work raises key questions: How does change happen? What does it take for movements to sustain themselves? And what are future issues for academic and activist work at the intersection of sexualities, genders, and rights?

 

Event 1: 9:30 a - 10:45 a: “Messy Realities: Three Decades of Shared (and Individual) Histories on Sexualities, Genders, and Human Rights”

Participants: Susana Fried, Sofia Gruskin, Ali Miller, Cynthia Rothschild, Ignacio Saiz, Meg Satterthwaite

Interviewers: Anthony Chase, Laura Ferguson

Event 2: 11:45 a - 12:40 p: “Sustainable Change: Institutions, Law, and Movements in the Advancement of Sexual Orientation and Gender Related-Rights”

Participants: Cynthia Rothschild, Meg Satterthwaite, Ali Miller

Event 3: 4:05 p - 5:30 p: “The Sustainable Development Goals, Gender, and Human Rights”

Lecturers: Prof. Sanjeev Khagram, Prof. Sophal Ear

Participants: Ignacio Saiz, Susana Fried

Note: Program extends beyond Oxy's boundaries to USC the following day. (Tue., Oct. 27 from 12:00 p - 1:30 p.: “Sexuality, Health, and Human Rights: Fulfilling the Promise of Health & Human Rights for All”)

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Talk by Former President of Finland, Tarja Halonen
Oct
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

Talk by Former President of Finland, Tarja Halonen

Serving as Finland's 11th president, Tarja Halonen has had an extensive career in Finnish politics and society. Halonen graduated from the Univeristy of Helsinki in the late 1960s and quickly became involved in Finnish society especially in advancing human rights and trade unions before becoming involved with politics in the 1980s. After an mutliple ministerial positions including foriegn minister in the later 90s, Halonen was elected to the presidency for 12 years and maintained extremely high popularity. Today, Halonen is a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, a trustee of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, an intercultural organization promoting tolerance dialogue and understanding. She was also included in Forbes List of 100 Most Powerful Women and was a popular candidate for the UN Secretary-General Selection in 2006. 

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Oct
8
4:00pm 4:00pm

Professor Stephen Walt: Follies, Foibles, and Fiascoes: Why Does American Foreign Policy Keep Failing?

Located in Choi

Stephen Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School.  Professor Walt is one of the world’s leading political scientists who has authored tens of academic and non-academic articles about Iran’s nuclear program as well as several books on the U.S. foreign policy, including the renowned book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy he has co-written with his close friend and colleague John Mearsheimer.

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Young Grant Q&A #2
Sep
29
12:00pm12:00pm

Young Grant Q&A #2

Professor Chu will be hosting the second of two information sessions about the Young Grant, which funds student projects relating to international affairs or the global economy. These grants can be used for wide variety of projects such as comps research or summer internships for international NGOs. 

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Young Grant Q&A #1
Sep
22
12:00pm12:00pm

Young Grant Q&A #1

Professor Khagram will be hosting the first of two information sessions about the Young Grant, which funds student projects relating to international affairs or the global economy. These grants can be used for wide variety of projects such as comps research or summer internships for international NGOs. 

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