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August 23, 2016

IS Instructor Will Johnson’s article about study abroad programs

An article written by International Studies instructor Will Johnson, along with Prof. Peter Laufer (SOJC), has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Read the article below!

A Front-Row Look at State-Sanctioned Terrorism – The Chronicle of Higher Education


August 5, 2016

IS Professor Anita Weiss interview in World Politics Review

World Politics Review

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

International Studies Professor Anita Weiss was interviewed for a WPR article as part of an ongoing series on the status of women’s rights and gender equality in various countries around the globe.


July 13, 2016

IS alums connect in India!

Delhi INTL Alums

Grad alum Aditi Sinha (left) with undergrad alum Andrea Welsh (right) connected India, where both happened to be in Delhi over the summer. The ladies shared a wonderful meal with food from the state of Rajasthan and had so much fun chatting on all things development, women’s empowerment, Eugene and Delhi.

July 12, 2016

Prof. Kristin Yarris’ article featured in Sustainable Development Goals collection

Yarris Article Published

May 12, 2016

Earth Week 2016: Oxfam Banquet

INTL Professor Galen Martin was a featured speaker at the Oxfam Banquet, held in conjunction with UO’s Earth Week programming.  Check out the article below!

April 22, 2016

Public Lecture with Vijay Prashad

Recording of Vijay Prashad’s talk:

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April 13, 2016

Assistant Professor Kristin Yarris has a recently-published article co-authored with UO Anthropology and Clark Honors College alumna, Nicolette Dent, in the journal, Global Public Health

Assistant Professor Kristin Yarris has a recently-published article co-authored with UO Anthropology and Clark Honors College alumna, Nicolette Dent, in the journal, Global Public Health


GPH cover shot



March 31, 2016

UO Public Impact Fellowship Winner – Joze Moreno Pelayo

Congratulations to International Studies master’s student, Joze Moreno Pelayo, who has won the University of Oregon Public Impact Fellowship, a $6000 award with the opportunity for Joze to promote his research in both the University and broader communities. This award supports excellent research and aims to heighten public awareness about the value of graduate research, particularly research that speaks to critical issues facing society.Joze Moreno Pelayo UO Impact Fellowship

Joze is originally from Venezuela. He plans to study the most pressing challenges that Syrian refugees are facing in the contextual complexity of Lebanon ( which defies many standards of crisis response), and what modus operandi are being applied to adapt to this new social order. Joze tell us, “I will give prominence not only to the refugees, but also to the Lebanese citizens who are already overwhelmed by this protracted social crisis. I will try to make suggestions and contribute to possible cohesive solutions that benefit all the parties involved. I expect my research to serve the interests of policymakers, and also my project aims to encourage cultural engagement from the UO’s  student body to this matter in order to raise awareness of the issue and promote the creation of disruptive initiatives that might improve the lives of Syrian refugees.” Congratulations again to Joze Moreno Pelayo!

March 30, 2016

Professor Stephen Wooten’s research and teaching on food and culture is featured in Eat This Podcast and on Vimeo

This week, a society where to eat alone is unthinkable, where women and men share the responsibility of feeding the community, and where each cook takes a turn to prepare food for all. Mali in West Africa, where Stephen Wooten has been working with the Bamana people since the early 1990s.


Learning about People and Culture through Food





March 7, 2016

The Arab Uprisings: Five Years Later; Lecture with Prof. Joel Beinin of Stanford, and Prof. Angela Joya of UO

The Arab Uprisings: Five Years Later

Presented by
Professor Joel Beinin, Stanford University
Professor Angela Joya, University of Oregon


Event Date: Monday, April 18th

Event Location: Lillis Hall, room 282

Event Time: 4 p.m.



Joel Beinin is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1982, His M.A. from Harvard in 1974, and his B.A. from Princeton in 1970.  From 2006 to 2008 he served as Director of Middle East Studies and Professor of History at the American University in Cairo.  In 2002 he served as president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America.
Beinin’s research and writing focus on the social and cultural history and political economy of modern Egypt, Palestine, and Israel and on US policy in the Middle East.  He has written or edited ten books, most recently Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa, 2nd edition (Stanford University Press, 2013), co-edited with Frédéric Vairel and The Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt (Solidarity Center, 2010).

His latest book entitled Workers and Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt was published by Stanford University Press in 2015. Here is a link to his book: 


Angela Joya’s research focuses on the impact of economic globalization on the Middle East and North Africa with a particular focus on Egypt and Syria. She conducted fieldwork in Egypt between 2005-2008 where she researched the impact of economic liberalization and privatization on workers and peasants and the role of the state in these processes. She is currently preparing a manuscript tentatively titled The Political Economy of Egypt under Mubarak: Accumulation by Dispossession, Land Relations and Class Reconfigurations. Dr. Joya’s other research interests include the Syrian conflict, the current migrant crisis, Islamist opposition parties and their struggle for power. She has conducted fieldwork in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Turkey.


Event Sponsors: the UO Department of International Studies, Rutherford Middle East Initiative, and UO Global Studies Institute.

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