April 12, 2013: Hilbourne Watson Retirement Panel

3:00-5:00 pm, Traditional Reading Room, Bertrand Library "Hilbourne Watson and his Lifelong Critical Engagement with the Political"

Featured Panelists: Alex Dupuy, Professor of Sociology, Wesleyan University; Linden Lewis, Professor of Sociology, Bucknell University; Thomas O'Toole '00, Executive Director, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs; and Stefan Ivanovski '12. || View the event poster.

September 20, 2012: IR Majors Reception

4:00-5:30 pm, Refectory (ELC 252) You are cordially invited to join the faculty of the International Relations Department at the Annual Reception for International Relations Majors. Please RSVP to Kim DiRocco (dirocco@bucknell.edu) by September 17th. This event is co-sponsored by Sigma Iota Rho.

April 26, 2012: Sheila Watt-Cloutier

8:00 pm, Elaine Langone Center Forum Sheila Watt-Cloutier from Nunavut, Canada and a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Distinguished Advocate for Global Climate Change and Sustainability, will deliver the spring 2012 Dombeck Lecture. Topic: Everything is Connected--Environment, Economy, Foreign Policy, Sustainability, Human Rights and Leadership in the 21st Century.

April 21, 2011: Professor Alex Dupuy, Wesleyan University

7:30 pm, Elaine Langone Center Forum Professor Dupuy will be giving a public lecture on Haiti as part of Bucknell's "Haiti Semester" project.

April 19, 2011: IREL Student Speaker Series, Adam Straubel '11

12-1 pm, Traditional Reading Room (BERT 213) Adam Straubel, a senior International Relations major, will present his research, entitled: "Morocco and Tunisia: Divergent Paths for First Generation Human Rights." Please join us for this very pertinent discussion.

April 15, 2011:Globalization Panel

3-4:30 pm, Traditional Reading Room (BERT 213) The IR Department is hosting a panel discussion on globalization in the 21st century to honor Professor Steve Stamos, who will be retiring at the end of the spring 2011 semeter. The panel will consist of Patrice Franko '80 (Colby College) and Tom Riddell (Smith College) and will be moderated by Professor Hilbourne Watson.

April 13, 2011: IREL Student Speaker Series, Lima Ahmad

5-6 pm, Traditional Reading Room (BERT 213) Lima Ahmad (Class of 2013) will present on her experience at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative meeting. Her talk is entitled "Clinton Global Initiative: Share Your Commitment with the World."

March 9, 2011: IREL Student Speaker Series, Jennie Welch '11

12-1 pm, Willard Smith Library (VAUG 125) Jennie Welch, a senior International Relations major, will present research that she conducted in China through a National Science Foundation Grant. Her research examines the impact of the Great Western Development Strategy, a regional development policy employed in China's western provinces.

February 25, 2011: IREL Student Speaker Series, Stephanie Frank '11

12 - 1pm, Traditional Reading Room (BERT 213) Stephanie Frank, a current International Relations student, will present her research, entitled: "A Glance into Morocco's Present and Potential Future: the Migration of Unaccompanied Minors to Spain." A light lunch will be provided.


Fall Semester Events

November 5, 2010: Ali Zimmerer’08

10:30-11:30, Coleman 117. Ali Zimmerer '08 works for the Department of Homeland Security and will be on campus to meet with IR students to share her insights about getting federal jobs and her tips about constructing effective resumes. She is also knowledgeable about the Peace Corps and can answer questions about the application process.

November 5, 2010: Claire Munley '11

12:00 -1:00, Traditional Reading Room. Claire interned at Women for Progress in Ghana, an organization that helps Ghanaian women start up small businesses and helps them find markets for their goods.

November 3, 2010: Lecture on the Current Taiwan-U.S.-China Dynamic

7:00 pm, Elaine Langone Center Forum. Tony Ong, Director of the press division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York, the de facto consulate general of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

October 28, 2010: Jorge Castañeda Speaks on US-Mexico Relations

7:30 pm, Elaine Langone Center Forum. Jorge Castañeda, the former minister of external affairs for Mexico, will give the talk, "U.S.-Mexico Relations: A New Start?". The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the departments of International Relations and Latin American Studies, the University Lectureship Committee, and the Office of the President at Bucknell. Among his many books are Utopia Unarmed: The Latin American Left after the Cold War (1993); The Mexican Shock (1995); Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara (1997); Perpetuating Power: How Mexican Presidents Were Chosen (2000); Somos Muchos: Ideas para el mañana (2004); La diferencia: Radiografía de un sexenio (with Rubén Aguilar, 2007);Y Mexico Por Que No? (2008); and Ex-Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants (2008). He is a regular columnist for the Mexican daily Reforma and Newsweek International.

October 27, 2010: Jennie Welch ’11 speaks on China’s One Child Policy

12:00-1:00, Traditional Reading Room. Jennie will be speaking about a research project she did on the one child policy and its effects on women in China.

October 5, 2010: Lunch-and-Learn: Chasing Internships

11:30-1:00, Walls Lounge. Are you interested in finding an appropriate internship but don’t know where to begin? Would you like to learn about internship-related resources on campus? Do you want to meet students who have completed internships? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, please join us for a lunch-and-learn event, featuring a career panel focusing on internships. The panelists are: Nicole Finneman, Analyst, Korea Economic Institute in Washington, DC; Alison Ordonez, Program Director, Internships, Career Development and Alumni Relations; Marilyn Shull, Bucknell Public Interest Program and Capitol Hill Program Director, Career Development and Alumni Relations; Meredith Schuessler ’11; Kat Humphrey ’11; Eric Willner ’11.

September 29, 2010: First Annual Dinner for Majors

5:30 pm, Walls Lounge. The Department of International Relations is launching a new tradition! Come join your peers and professors for an evening of good food and great conversation.

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