Prof. Nuket Kardam gave a talk on November 12, 2010 to the World Affairs Council of Sonoma County, co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women, on “Turkey and Its Women”.
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GSIPM Professor Wil Burns spoke at the “Three Degrees of Separation” conference last Friday at the University of South Carolina School of Law, on the topic “The Role of the United States in Fostering Climate Adaptation in Developing Countries.”
This week, he will speak at two venues in Chicago: University of Chicago School of Law: “Climate Change Geoengineering: Toward Governance Architecture; ”Chicago-Kent School of Law: “The Convention on Biological Diversity: A Critical Assessment.”
GSIPM Professor Fernando DePaolis participated in the 57th Annual North American Meeting of the Regional Science Association International in Denver, CO., from Nov 10th – 13th. In the meeting he chaired the session on Location and Spatial Modeling and presented his paper “Economic Stability and Spatial Structure as Determinants of Residential Foreclosure Rates in U.S. Metropolitan Areas.”
William Arrocha recently appeared on KSMS TV 67 UNIVISION (our local branch of UNIVISION) to discuss and analyze the elections. He has been the contact and political analyst for this largest Hispanic TV channel for many years.
MIIS Global Trade, Innovation, & Policy Initiative and the MIIS International Trade Club
The Politics of U.S. – China Trade Nationalism and Interdependence
Freeman Chair in China Studies
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Thursday, November 18, 2010
7 P.M. – 8 P.M.
reception to follow
Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building
499 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Cited often by The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Charles Freeman concentrates on the political economy of China and other parts of East Asia and on U.S.-China relations. He served as assistant U.S. trade representative (USTR) for China affairs and played a primary role in shaping overall trade policy with respect to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and Mongolia. During his tenure as assistant USTR, he oversaw U.S. efforts to integrate China into the global trading architecture of the World Trade Organization.
He currently is a senior adviser to McLarty Associates, the global strategic advisory firm based in Washington, D.C., and serves on the boards of directors of the National Committee of U.S.-China Relations and the Harding-Loevner
Tsuneo Akaha (GSIPM) was one of the main speakers at the Political Science/International Relations Discipline Meeting in Antalya, Turkey, October 22-24, which was hosted by the Open Society Institute’s Academic Fellowship Program. His talk was entitled “Responsibility to Protect: The UN’s Most Recent Attempts at Curbing Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, War Crimes, and Crimes Against Humanity.”
He also visited Kyrgyz National University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from October 25 to 29 on a consulting project for the university’s School of International Relations on their curriculum and faculty development efforts funded by the Open Society Institute’s Academic Fellowship Program.
IEP Program Chair Professor Scorse will be talking about his new book What Environmentalists Need to Know About Economics on Weds. the 27th at 6PM in Irvine Auditorium. The talk will cover a lot of ground on U.S. and international politics and effective messaging. It will be interpreted into 4 languages and be followed by a wine reception in the upper McCone atrium. Please spread the word.
Now available online:
Islam, Islamism and Politics in Eurasia Report
No. 24, September 22, 2010
• CE AMIR UMAROV ISSUES ANOTHER VIDEO STATEMENT ON THE CE SPLIT
• RIYADUS SALIKHIN MARTYRS’ BRIGADE PROMISES ATTACKS ACROSS RUSSIA
• GORDON M. HAHN, “PRISONERS OF AN APPROACH TO THE CAUCASUS (Response to Charles King and Rajan Menon, “Prisoners of the Caucasus: Russia’s Invisible Civil War,” Foreign Affairs, Fall 2010).
• CENTRAL ASIA
• ERKINBEK KAMALOV, “The Islamist Tracks in Kyrgyzstan’s Interethnic Violence”
• NEW NON-PROLIFERATION/TERRORISM STUDIES MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE AND TERRORISM STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
IIPER is compiled, edited and, unless indicated otherwise, written by Dr. Gordon M. Hahn. Dr. Hahn is Senior Researcher at the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program and Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California. He is also a Senior Researcher, Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS), Akribis Group and Analyst/Consultant for Russia Other Points of View – Russia Media Watch, www.russiaotherpointsofview.com. He teaches courses on politics and terrorism in Russia and Eurasia and MIIS. Dr. Hahn is the author of two well-received books, Russia’s Islamic Threat (Yale University Press, 2007) and Russia’s Revolution From Above (Transaction, 2002), which was named an outstanding title of 2007 by Choice magazine. He has authored hundreds of articles in scholarly journals and other publications on Russian, Eurasian and international politics.
Professor Tsuneo Akaha (GSIPM) presented a paper “Human Security and Regional Integration in East Asia,” at the 6th International Conference on East Asian Studies, held at Far Eastern National University in Vladivostok, Russia on September 9-10. The conference was attended by academic researchers from Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. He was particularly delighted to learn that many faculty members at the Russian university were aware of the excellent programs MIIS offers in Translation and Interpretation and International Policy Studies.
Professor Akaha’s paper “Embracing Global Norms through Regional Cooperation in Human Trafficking, Labor Migration, and HIV/AIDS” was published recently in Shaping New Regional Governance in East Asia: A Common Vision for Mutual Benefit and Common Prosperity by ORUEM Publishing House, South Korea. He had presented the paper at the 5th Jeju Peace Forum in Jeju Island, South Korea in the summer of 2009, where UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was the keynote speaker.
GSIPM professor Wil Burns is one of the only two Americans to have been appointed to the International Law Association’s Committee on Climate Change. Burns also has a new book coming out this fall from Cambridge University Press, entitled: Climate Geoengineering: Opening Pandora’s Box?