Past Events

Come meet the new executive board of IRUSA and mingle with other IR majors! Free food will be provided and opportunities to sign up for committees will be available!

Event Date: 
2012-02-01
Event Time: 
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Class of '49, Houston Hall

SIR wants to help you navigate through the confusing experience of OCR.  Come and join for a panel discussion with Seniors who have gone through the process, and survived!  Learn about what are common interview questions, how to formulate answers and tips and tricks to help you through this nerve-wracking experinece.  There will be seniors with experience in Consulting, Finance, Tech, and Government.

Event Date: 
2012-01-26
Event Time: 
6:00 pm
Location: 
JMHH 260

Come join members of IRUSA and IR majors as we learn how to salsa from Penn Latin and Ballroom Dance.  It will be super fun and give you a chance to mix and mingle.

Event Date: 
2012-01-25
Event Time: 
8:00 pm
Location: 
Hill Underground
Speaker: 
Shawn Dorman

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Event Date: 
2012-01-13
Event Time: 
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: 
Room 401 Fisher/Bennett Hall
Location: 
34th & Walnut Sts.

Help elect the new IRUSA Executive Board! Network with IR majors and prospective majors while enjoying international food. Agenda includes Introduction to IRUSA, Spring 2012 Program Preview, Executive Board Elections, Committee Sign-Up. Refreshments and food will be served. Questions? Email pennirusa@gmail.com.

Event Date: 
2012-01-12
Event Time: 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall

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: 
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: 
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

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