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Career Reflections: The Judiciary

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Career Reflections: The Judiciary

Thomas B. Griffith, a Federal judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will present his perspective on judicial careers on  Thursday, 18 September at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Griffith was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals in June 2005. He currently works with the American Bar Association in its efforts in Central Europe and Eurasia and is on the board of directors of the CEELI Institute in Prague.

He has served as general counsel to the advisory commission on electronic commerce and as assistant to the president and general counsel of Brigham Young University. From 1995 through 1999, (more…)

Telling a Korean Family History

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Telling a Korean Family History

Koreans are known for their keen interest in genealogy and, long before there was ancestry.com, many Koreans kept detailed records of their ancestral lineages in their family book. Twenty-five years ago, Eugene Y. Park, Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History and director of the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, set out to find his own roots.

Park’s research tracing his patrilineal ancestry back to a Miryang Pak lineage of Chungin (“middle people”) class is the basis for his new book A Family of No Prominence: The Descendants of Pak Tŏkhwa and the Birth of Modern Korea, a remarkable historical account covering over three hundred years.

Join us on  Thursday, 18 September at noon in 238 HRCB as Park shares his story.

His specialty is the sociopolitical history of Korea, especially from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. He is currently working on his third monograph, Fallen Royals: The Kaesŏng Wang in Chosŏn Korea, 1392–1910 (title tentative), which examines positions occupied by the descendants of Koryŏ dynasty in Chosŏn politics and society.

After graduating from the University of California—Los Angeles with a degree in history (1991), Park received an MA in regional studies East Asia from Harvard University (1993) and a PhD in East Asian languages and civilizations (1999).

CIA Info Session | Clandestine Services/Analytical Section

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CIA Info Session | Clandestine Services/Analytical Section

Are you interested in working for the CIA? Learn how your Kennedy Center liberal arts degree can prepare you for work in the national security and intelligence field.

CIA representatives will provide information regarding the CIA mission and its career opportunities on Wednesday, 17 September at 2:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

The CIA is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological, and military environment. Its paramount goal and mission is to protect the national security of the United States. A large organization with a complex mission, the CIA seeks a diverse workforce from a wide range of academic disciplines.

For additional information, visit BYU Bridge and review cia.gov/careers for details on the application process, life at CIA and Clandestine Service positions, such as operations, collection management, staff operations, specialized skills, language, and more.

The Meaning of the Welfare State

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The Meaning of the Welfare State

“The Welfare State Debate and Danish Literature” will be presented by Lasse Horne Kjældgaard, director of the Society for Danish Language and Literature in Copenhagen, on Wednesday, 17 September at noon in 238 HRCB.

Kjældgaard is a former associate professor of Danish literature at the University of Copenhagen. He serves as literary reviewer for the daily Politiken. His most recent book publications include Tolerance – eller hvordan man lærer at leve med dem, man hader (with Thomas Bredsdorff, 2008), Sjælen efter døden: Guldalderens moderne gennembrud (2007), and textual critical editions of Karen Blixen, Den afrikanske Farm (2007) and Syv fantastiske Fortællinger (2012).

IHL Action Campaign Fall 2014

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IHL Action Campaign Fall 2014

The IHL Action Campaign aims to teach American youth and young adults about IHL through peer education.

o   The IHL Action Campaign empowers young people to think critically and grapple with issues of armed conflict facing our world, preparing them to be informed global citizens.

o   The American Red Cross selects university and high school students to become team leaders. After undergoing extensive training, these team leaders teach IHL to a group of local high school students (team members).

o   Team leaders teach the group of team members about IHL through Raid Cross, an educational program that engages students in simulations and activities.

o   Team leaders and team members take what they have learned in Raid Cross and educate the wider community about IHL through a creative project called the “IHL Action Campaign.”

o   The 2013–14 IHL Action Campaign was successful in teaching participants about IHL. A comprehensive survey analysis conducted by the American Red Cross reveals that a substantial increase in understanding of IHL principles took place among participants.

International Services kick-off meeting on Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 5:30 p.m., at the Salt Lake Area Chapter building 555 East 300 South.  This initial meeting will probably take about 90 minutes. See flyer for more information.