Apr 2 Event: Shirley Martey Hargis ’14 Speaks on China’s Foreign Affairs and Taiwan

On Tuesday, April 2nd at 5:00 PM in Lee 411, we will have an alumna giving a talk on "China's Bromances and What They Mean for Taiwan." … [Read more...]

Lydia Grossman ’17 Receives Prestigious Fellowship

PSIA alum Lydia Grossman '17 (IA major) just received a prestigious and very competitive Boren Fellowship to study in Morocco. Boren Fellows study critical languages to work in the federal govt, especially security positions. Lydia also studied abroad in Morocco while attending UMW. Learn more about her experiences abroad in Morocco and elsewhere on this post: Lydia Grossman ’17 Benefited from Time Abroad. … [Read more...]

Summer Internship Opportunities with the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship with an organization in the nation’s capital. The program features a demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cross-cultural encounters designed to provide students with a rich and varied experience. … [Read more...]

Sarah Pietrowski To Present at Middle East Studies Association

Political Science student Sarah Pietrowski will present research she conducted for Dr. Singh’s recent “Politics of the Middle East and North Africa” course (during Spring 2020) at the 2020 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association on October 15th, 2020. Her paper, which examines Syrian refugees’  influence on German policy, was accepted earlier this year for presentation at the conference of the Virginia Social Sciences Association. … [Read more...]

Blind Spot?

Khaled Elgindy discusses his new book, Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians from Balfour to Trump, on the US role in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. A key adviser to Palestinian peace negotiators from 2004-09, he’s now a senior fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy. Open to the public. Wednesday, October 23rd 4:00-5:30 p.m. Lee Hall 411 … [Read more...]

Lydia Grossman ’17 Benefited from Time Abroad

International Affairs Alum Lydia Grossman '17 and recalls her time studying abroad and her time after Mary Washington. For more about her experience in Morocco, read UMW's magazine. For a reflection on time abroad, read more below … [Read more...]