Global and International Studies

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Better Know an Alum: Shane Preston
Curious or concerned about those next steps after graduation? We're bringing you more stories from alums who have made the leap. Meet Shane Preston, a 2012 political science graduate now working as a legislative director for the Michigan State Senate. His journey may not be the same as yours but you're certain to notice similarities in your stories when its your turn to make the leap. Friday, April 17 at 11 a.m. in 3025 Brown Hall.

The Islamic State: Its Origins, Aims, and Capabilities
This joint lecture will explore the ideological and structural sources from which the Islamic State arose, what its short-term and long-term plans appear to be, and whether it has the resources to achieve those goals. Friday, April 17, 3 to 4 p.m. in 105-107 Bernhard Center. More info...

Wesustain Internship Opportunity
Wesustain Internship Program is intended to cultivate informed, critical thinkers that serve as ambassadors for sustainability through leadership development and experiential learning. The program is a semester-long, paid and discovery-driven opportunities for ambitious students looking to gain leadership experience while exploring both on and off campus sustainability projects. If interested submissions are due by Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 5 p.m. More info...

Truth, Justice and Reconciliation on the Ground: Normative Divergence in the Western Balkans
Dr. Jelena Subotic, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University, analyzes the process of diffusion, contestation and localization of transitional justice norms-ways of dealing with legacies of past violence--in the western Balkans. Tuesday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m. in 3301 Friedmann Hall. More info...

Crisis at the Hague: What has gone wrong with international war crimes
Author of Hijacked Justice: Dealing with the Past in the Balkans, Dr. Jelena Subotic, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University, will speak on the political role of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in post Yugoslav states. Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the WMU Fetzer Center. For more info, contact Peter Wielhouwer at (269) 387-5685. More info...

Summer I Course Highlights

GWS 3200 - Women, globalization and social change
This course pursues an interdisciplinary analysis of the status of women worldwide and their efforts to create social change in a global context. We explore similarities and differences among women, recognizing the possibilities of transnational cooperation and the limitations of the idea of a “global sisterhood.”
Credits: 3 hours
Meeting times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m.
Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area IV: Other Cultures and Civilizations

PSCI 3460 - Women in Developing Countries
Women's socioeconomic and political role and status will be examined in relation to the impact of colonialism, forces of modernity, and developmental issues.
Credits: 4 hours
Meeting times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area IV: Other Cultures and Civilizations

LANG 3510 - Power and Morality in the Roman World
The course provides an opportunity to gain a knowledge of one of the West’s most influential and enduring cultures while studying the dynamics of power and morality in ancient Rome.
Credits: 3 hours
Meeting times: Mondays and Wednesdays, noon- 2:30 p.m.
Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area II: Humanities

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