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Understanding South America through the Lens of Brazil

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Understanding South America through the Lens of Brazil

Julio De Amo, Jr., a major general (ret.) in the Brazilian Army, will share his keen insights on  Wednesday, 3 December at 2:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Major General Julio has the distinction of being the team coordinator for the first Brazilian Defense White Paper (“Livro Branco de Defesa Nacional,” 2012).

Julio retired in March after a distinguished military career that began at Agulhas Negras Military Academy (AMAN), the largest military school in Brazil. In addition, he received training from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and completed the UN Force Commander Course in Berlin, Germany. Julio also served as a UN military observer in Angola.

He resides in Resende, Brazil, where he is establishing a center for team work and leadership capacitation, which trains teams from companies and organizations to achieve their goals.

Career Reflections: Political Strategy

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Career Reflections: Political Strategy

Rebecca P. Edwards, a member of the House of Representatives for the State of Utah, will share her career insights on  Thursday, 4 December at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB as the final Political Affairs Lectures Series this fall.

Representative Edwards (R) currently serves in the Utah State House of Representatives, where she chairs the Economic Development and Workforce Services Standing Committee.

She serves on numerous boards including the Intergovernmental Roundtable, Capitol Preservation Board, and KUED.

Her past work experience includes Outpatient Family Therapist and Emergency Room Trauma Coordinator at LDS Hospital.

Edwards has had extensive volunteer experience, which includes Days of 47 Parade, PTA, and Primary Children’s Hospital.

She received an MS in marriage and family therapy and an MS in social work, both from BYU.

Edwards and her husband, John, are the parents of four children and three grandchildren.

A Day in the Life of a Political Officer

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A Day in the Life of a Political Officer

A workshop sponsored by the Foreign Service Student Organization featuring  political officer Kyler Kronmiller will take place on  Wednesday, 3 December at 4:00 p.m. in B135 JFSB.

Kronmiller is assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, where he lives with his wife and children. His previous post was in Jerusalem.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he worked in the International Law Library at the Library of Congress.

Kronmiller received a BA in international law and diplomacy, with an emphasis in European and Middle East studies, from Brigham Young University (2001) and an MS in strategic studies and international economics, with an emphasis in the Middle East, from the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins (2004).

His early years were spent in Boise, Idaho, but his family moved several times with his father’s military work.

Wheatley International Affairs Conference 2015

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Wheatley International Affairs Conference 2015

Conference dates: 24–28 February 2015

The Wheatley Institution is beginning its publicity efforts for next year’s Wheatley International Affairs Conference (WIAC) on the “Middle East: Power, Politics, & Prospects for Peace.”

BYU students must enroll in the WIAC Prep Course (PLSC 379R Section 4)  to register for the conference. The course will be taught by Fred Axelgard, senior fellow in international affairs at the Wheatley Institution.

An information session will be held on Friday, 5 December at noon in 238 HRCB.

Learn more at wiac.byu.edu.

The Idea of the European University

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The Idea of the European University

Each Café CSE takes students and faculty beyond the classroom experience, and the final event for fall semester will be no exception. Join us Wednesday, 3 December when John R. Rosenberg, College of Humanities dean; LeGrand Richards, associate professor of educational leadership and foundations; and moderator: Martha Peacock, professor of art history and CSE associate director, tackle this interesting topic at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Rosenberg has been a professor of Spanish literature at Brigham Young University since 1985. Read More…