2014 - 2015

School of International Affairs Lectures

Nation-building and why it's so hard to do

Peter Van Buren, Policy Expert, Middle East Policy Council

North Korea

Evans Revere, Senior Advisor of Albright Stonebridge Group

(Re)imagined Communities: Christians and the Search for a Place and Identity in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East

Greg Kruczek, PhD. student, Virginia Tech

Demography, Fertility, Sustainability: How Global Population Trends Shape Your Future

Karl Hofmann, President & CEO Population Service International

Development Work in Developing Countries

Fawad Sultani, Penn State alumnus and current Program Implementation Coordinator for the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan

Contemporary Afghan Politics

Fawad Sultani, Penn State alumnus and current Program Implementation Coordinator for the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan

Development: The Third "D" of National Security

Rachel Sayre, Senior Advisor for USAID

Strategic Intelligence

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell

Poverty and the Academy: 'How We Know Poverty' is What Causes Poverty

Lakshman Yapa, Penn State

Guns vs. Butter in American Politics

Ryan Crotty, Fellow and Deputy Director for Defense Budget Analysis, Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Arctic - A Region for the Future?

Leif Trana, Minister Counsellor for Economic Affairs, Embassy of Norway

Root Causes of Terrorism

James Piazza, Penn State

Religious Freedom: A Global and Historical Exploration

Roger Finke, Penn State

A Few Thoughts on Sustainability

Richard Alley, Penn State

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