INTL Profs. Angela Joya and Anita Weiss to participate as panelists for “Global Perspectives on the November 13 Terrorist Attacks on Paris: A Panel Discussion”
“Global Perspectives on the November 13 Terrorist Attacks on
Paris: A Panel Discussion” will provide an academic forum for
sharing of information and informed reflection in response to the
recent terror events. It will take place in the EMU Ballroom from noon – 2 p.m. on
Panelists include Cory Browning, Angela Joya, Matthias
Matthijs, Fabienne Moore, Sebastián Urioste, and Anita Weiss. For more
information, please contact Nathalie Hester (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is organizing the
On April 30th, The Oregon Daily Emerald announced the UO students selected as 25 Ducks winners. Among the 25 students selected, three are current International Studies undergraduate majors! Read more about Sophia Hoover, Emma Carscallen, and Amber Erkan below.
From the Daily Emerald Website 4.30.15
What is 25 Ducks?
Out of 24,181 students at the University of Oregon, 25 outstanding Ducks have been selected. Each finalist, and ultimate winner, is nominated and chosen based on their involvement in campus and the surrounding community, the diversity of that involvement and overcoming testing situations.
These nominations are public and open to everyone affiliated with the university.The nominations were then reviewed by a panel from the Emerald Media Group, and were selected by that panel. The interviews with each of the winners were completed by Emerald newsroom employees, and the publication is designed by DesignShop and Venture — business entities of the Emerald Media Group.
Of the finalists there are 14 seniors, three juniors, four sophomores, one first year, one second year, and two third years. Their majors are spread across the board — from business and political science to biological anthropology and Eurasian studies.
Each of the 25 winners are unique. From passion for climate change reform to women’s rights, these Ducks all have something in common: They’re looking to change the world, and using their personal experiences and hardships to do so.
Inside these pages are 25 stories of people, students just like you, who are being recognized for the difference they have making in the community or the challenges they’ve overcome in their lives.
Two prominent indigenous leaders and International Studies Professor Derrick Hindery will give talks Tuesday 4/28/15 at the Many Nations Longhouse. Details can be found at the following link
Bienvenido Zacu Mborobainchi is a Guarayo indigenous leader who led a seminal march that paved the way for the 2009 Constitution. He subsequently served as General Director in the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, the General Director for Native Indigenous Territories at the Ministry for Lands, and as a congressman and president of the Indigenous and Peasants Nations’ and People’s Commission of the lower chamber. Carlos Cuasace Surubi is a Chiquitano indigenous leader and Mayor of Concepcion, Bolivia who served as a senator in Bolivia as part of President Evo Morales’s Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) Party. He has played a central role in defending indigenous rights against encroachment from agroindustry and multinational oil and mining corporations. Waldo Mina Quiroga advises Mr. Cuasace and has supported the Chiquitano indigenous people for over 10 years. He has worked on municipal public management and developed public policies for 20 years. Zacu, Cuasace and Mina are excited to share their experiences while at UO and grateful to have met with US tribal representatives who participated in the Coalition Against Environmental Racism conference.
The following are the talk titles:
Carlos Cuasace Surubi and Waldo Mina Quiroga: Advancing Indigenous Rights, Culturally Appropriate “Development” and Environmental Justice in Bolivia
Bienvenido Zacu Mborobainchi: Indigenous Autonomy, Bolivia’s New Constitution and the Mother Earth Law
Derrick Hindery: From Enron to Evo: Pipeline Politics, Global Environmentalism, and Indigenous Rights in Bolivia
The UO Alumni Association, highlighting Global Ducks, has written an article featuring International Studies current graduate student, Najla Sabri. Read the story here!
INTL alumnus Gian Luca Gamberini (Class of ’14) has been published in Columbia University’s Journal of Politics and Society. Click the links to read more!
Gian Luca Gamberini – University of Oregon (2014)
Published: Fall 2014 (p. 138-153)
Categories: Economics, Sociology
Abstract: Rural sub-Saharan Africa suffers from a lack of transportation infrastructure, hindering rural access for populations in remote areas to social and economic opportunities available in urban areas. Scholars have studied this issue for decades, focusing on the monetary and social imbalances caused by this isolation. I will analyze a motorbike taxi service called Boda Boda, a means of transportation widely used in East Africa and the factors affecting its use. Binary probability regressions reveal counterintuitive behavior, such as a high sensitivity to distances only for accessing non-productive activities such as health infrastructure. Poisson regressions show that the likelihood of undertaking multiple trips in Boda Boda is high only in the presence of an agricultural surplus. A qualitative analysis based on four surveys shows that Boda Boda is largely used to foster social relations and confirms that it is rarely used as a method to access health or education facilities. I postulate that Boda Boda has a positive impact on the freedom and development of remote populations. The research for this paper took place in two villages in southern Uganda from December 2013 to January 2014.
“How can ISIS happen? Middle East expert looks through the lens of political economy”
Read it here!
Current INTL majors, Pre-INTL Majors, and prospective majors can stop by our undergraduate advising office in 304 PLC for drop in assistance and advising issues.
Drop in hours for Spring Term 2015
(schedule effective as of Monday, April 6, 2015)
Monday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday 8 am – noon, 2 – 7 pm
Thursday 10 am – 5 pm
Friday 9 am – 4:30 pm
World Bank President Jim Kim refers to IS Graduate Student Najla Sabri’s passion to empower Afghan women
Watch the short (01:30) video below, as World Bank President Jim Kim briefly describes the progress in Afghanistan over the past 10 years, and how people (including IS graduate student, Najla Sabri) are grateful for the opportunities which allows for a positive future for the girls and women of this country.