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Career Reflections: Legal Studies

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Career Reflections: Legal Studies

Rebecca Oldroyd, senior counsel for DMBA, will share her career insights on  Thursday, 13 November at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Oldroyd joined Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators (DMBA) as senior counsel in 2013, a nonprofit organization that administers employee benefits for organizations owned by or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had been a business development manager at CAMRIS International, a Maryland-based international development company since 2010. Read More…

Conflict in the Middle East: Current Perspectives

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Conflict in the Middle East: Current Perspectives

This Kennedy Center Conversation will draw on the expertise of James A. Toronto, an associate professor of Arabic and Islamic studies, who teaches courses in Islamic religion and humanities and was formerly a faculty member in the Department of Church History and Doctrine, where he taught courses in comparative world religions.

RSVP to join us Thursday, 13 November at noon in the offices of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 525 W. Monroe Street, in Chicago.

Toronto’s research and publications are in Islamic education, immigration and integration of Muslim minorities, and the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Italy and the Middle East. Read More…

The End of War

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The End of War

Laurie R. Blank, a clinical professor of law and the director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law, will present her topic on  Wednesday, 12 November at noon in 238 HRCB.

Before coming to Emory, Blank was a program officer in the Rule of Law program at the United States Institute of Peace, where she directed the Experts’ Working Group on International Humanitarian Law.

She is the series editor of the International Committee of the Red Cross’s teaching supplements on international humanitarian law, Read More…

The British Invasion of the 1960s

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The British Invasion of the 1960s

Cafe CSE features Robert Colson, assistant professor of interdisciplinary humanities; Michael Hicks, professor of musical composition and theory;  and moderator David Kirkham, associate professor of political science and senior fellow at BYU’s Law School, with a foray into the 1960s.

Join us Wednesday, 5 November at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Colson teaches courses on African fiction and film, postcolonial studies, Read More…

The Role of Religion in Conflict Dynamics

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The Role of Religion in Conflict Dynamics

James Patton, executive vice president and COO of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, will be speaking on campus twice this week. Patton’s first lecture will be at the Wheatley Forum in International Affairs on Wednesday, 5 November at 4:00 p.m. in the HBLL auditorium.

The second lecture will be Thursday, 16 November at 4:00 in 238 HRCB for the Political Affairs Lecture Series on the topic of “Career Reflections: International Strategy and Diplomacy.”

Patton brought management skills and expertise in conducting conflict dynamics analysis, mediation, and conflict transformation programming to the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD). He has worked designing, implementing, and monitoring multi-stakeholder programs to promote economic development and mitigate violent conflict since 1994 in nine countries on three continents.

Previous to ICRD, he was assigned to support the work of USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation in Washington, having spent seven months in Sudan as a Foreign Affairs officer with the Special Envoy, as one of the first members of the expeditionary diplomacy teams sent to analyze potential conflict and to support stability in southern Sudan. Read More…