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Prior Events

7:00pm: The Transatlantic Relationship in the Trump Era

We had come to believe that Europe had been transformed into an unprecedented zone of peace and prosperity--always backed up by the American security guarantee, a deeper Transatlantic relationship, and shared Western values. President Donald Trump has called into question almost every tenet of U.S.-European relations. Is it just rhetoric or will Trump push through fundamental policy changes? What will the consequences be for countries on both sides of the Atlantic? How unique is the current state of friction within the western alliance? These are the questions that will addressed by Dr. Eric Langenbacher.

March 2nd, 2017

4:00pm: Tea & Talk for Majors

Tea & Talk with WC alumni Kate Towson ’09 on her life in advocacy for Political Science and International Studies majors

February 28th, 2017

4:30pm: The Personal & the Political: A Faculty Tea & Talk with Professor Christine J. Wade

This is the second event in our Spring 2017 series on “The Personal & the Political.”

February 8th, 2017

5:30pm - 7:00pm: International Studies majors & prospectives reception

February 7th, 2017

7:00pm: Global Security Challenges to the US and the World

Moderator Dr. Muqtedar Khan and international scholars and experts of national security and international relations from five different countries will explore security challenges to the global order, as well as their own regions.Are there regional arrangements emerging to address these challenges? What can the United States do to face these new challenges? Does the world expect a significant change in US policy with change of administration in Washington? Finally, the panelists will make recommendations for the new Trump administration.

April 12th, 2016

6:30pm - 7:30pm: International Studies Poster Session - Senior Capstone Experience

All students, friends, and family are invited to learn about the senior capstone projects of senior International Studies majors.  Research highlights and one-on-one discussion of research methods and findings will take place over the course of the hour, with light refreshments served.

March 29th, 2016

5:00pm: Peace in Colombia: An End to the World’s Longest War?

After decades of violence, is the Colombian civil war nearing its end? Colombia’s decades long civil war has pitted the government, paramilitaries, narcos, and several revolutionary groups against one another, killing more than 220,000 and displacing millions. After numerous failed attempts at peace, the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are nearing the end of their peace negotiations in Havana. Join esteemed expert on Colombian politics, Harvey Kline, for an illuminating discussion on the negotiations and prospects for peace in Colombia.

4:30pm: “Whan that Aprille Day”: A Celebration of Multilingual Poetry, Chaucer, and National Poetry Month

Sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta and the Poetry Club, with support from the Global Education Office and the Rose O’Neill Literary House.

November 14th, 2015

3:30pm - 5:00pm: Careers in International Studies - 4th Annual Career Panel

Alumni Return to WAC to Share Their Experiences

You are invited to join WAC alumni and the seniors of the International Studies Seminar to discuss life after WAC

  • Learn about different career paths related to international affairs
  • Learn what skills employers are looking for from recent grads

October 27th, 2015

7:30pm: Between Ritual and Riot: The Black Nazarene Procession and the Geopolitics of Manila as Sacred Space

Mr. Jose Alain Austria, Assistant Professor of History, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde in Manila, Philippines will give a lecture on The Black Nazarene Procession. 

October 26th, 2015

5:30pm - 7:00pm: International Studies Majors and Prospectives Reception

Reception for International Studies majors, prospective majors, and IS-related faculty and staff.  Come enjoy delicious internationally-themed foods, meet with current majors and faculty, and share stories about International Studies.

February 18th, 2015

5:00pm: Goldstein Program in Public Affairs: The Growing Importance of Asia for the United States

In this day and age, it is not difficult to see the economic sway Asia holds over the rest of the world. Pick up almost anything you own, and the “Made In” label on it will boast the name of an Asian country. But how does Asia directly affect Maryland? A panel of experts will discuss why Asia matters.