Fall 2010 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.

Spring 2010 Events

Sigma Iota Rho Installs First Members

Sigma Iota Rho InitiationOn April 6,2010, the Delta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho initiated their first group of seniors.

Professor Uçarer, who is currently serving as the group's academic advisor, formally installed the 19 graduating members, urging them to stay in touch, and continue to remain engaged.

2010-11 Executive Committee members are Cassie Castorino (President), Nicole Meyers (Vice President), Allie DeRosa (Secretary), and Kat Humphrey (Treasurer).

Lecture by Political Geographer John Agnew

John Agnew, UCLAOn Friday, April 9, John Agnew, Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles gave a talk entitled, "Globalization and Sovereignty," The talk, which was free and open to the public, was sponsored by the Department of International Relations and made possible through a generous gift provided by Chuck and Gail Dombeck. || Read more

Fall 2009 Events

IR Celebrates 25 Years!

The Department of International Relations celebrated its 25th anniversary during Homecoming 2009 with several events. || Read more