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Professor McClennen goes viral in Vox video on satire, the media, and Trump

By | 2017-12-20T15:02:45+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Member News|

Penn State School of International Affairs professor Sophia McClennen went viral earlier this month, racking up millions of views in what is now Vox’s most successful video ever.

SIA’s new study abroad program opens up world of possibility for students

By | 2017-12-20T15:13:03+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Member News|

As the first students to participate in the Penn State School of International Affairs’ new education abroad programs, Amani Alkhiami, Karen Coker, Patrick Kenani, and Tiffany Louk all visited different countries and had different experiences—but they all agree on one thing: studying abroad was the right choice for their education and their future careers.

SIA welcomed as member of Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

By | 2017-02-08T16:25:44+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Member News|

NIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State School of International Affairs is the latest member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), joining an international network of schools recognized for their commitment to educational excellence in the field of international affairs.

At SIA, first secretary of Cuban Embassy shares optimism for future of Cuba-U.S. relations

By | 2017-12-20T15:13:28+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Member News|

“We have the same colors in our flag and we have been neighbors for all these years; you cannot change that,” First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy Miguel Fraga said. “We have shared much history together.”

Professor helps World Bank create greater shared prosperity in South Africa

By | 2017-08-21T13:54:50+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Member News|

Penn State School of International Affairs professor Johannes Fedderke recently completed an evaluation of the World Bank’s work in South Africa to help the international financial institution better address economic disparity in the African nation.

New dean named for the Penn State School of International Affairs

By | 2017-01-18T18:25:02+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Member News|

Hari M. Osofsky, a leading scholar of and contributor to public policy work on energy transition and climate change has been named the new dean of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs (SIA) at University Park beginning July 1, pending approval of the Board of Trustees.

Professor Leverett: America must contend with a ‘rising China’

By | 2017-01-18T18:23:15+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Member News|

China’s “new Silk Road”—an ambitious initiative to increase China’s presence on the world stage through greater economic ties to Europe, the Persian Gulf, and Africa—will exert a profound influence on international affairs and American foreign policy in the coming years, argues Penn State School of International Affairs professor Flynt Leverett in a new publication.

Penn State Professor McClennen on ‘how the media—yet again—botched the election’

By | 2016-07-27T14:10:53+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Member News|

The challenges to keeping politics focused on facts rather than superficialities has a long history, but it would be fair to say that our current election has favored gossip over substance in wholly new ways.

Penn State SIA director’s research among most cited in four leading journals

By | 2017-10-18T13:17:16+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Member News|

Articles by Scott Sigmund Gartner, director of the Penn State School of International Affairs, are presently listed among the most-cited papers in four of the top international affairs journals.

Professor Leverett: What’s really at stake in South China Sea ruling against China

By | 2017-12-20T14:09:46+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Member News|

This week’s ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration endorsing the Philippines’ claim that China’s interpretations of South China Sea maritime boundaries violate the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is being hailed in Washington as a salutary exercise in rules-based international governance—and as validation for resolute U.S. policy. But conversations with Chinese academics, analysts, and officials suggest that the outcome may trigger backlash.