+ DAAD Opportunities for Study and Research in Germany
Stefan Biedermann, deputy consul at the German Consulate in Los Angeles, will share his perspective on the Ukraine Crisis.
Hanni Geist from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in San Francisco will present the portion on student opportunities for study and research in Germany.
Their joint presentation will take place on Thursday, 30 October at 2:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Stefan Biedermann was appointed deputy consul at the German Consulate in Los Angeles in 2012. Since joining the German Foreign Service in 1993, Biedermann has served in Berlin, Japan, and Cameroon in consulates and in embassies.
Previously, he worked as a journalist and covered the fall of the wall and German reunification for Japanese TV in Berlin.
Born in the Bavarian countryside, Biedermann received MAs in history and Japanese studies from universities in Berlin, Kyoto, and Tokyo.
He and his wife are the parents of two children. His hobbies include reading, guitars, music, and pursuing an interest in the history of art.
Kent F. Schull, an associate professor of Ottoman and modern Middle East history at SUNY Binghamton, will speak to a campus audience on Wednesday, 22 October at noon in 238 HRCB.
Schull is a twice Fulbright Scholar to Turkey. His research interests include crime, punishment, and criminal justice in the late Ottoman Empire, the history of World War I in the Middle East, socio-legal history, Islamic criminal law, and Muslims in North America and Europe. Read More…
Rose Eilene Gottemoeller, under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security at the U.S. Department of State, will visit campus on Wednesday, 22 October at 11:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB, to discuss this timely topic.
Gottemoeller was appointed to her new position in March, where she advises the secretary on arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament, and she had been acting in this position since February 2012. She was also serving as assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, Read More…
Kateryna Yushchenko, former first lady of Ukraine, will address a campus audience on Thursday, 16 October at 2:00 p.m., in B190 JFSB.
Yushchenko is an active participant in causes that advance freedom, education, and dignity in Ukraine. She moved to Ukraine after the dissolution of the Soviet Union to advance the cause of Ukrainian Independence. While there she co-founded the Ukraine–USA Foundation and later participated in and organized the Orange Revolution.
She worked for the U.S. Treasury Department during Read More…
Cafe CSE launches with guests Celeste Beesley, Tony Brown, and moderator: Wade Jacoby, as they discuss the current events in the Ukraine on Wednesday, 1 October at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Beesley is assistant professor of political science and specializes in political economy with a particular interest in post-Soviet countries. Beesley has conducted research in both Russia and Ukraine. She focuses on how economic forces affect public opinion on domestic and foreign policies. Beesley received a BA in economics from Princeton University and an MA and PhD in international relations from the University of California at San Diego Read More…