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Dual MA/MSc in International and World History

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Dual MA/MSc in International and World History

Applications for fall 2015 are now open.
Deadline: Monday, 2 March 2015

Columbia University and the London School of Economics offers an innovative curriculum that includes a two-year sequence of reading and research seminars, interdisciplinary electives, and intensive foreign language training. The program provides students with new frameworks and tools to understand the transnational forces that have shaped our world: migration, trade, war, technology, epidemic disease, and environmental change.

At the heart of the program is the two-year dissertation, an original scholarly work based on empirical research and analysis. Students spend the first year in New York and the second year in London and receive master’s degrees from both institutions.
Immersed in the vibrant intellectual communities of two of the world’s great cities, graduates are prepared for careers in
government, journalism, think tanks, NGOs, and academia.

The program offers summer research fellowships and financial aid opportunities.

Visit worldhistory.columbia.edu to learn more, and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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 noon 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.