Jackie LaMaire Rogers

Jackie LaMaire Rogers Receives Brightest Buff Award

IAFS' own Program Manager, Jackie LaMaire Rogers, has received a Brightest Buff award from the CU Boulder Staff Council. Jackie was recognized for her knowledge and collaborative spirit in the Social Sciences division of the College of Arts and Sciences, and for going above and beyond to share her expertise...

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Alumni Spotlight on Rory Burke: Skateistan is More Than Just Skateboarding with Kids

Rory Burke (IAFS ’03) is the Projects and Operations Director of the award-winning international non-profit organization, Skateistan . Through their innovative skateboarding and education programs, Skateistan empowers around 3000 youth aged 5-17 in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa. Their focus is on groups who are often excluded from sports and...

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Arts & Sciences Outstanding IAFS Graduates 2021

Class of 2021 outstanding graduates Each semester, thousands of students graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences. In order to recognize those students this year, the College of Arts and Sciences asked for nominations from the units to recognize the best of the best of those students. Were they...

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Katherine Rousseau, Arts & Sciences Employee of the Year 2020/21

Dear IAFS Community, Dr. Katherine Rousseau , our Assistant Director, has been recognized as an Arts & Sciences Employee of the Year for 2020/21. This is a highly selective and competitive award. Katherine is the first person in the Program in International Affairs to receive it. We are thrilled for...

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Mapping Afghanistan

Mapping Afghanistan By Steven Boyd Saum Published: June 1, 2020 via the Coloradan (link to original post here ) Put rural communities on the map and you might literally be building roads to prosperity. For Walker Kosmidou-Bradley, that’s the plan. Here’s a story Walker Kosmidou-Bradley (IntlAf’09) tells about his early...

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Faculty Council Committee on Racial and Ethnic Equity: COVID-19 message

The CU Faculty Council’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Equity (CREE) has teamed with colleagues from areas of the University of Colorado system to produce a video message in support of the campus community during the pandemic. Faculty from across the four CU campuses also speak out against racism and...

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CU Boulder announces 2020–21 Fulbright awards (IAFS Highlight)

Eight CU Boulder students and recent alumni have been named Fulbright finalists for the 2020–21 academic year by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The finalists and their host countries, where they will study or teach during the coming academic year, are Rayna...

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Dr. Teitelbaum Releases New Book on Steve Bannon, Global Powerbrokers and Geopolitics Today

Benjamin R. Teitelbaum is a professor of ethnomusicology and international affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder, and is an award-winning expert on the radical right. He latest book, War for Eternity: Inside Bannon's Far-Right Circle of Global Power Brokers , is now available on Amazon ( click here )...

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Greg Young Gives Expert Opinion on the Continued Threat of ISIS

CU Boulder International Affairs and Political Science faculty, Gregory Young, was recently interviewed by NBC's 9 News to provide expertise on the future of Syria and ISIS now that Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is confirmed deceased. In the interview, Young weighed in on how despite the leader being dead, the...

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Understanding the Dynamics of Art and Culture in the Middle East

James Souza (IAFS ’10) always had an interest in the Middle East, but it was his close friends in the Smith Hall International Program (SHIP) that encouraged him to switch from Chinese to Arabic studies. SHIP is the precursor of what is now known as the Global Studies Residential Academic...

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