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International Affairs Celebrates Class of 2017

On May 12 th , the International Affairs Program honored 195 candidates for graduation during commencement in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. Student speaker Catharine Helmers urged her peers to “challenge ignorance” and be “unflinchingly certain” in their abilities to make changes for the better. Director Tom Zeiler encouraged graduates to... Read more »
Kayla Malcy wearing her host family's traditional Gurung dress.

IAFS Student Cherishes the Comforts of Home in India

Kayla Malcy (IAFS ’18) knew she was going to live with a host family as part of her spring 2017 semester abroad experience, but wasn’t sure what to anticipate. After being accepted to the SIT India: Sustainable Development & Social Change program and receiving a Global Grant from IAFS, Malcy... Read more »
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IAFS Faculty becomes Chair-Elect for the Forum on International Physics

The International Affairs Program would like to recognize Professor Emeritus Jerry Peterson as the new Chair-Elect for the Forum on International Physics (FIP) as part of the American Physical Society . As a result of the appointment, he will now chair the FIP Program Committee which arranges their talks for... Read more »

IAFS Alum Recipient of German Chancellor Fellowship

We are excited to announce that one of our graduates, Heidi Obermeyer (Class of 2012), has recieved the prestigious German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to conduct research in Berlin for a year beginning in the fall. She will be writing a report on German foreign and... Read more »

Exciting Changes to the Program in Jewish Studies!

The Program in Jewish Studies is thrilled to announce a change to the Major in Jewish Studies! Students Majoring in Jewish Studies can now pursue either a Culture Intensive Concentration or a Foreign Language Intensive Concentration . This new structure will provide students with more flexibility to double major in... Read more »

International Affairs students launch scholarship fund

International Affairs students launch scholarship fund Without scholarships, a lot of ‘super smart’ students would not be able to attend or finish college, young philanthropists note ( Article source : By Clint Talbott, published in the Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine 3/20/17) Stephanie and Sarah Meyers, who will graduate in... Read more »

Ken Scott Talks about Atrocities in South Sudan with Colorado Matters

Denver Attorney Reports To United Nations On Atrocities In South Sudan By Nell London, 3/13/17 published with Colorado Public Radio: Colorado Matters Ken Scott is also a lecturer with the CU Boulder International Affairs Program A Denver attorney who has traveled to South Sudan and interviewed victims of the violence... Read more »
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CU Model U.N. Takes Home Two Awards from the AMUN Conference

The CU Model United Nations (U.N.) team, sponsored by International Affairs, had the exciting opportunity to attend the American Model United Nations (AMUN) International Collegiate Conference in Chicago last November. The group had the chance to represent Croatia and Mauritius at the conference. The team won two awards for their... Read more »
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IAFS Alum Heads to UNHCR to Tackle Refugee Issues

Giulia Barnhisel (IAFS ’16) credits a summer internship in Belgium and her senior honors thesis for starting her professional path in international migration and refugee policy. As her understanding of worldwide refugee issues increased, so did her passion to become involved with humanitarian assistance programs. After graduation, she worked for... Read more »
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Coffee, Classes, and Life in France: IAFS Student Goes Abroad for Bordeaux

With over 400 education abroad programs available at CU Boulder, Lindsey Folcik (IAFS ’17) carefully chose an exchange program to the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux (Sciences Po Bordeaux). Her Global Grant in fall 2016 helped make her plans reality. For Folcik, every day in Bordeaux was a new adventure... Read more »