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An online publication featuring events, student profiles and stories about The College of International Studies.

Know any incoming freshmen who would love to study abroad?

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Help us spread the word about The University of Oklahoma’s newest program: the Global Engagement Fellowship!

The program is open to any incoming freshmen who are committed to studying abroad, getting involved with international programs on campus, and sharing their experiences with others.

Students receive cash scholarships to help pay for their travels, and they will graduate with a Global Engagement certificate.

Open to all incoming students, regardless of major!

For more information, contact Jaci Gandenberger at jgandenberger17@ou.edu or (405) 325-4969 or visit the website at http://www.ou.edu/go2/globalfellowship.

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Posted on Monday, April 7th 2014

Ambassador Rooney Honored by OU

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Rick Dooley, Ambassador Rooney and Dean Suzette Grillot

The College of International Studies recently hosted a reception in honor of Ambassador Francis Rooney and the publication of his book The Global Vatican in which he reflects on his service as US Ambassador to the Holy See. The event was held in the newly redecorated Jan Marie and Richard J. Crawford University Club in the Oklahoma Memorial Union. Thank you to everyone who came out for this excellent event - especially President Boren and members of the CIS Board of Visitors. 

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Posted on Monday, April 7th 2014

Iranian Studies Program Organizes Conference

The OU Iranian Studies Program organized a two-day conference on March 7 and 8, focusing on the cultural evolution of societies historically shaped by the Persian language. Primarily analyzing the 19th and 20th century histories of Iran and India, the conference—titled “After the Persianate: Cultural Heritage and National Transformation in Modern Iran and India”—also included discussions of Afghanistan, Tajikistan and other parts of Central Asia, as well as Persian cultural connections with China.

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Posted on Monday, April 7th 2014

Being Globally Engaged

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My name is Dessie Apostolova, and in 2001 I had the privilege of being the first graduate of the OU Master’s Program in International Studies (currently IAS). My sincere hope is that this Sooner experience has had as profound of an impact on the lives of all successive graduates as it has on mine!

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Posted on Monday, April 7th 2014

International Awareness Week

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Iqbal Theba addresses OU students during International Awareness Week.

CIS International Awareness Week (March 30-April 1) featured several exciting events put on with the goal of raising awareness about international programs, academic initiatives, and study abroad opportunities around the world.

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Posted on Monday, April 7th 2014

5 Questions for Bart Conner

Welcome the first installment of a new SNAPSHOT feature we’re calling 5 Questions for…  Today we have five questions for Gold Medal Olympian and CIS Board of Visitors Member Bart Conner.

Our next 5 Questions will be for KOCO 5 News anchor and CIS Board of Visitors Member Erielle Reshef.  Let us know what you think we should ask and watch for the next SNAPSHOT to see if we used your suggestions!  Click on the “Submit” button on the bottom of the page to submit your questions.

Posted on Monday, April 7th 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Jim Grillot Photographer International Photo Award Competition.

1st Place: Theresa Ashley, Guard of Machu Picchu
2nd Place: Nick Aguilera, Copacabana
3rd Place: Nicolas Poynter, ARTE

Thanks to everyone for voting! 

Posted on Monday, April 7th 2014

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March 28, 2014.  Rebecca Cruise explains why Russia’s ouster from the Group of Eight industrialized nations is mostly symbolic with little consequence, and Joshua Landis discusses the implications of the murder convictions of more than 500 supporters of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

Later, a conversation with political scientist Fevzi Bilgin about allegations against Turkey’s prime minister, and political instability ahead of Sunday’s local elections.

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Posted on Monday, April 7th 2014