The School of International Studies (SIS) is Pacific's window to the world. Through international, interdisciplinary and intercultural immersion, we prepare students to succeed in a variety of professions in industry, government, not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions.
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Paul Oliva, International Studies '87 - U.S. Commercial Officer, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I'm proud to be using my SIS training to be part of the U.S. Embassy team in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. And while more U.S. support comes in for the MH370 search, we all hope and pray for progress in finding the flight.It has been a difficult week in Malaysia with the search for missing flight MH370. The U.S. Embassy and U.S. agencies, particularly the FAA, National Transportation Safety Board, and Navy, have been working extremely hard on data anaysis and search. As you will have read in the news, the structure of the country's political culture has led to some challenges in managing internationally, but there has been fortitude, learning, and hopefully longer term positive results out of the mystery and anguish of the disappearance of the plane and all aboard. I have no further details to share beyond what you have already been following in the media. https://www.facebook.com/UOPSIS
The School of International Studies welcomes Visiting Professor, Dr. Amelia Moore. During the Spring 2014 semester she will be teaching two sections of Cultural Anthropology. Dr. Moore is from the University of Miami, where she is Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology as well as the the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. We're very excited to have her with us this semester. You can read more about her research work here: https://miami.academia.edu/AmeliaMoore
Dr. Analiese M. Richard, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Chair in the School of International Studies will be on sabbatical in Mexico during the Spring 2014 semester. Dr. Richard has been invited as a visiting researcher by the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City, where she will be conducting ethnographic research on the role of scientists in public life and the politics of food and technoscience in Latin America. You can check out the UAM here: http://www.cua.uam.mx
Khatijah Corey, SIS '13 (backrow, 4th from left), 2012 Pickering Fellows with Secretary of State John Kerry
Seniors - Khatijah Corey, Amy Dupont, Sarah George, and SIS Junior, Nathan Chau joined their classmate Kiel Batanian (inducted in 2012 as a Junior) as members of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society at the University-wide Ceremony, May 3. Congratulations to them and all ofPacific's Phi Beta Kappa members
2013 Gerber Lecture Series - Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times op-ed columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner was the featured speaker. Mr. Kristof discussed, "What do Americans need to know about the world and how do we make sure they do?" The event was attended by about 650 students, faculty, staff and community members and was held at Faye Spanos Concert Hall.
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