Student Spotlight: Alex Oliver

I think there are many, many ambitious and able people out in the world who want to pursue graduate education. The unfortunate truth is that there’s only a small portion of us who have the wherewithal to attend a resident program, especially one as prestigious as AU. When this program was launched, it presented an opportunity to develop intellectually at a top tier school, without taking time out of my career.

Weekly News Roundup: Week of 4/28

Stay in the loop about global issues with our list of this week’s major happenings in international relations...

World Press Freedom Day: How to Get Involved

May 3, 2014, marks the 21st anniversary of World Press Freedom Day! In December 1993, the United Nations declared that May 3 would be dedicated to media development...

Life After Volunteering: Next Steps for RPCVs

On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the United States Peace Corps. It is difficult to find a federal organization as committed to fostering the ideals of world peace, international development, and humanity as the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps presents individuals with the opportunity to serve both their country and the developing world...

Weekly News Roundup: Week of 4/21

Stay in the loop about global issues with our list of this week’s major happenings in international relations...

Russia’s Annexation of Crimea

On Monday, March 17, the citizens of Crimea, a largely ethnic Russian region of Ukraine, voted for annexation by the Russian Federation. Five days later, the Russian parliament formally annexed the territory, officially making Crimea a part of Russia. While many Crimeans celebrated the annexation, others in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev were outraged...