Past Events

The perfect way to get involved in IRUSA if you haven't done so yet! Guest appearance by Dr. McGann to talk about internships for next semester, classes, etc. Come prepared to ask questions of older IR peeps about finals! Munchies from Artisserie Chocolate cafe, fruits, and coffee from Dunkin Donuts will be served.

Event Date: 
2011-12-14
Event Time: 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 
ARCH Building, Fireside Room
Speaker: 
Dr. Rudra Sil

Please join us for pizza, drinks and lively conversation. Dr. Rudra Sil is Associate Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business. He is currently working on a new book - tentatively titled Pathways of the Postcommunist Proletariat - that compares patterns of labor incorporation and prospects for labor mobilization across Russia, Central Europe and East Asia. He just returned from Moscow, where he interviewed trade union leaders about current issues in Russian industrial relations.

Event Date: 
2011-12-08
Event Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: 
Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall
Speaker: 
David Satter

Faculty and Students are invited to a booktalk by David Satter on "It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past" (Yale University Press), hosted by the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Satter has covered Russia for some three decades  -- for the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and several think tanks (among them, FPRI). He will also discuss his monograph-in-progress on "Russia's Looming Crisis." Admission is free but reservations are required.

Event Date: 
2011-12-01
Event Time: 
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 
FPRI, 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
Speaker: 
Mark Herman

The Seminar Series in Strategic Studies will meet for a lunchtime discussion with Mark Herman, Executive Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, on the contemporary uses of war gaming for purposes of both military and corporate decision making. Mr Herman plays a lead role in the firm's modeling, simulation, wargaming and analysis work. He has more than 30 years of experience designing and developing wargames on a variety of strategic and boardroom topics for the U.S. Department of Defense and Fortune 500 companies.

Event Date: 
2011-12-01
Event Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: 
Golkin Room of Houston Hall (2nd floor)
Speaker: 
Dr. Mark Zandi
Mark Zandi is chief economist of Moody's Analytics, where he directs research and consulting. Moody's Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of economic research, data and analytical tools. Dr. Zandi will address the causes of the recent recession, the current state of the US and global economy, and his economic prognosis for the year ahead. In addition to being regularly cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fortune and other leading publications, Zandi has also appeared on ABC News, "Wall Street Week," CNN, and CNBC. Dr.
Event Date: 
2011-12-01
Event Time: 
5:30 pm
Location: 
Huntsman Hall 270
Speaker: 
Dr. Ian Lustick
In SIR's final Professor Chat of the semester, Dr. Ian Lustick will speak about "What gives people rights to a land?". Related to his book "Unsettled States, Disputed Lands," this talk should provide interesting insight into a number of geopolitical tensions, both past and present. Refreshments will be served! Also note that this fills a participation requirement for SIR!! Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/246072765455406/
Event Date: 
2011-12-01
Event Time: 
5:00 pm
Location: 
Stiteler Hall Forum
Speaker: 
Dr. Sami Geadah

Join us for the Penn Society of International Development's inaugural conference on 21st century challenges to development. Keynote speech by Dr. Sami Geadah, Alt.

Event Date: 
2011-11-19
Event Time: 
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: 
Hunstman Hall

PANELISTS INCLUDE: Emily M. Cohen, Esq., Partner Cohen, Fluhr and Gonzalez (81 SAS); Travis Nelson, Esq. Travis Nelson, Esq., Associate, Reed Smith, LLP; Kate K. Long, IR 2009, University of Pennsylvania Law School (2013); Eric Lorber, University of Pennsylvania Law School (2013), PhD Candidate, Political Science, Duke University. Seating is limited. For more information contact: Jmcgann@sas.upenn.edu

Event Date: 
2011-11-18
Event Time: 
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: 
401 Fisher-Bennett
Speaker: 
Drs. Isa Camyar, Joshua Walker, Tahsin Aslan, Aydgodan Vatandas
As Middle Eastern countries search for a model of democratization in the wake of the Arab Spring, and Turkey’s regional and global profile heightens, democratization in Turkey has become all the more relevant. Despite significant achievements over decades, Turkey’s democratization is not a completed project. This panel brings experts who have done extensive research on various aspects of Turkey’s democratization to discuss the state of Turkey’s democratic experience in the light of recent regional and domestic developments.
Event Date: 
2011-11-18
Event Time: 
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 
402 Claudia Cohen Hall
Speaker: 
Nicholas A. Lambert

Part of a seminar series in Strategic Studies, featuring the author of Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare in the First World War (Harvard University Press, 2012).

Event Date: 
2011-11-17
Event Time: 
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: 
Philomathean Halls, 4th floor College Hall

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