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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.

Writing Workshop for Personal Statements and International Scholarships

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Writing Workshop for Personal Statements and International Scholarships

Patricia Dorff, the editorial director of publishing for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), will share her writing expertise on Thursday, 20 November at 1:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Dorff has nearly three decades of publishing experience with a diverse background in international relations, editing, production, and marketing. As editorial director, she oversees all CFR publications and directs the council’s international partnerships program with foreign publishers to translate and post content online. In addition, she advises CFR senior fellows on their writing and assists with the promotion and distribution of publications. She also works with various publishers—such as Random House, Knopf, Princeton University Press, and Oxford University Press—on CFR books and regularly teaches editing classes for CFR senior fellows and research associates. Read More…

Genocide in Rwanda

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Genocide in Rwanda

Joseph Sebarenzi, a former president of the Parliament of Rwanda (1997–2000), is a speaker and lecturer who offers practical insights on how to resolve and prevent conflicts and the benefits of remaining positive and kind despite hardship and tragedy. Sebarenzi will be speaking on campus Wednesday, 19 November at these two events:

Peace and Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda

noon
HBLL auditorium
This lecture will be presented in English.

Causes and Consequences of the Genocide in Rwanda

2:00 p.m.
B192 JFSB (Education in Zion auditorium)
This lecture will be presented in French.

During the genocide in 1994 Read More…

ISIS, Ebola, and Bodies that Fell from the Sky: A View of Global Crises from the UN

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ISIS, Ebola, and Bodies that Fell from the Sky: A View of Global Crises from the UN

Somini Sengupta is the New York Times bureau chief for the United Nations and will present a lecture on Thursday, 30 October at noon in 238 HRCB.

In her current position, she covers stories on diplomats, warlords, and assorted mayhem. Sengupta’s previous assignments for the NYT include technology correspondent and bureau chief in both New Delhi and West Africa.

Her most recent article, “Venezuela Gets U.N. Seat; Turkey Is Denied,” Read More…

My Personal Journey and the Story of a Rising Continent

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My Personal Journey and the Story of a Rising Continent

Our Distinguished Service alumna Amini Kajunju is president and CEO of the Africa-America Institute (AAI), a U.S.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity in Africa through education, training, and dialogue. Kajunju will share her story on Thursday, 16 October at 11:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB.

And she will address career options with  “Making Africa Part of Your Career” that afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in B192 JFSB (Education in Zion auditorium).

A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kajunju is the first African to serve Read More…