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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.

February 28, 2016

Panel winners of the Graduate Student Research Forum include two IS graduate students !

Two International Studies grad students were winners at Friday’s 7th Annual Graduate Student Research Forum!

Panel winners, with a $250 prize each, were Lindsay Massara and Tariq Rahman from International Studies for their work on this panel:

Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures, Crossing Frontiers Panel – “South Asia: Cracking Open the Black Boxes of Law, Democracy, Infrastructure, and Governance,” Sarah Hamid, Media Studies; Patrick Jones, Media Studies; Lindsay Massara, Law and International Studies; and Tariq Rahman, International Studies.

Congratulations to all of our graduate students who participated in the Grad Forum – and a special congratulations to our panel winners, Lindsay and Tariq!

February 27, 2016

International Studies alumna to present at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, on March 5th

SATURDAY, March 5 from 10:35 to 11:50 a.m. in the Many Nations Longhouse

International Studies alumna Heather Wolford will be presenting at the PIELC Conference (Public Interest Environmental Law Conference) at the UO Law School this coming weekend. During her research for her International Studies thesis, Heather participated in election monitoring in Honduras, and she went on to do labor organizing after her graduation.

“Honduras’ Abolishment of Human Rights and What the United States Can Do About It”

In mid-2014, the Honduran Congress adopted the Establishment of Zones for  Employment and Economic Development Law, a new type of Special Economic Zoning that represents the classic conflict between the corporate model of exploitation of resources/labor and the protection of human rights and the environment. This panel will discuss the national context in which such a law was passed and the threats of violations of domestic and international human rights
protections, specifically ILO 169 about Tribal or Indigenous groups. Because of the implications for trade and investment, the use of an environmental collaborative mechanism under CAFTA-DR is proposed..

Panelists: Heather Wolford, Community and Labor Organizer; Mark Sullivan, Attorney at Law; Tyler Ingraham, Western New England University School of Law, JD Candidate, 2017; Laura Palmese, University of Oregon School of Law, LL.M Candidate


PIELC Brochure:


Heather’s INTL Thesis:

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