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Alum Creates Immigration Awareness in Boulder

Manuela Stewart Sifuentes (IAFS ‘01) didn’t know what to expect when she signed up to live in the Smith Hall International Program (SHIP) her first year at CU Boulder. She had a general understanding of university residence halls, but she didn’t anticipate the impact it would continue to have sixteen...

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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...

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Jeremiah Baronberg Named Senior Director at Blue Star Strategies, LLC

Jeremiah Baronberg Named Senior Director at Blue Star Strategies, LLC (January 18, 2017, Washington, DC) -- Jeremiah J. Baronberg was named Senior Director for Marketing and Communications at Blue Star Strategies, LLC, where he will head the firm’s external relations, publications, and media portfolio. Previously, Mr. Baronberg served in a...

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Alum in Russia as Fulbright Scholar: Big Experiences in a Small City

As one of few foreigners in a small city in Siberia, Benjamin Lourie (IAFS ’16 and Global Grant recipient) is often asked why he chose Gorno-Altaisk, a small city of 60,000 near the border with Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and China. The truth is that he didn’t. Lourie has been teaching at...

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Returning to Campus to Educate on Refugees

CU Boulder recently welcomed back to campus an IAFS alum to share her perspective on the refugee crisis worldwide. Kelly Bendelow (IAFS ’08), an Associate Field Officer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) , offered insights from her seven years of experience stationed in Switzerland, Ecuador, and...

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IAFS Alum Creates the Casey Family Global Grants Endowment, and Challenges You!

Ambassador Mary Ann Casey, chair of the Program in International Affairs Advisory Board, has recently created the Casey Family Global Grants Endowment to ensure that students can experience overseas education. "The Global Grants program is not just a game changer: it is a life-changer,” says Casey. “It is a gift...

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Zach Livingston: IAFS Alum Inspired by Global Climate and Energy

As a professional working in the energy industry, Zach Livingston (‘10) is interested in all things related to solar power technology and the future of global energy. The constant search for innovative and cleaner energy sources is the driving force for him and his colleagues at Locus Energy , a...

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Alum Spotlight: Global Economics and the Wizard of Oz

When Charlie Neiman (’09) graduated from CU-Boulder, he didn’t predict that he’d soon be the Director of Sales for one of the fastest growing learning technology providers in the world. In fact, when he came to the university, he had no idea at all that he’d study International Affairs and...

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World Studies Pave Way to a Stellar Career

*This article was featured in the Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine, Spring 2016 edition. To read the original, please visit: http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/magazine/2016/02/world-studies-pave-way-to-a-stellar-career/ This is a not-atypical day in Alex Becker’s life: He launches a Catamaran from the warm white sand beaches of Tortola among the British Virgin Islands. He is first...

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Alum Spotlight: George Codding’s Volunteer Career in International Arson Investigation

George A. Codding, son of former International Affairs Director and CU professor George Codding, Jr., has kept an interest in global issues in the family. Codding, ‘84 alum of International Affairs and Political Science and ’89 alum of the School of Law, has built a volunteer career beyond his current...

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