The International Studies Department hosts an annual lecture series titled “Challenges in World Politics” at the Trezevant Manor retirement community. Faculty join residents for dinner and then give a free, public lecture on themes related to world politics. IS majors have also participated by sharing their study-abroad experiences.
Spring 2019 Series
Professor Zahariadis, "Rise of Populism in Contemporary Europe."
Professor Chen, "The Sino-US Trade War."
Professor Ceccoli, "The Future of the 1987 INF Treaty."
Professor Risley, "Contemporary Crises at the US-Mexico Border."
Fall 2018 Series
Professor Steve Ceccoli, "U.S.-China Trade Politics."
Professor Esen Kirdis, "U.S.-Turkey Relations."
Alex Schramkowski ('20), "Preserving Heritage in South Africa."
Fall 2017 Series:
Professor Kai Chen, “The Chinese Dream.”
Professor Barron Boyd, “South Africa in Transition.”
Professor Steve Ceccoli, “Hong Kong: 20 Years after the British Handover.”
Professor Nikos Zahariadis, “How Relevant is the United Nations Today?”
Fall 2016 Series:
Professor Nikos Zahariadis, “Brexit: Is this the end of the European Union?"
Professor Kai Chen, “Taiwan between the US and China?”
Professor Amy Risley, “The Triumph of the Revolution: Cuban Nationalism and Nostalgia.”
IS majors Lucy Right (’17) and Roz KennyBirch (‘17), “Student Reflections on Studying Abroad.”