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Eight International Studies Students Participated in the Global SUNY Model EU Conference Virtually in April 2021
June 8, 2021

International Studies Coordinator Interviewed on European Radio about the 2020 US Elections
November 12, 2020

International Studies Coordinator Gave a Presentation About India-China Rivalry to an Indian University 
September 14, 2020

International Studies Students Participate in 33rd SUNY Model European Union Conference in Brussels, Belgium
January 12, 2020

International Studies Students Practice Solving International Strategic Crisis Exercise 'Jammu and Kashmir" at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
November 5, 2019

International Studies Student Presents Research at SUNY COIL 2018 Conference
April 15, 2018

International Studies Students Represent SUNY Cortland at Model European Union Conference in Brussels
April 2, 2018

Four International Studies students (Brandon Canady, Alexandra Cicero, Katera McKay, and Jacob Gosier) represented SUNY Cortland at the 2nd Annual Forum on Contemporary Issues in International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
November 5, 2017

International Studies Students Participate in SUNYMEU Conference in New York City
April 15, 2017

International Studies Program Coordinator Interviewed by Radio Romania about the European Union, Security Threats, and the Immigration/Refugees Crisis

March 24, 2016

International Studies Program received European Union Grant - New Introduction to the European Union Course in Spring 2016

October 30, 2015

International Studies Chair and Clark Center for International Education Director Quoted on CNBC talking about "Global Walls: The Migration and Refugee Crisis"- this year's theme of the Clark Center for International Education-check the article here

October 9, 2015

Catherine Bertini Discusses International Career Opportunities

Catherine Bertini                         Audience at Catherine Bertini's talk

On February 13, 2014 the Clark Center for International Education hosted an event in which the former Director of the World Food Programme, Catherine Bertini, discussed international careers to an audience of over sixty individuals. By 1992 she became the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, and from 2003-2005 she began to work for the UN under the Secretary General for Management. She began by providing the attendees with an overview of her experience working internationally, such as the time in which she and her colleagues were dropping food out of airplanes for the hungry in Sudan during a time of violence. After sharing her experiences about working internationally, Bertini then explained the various career opportunities offered by the United Nations, noting the requirements one needs to fulfill to be considered for these jobs. Bertini’s lecture not only proved the audience that they, too, can change the world, but also informed attendees how to go about doing so.


Putin's Games. Sports, Society, Politics, and Economy

Putin's Games. Panel Discussion

On February 10, 2014 the Clark Center for International Education, the Department of Kinesiology, and the Department of Sports Management collaborated in hosting “Putin’s Games. Sports, Society, Politics, and Economy.” Over fifty guests joined together in Corey Union’s Fireplace Lounge to watch panelists Yomee Lee, Ted Fay, Susan Rayl, and Jing Huang to discuss what goes on behind the scenes of the Olympic Games. Specific topics that were discussed include the development of the Winter Olympics over the years, the enormous cost of this year’s Sochi Olympics, China’s improvement in the Games, and the debt that is left in the hands of local taxpayers after the event concludes. Overall, this successful event was an eye-opening experience for its attendees, allowing them to see beyond what is televised and look at the Olympic Games through a more critical lens. 

International Studies Majors: New Inductees into Phi Beta Delta

On November 7, 2013, the SUNY Cortland Zeta Xi Chapter inducted 53 students and 5 faculty members (one honorary faculty member) into the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society. The Society recognizes scholarly achievement in international education. Students from approximately 30 different majors on campus and faculty from 5 units on campus were inducted in the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society. Seven International Studies students were inducted into Phi Beta Delta on this occasion: Sarah Brown, Lyndsey Dolan-King, Brittany Girardi, Casey Knutson, Rachel Miller, Genevieve Montreuil, and Peter Rakowsky. Alexandru Balas, the new coordinator of the International Studies Program, was also inducted as an honorary member. Congratulations to all the inductees and to the International Studies students that became members of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society. Please find below some photos with a few of the International Studies students and faculty inducted into the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society.

Lyndsney Dolan-King, Peter Rakowsky, Rachel Miller and Casey Knutson together with Alexandru Balas, Coordinator of the International Studies Program
Lyndsey Dolan-King, Peter Rakowsky, Rachel Miller, and Casey Knutson together with Alexandru Balas, Coordinator of the International Studies Program

Lyndsney Dolan-King, Peter Rakowsky, Rachel Miller and Casey Knutson together with Sharon Steadman, Vice-President of the SUNY Cortland Zeta Xi Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society
Lyndsey Dolan-King, Peter Rakowsky, Rachel Miller, and Casey Knutson together with Sharon Steadman, Vice-President of the SUNY Cortland Zeta Xi Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society and Professor of Anthropology

 

Panel on Careers for International Studies Majors

On November 6, 2013, the International Studies Program and the Clark Center for International Education organized a Panel on Careers for International Studies Majors. The panelists were: Peter Castro, Associate Professor, Maxwell School, Syracuse University; Michael Goldman, MS student, Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Studies, SUNY Cortland; David Hempson, Senior Vice-President, Business Development, Marietta Corp; Tracy Marvin, Instructor, English as a Second Language, Cornell University & TC3 and Mary Schlarb, Director, International Programs Office.

Approximately 40 students and faculty members attended the event. The panelists shared personal stories and useful advice for the International Studies majors about how to get a job with an international component. Mary Schlarb spoke about jobs in international education and her journey to one of these jobs as the Director of the International Programs Office at SUNY Cortland. Peter Castro spoke about the need to trust your abilities, the need for inter-disciplinarity, and the benefits of exploring the world. Tracy Marvin gave students advice about how to get an ESL job abroad, if you want to explore your career options further. David Hempson provided advice about how to prepare for interviews and the variety of options of jobs in international business. Last but not least Michael Goldman spoke about his experience as a Peace Corps volunteer working with the Ministry of Agriculture in Senegal.

Peter Rakowsky, IST student talking to David Hempson and Peter Castro, two of the panelists           Michael Goldman, David Hempson, Tracy Marvin, Alexandru Balas, Peter Castro, and Mary Schlarb
(David Hempson and Peter Castro talking            (The panelists, from left to right: Michael Goldman, David
with Peter Rakowsky, IST student)                        Hempson, Tracy Marvin, Alexandru Balas - IST coordinator
                                                                        and moderator of the panel, Peter Castro, and Mary
                                                                        Schlarb)  

Tracy Marvin talking about ESL opportunities     Michael Goldman talking about PeaceCorps opportunities
(Tracy Marvin talking about ESL opportunities)         (Michael Goldman talking about PeaceCorps opportunities)

International Studies Majors Honored on President’s List

On October 25, 2013, the students that received grades of A- or higher during the spring 2013 semester were honored and included on the President’s List. The International Studies Program had 4 students that achieved this honor: Louisa Frick, Casey Knutson, Peter Rakowsky, and Katelyn Schroeder. The International Studies Program is proud of their achievements and congratulates them. Please find below photos from the President’s List Reception of our IST majors together with the IST Coordinator, Alexandru Balas, and with some of their family members.

Louisa Frick, Casey Knutson, Alexandru Balas (International Studies Coordinator), and Katelyn Schroeder at the President's List Reception             Louisa Frick, Casey Knutson and Katelyn Schroeder together with family members at the President's List Reception