Monday, April 15, 2013 Sunday, April 14, 2013
We’re in deep doo-doo.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on the crisis in North Korea. 

(from CNN)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Syria Has a Massive Rape Crisis
Topics to be discussed will be announced via the IRSA mailing list. If you’d like to sign up, let us know through and see you there!

Topics to be discussed will be announced via the IRSA mailing list. If you’d like to sign up, let us know through and see you there!

Hello, readers!

We are working on the following events for the months of April and May:

  • Weekly Discussion Forum on events around the world
  • Careers and Internships in IR Panel
  • The Changing Face of War Panel
  • Debate Night
  • Graduation Banquet

Once we have everything finalized we will give a more formal announcement of the time, place, and details.

Meanwhile, stop by the IR Lounge every Tuesday and Wednesday to purchase a ticket to the IR Graduation Banquet.

Friday, April 12, 2013

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its first Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a unique experiment in U.S.-Asia collaboration. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council’s 2014 Centennial. Winners will receive a trip to New York City.

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Secretary Kerry Attends G-8 Foreign Ministers Meeting in London


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry poses for a photo with G8 counterparts for the G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting in London, United Kingdom, on April 11, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

On April 10-11, 2013, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to London for the G-8 Foreign Ministers Meeting. The group addressed a number of international issues and made a number of commitments, including endorsing the Declaration on the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict. The group called for urgent action to address the culture of impunity and to hold perpetrators to account for acts of sexual violence committed in armed conflict.

Impunity for sexual violence undermines the resolution of conflict and the building of peaceful societies. To address this issue, the United States is committing $10 million to support new… more »

Our graduate friends in the IRC (the IR graduate student organization, International Relations Council) are holding an event with the Praxis Project on International Law, Refugees and US Domestic Policy. 

As part of the IR 892 internship seminar, The Praxis Project, in collaboration with the IRC, is sponsoring a public lecture on the topic of “International Law, Refugees and U.S. Domestic Policy” on Thursday, April 25 from 12:00-1:30 pm in HSS 362 featuring Meg Karki, refugee from Bhutan, Professor Sophie Clavier, and Rachel Taber, Internship Coordinator, International Rescue Committee, Oakland.

The event is the first of what is intended to be a continuing series of public lectures each semester. By bringing together IR and SFSU faculty scholars in conversation with IR internship site practitioners and their clients where our IR students intern, along with other policy makers to exchange experiences, share information and ideas, and explore solutions to global issues, our IR graduate students have an opportunity to put their internship in its broader historical context and share what they have learned with the campus community.