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student Alicia Smith in Strasbourg 2018

International Politics Discussion Group 

Led by Dr. David Schwam-Baird and Dr. Sucheta Pyakuryal of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (PSPA), and cosponsored by PSPA and the International Studies Program. 

Fall 2018

10/12, 1:30–3:30 PM. "US-European Relations," a conversation with Conrad Tribble, Acting Dean of the School of Professional Area Studies at the Department of State Foreign Service Institute. Building 4/Room 1705.

11/9, 1:30–3:30 PM. Topic TBA. Building 4/Room 1705.

Spring 2018

2/9, 1:30-3:30 PM. "Rhetoric, Persuasion and Politics - Beyond 'Fake News'." Building 4/Room 1705.

3/2, 1:30-3:30 PM. "The Washington-Moscow-Beijing Triangle: Big Power Rivalries Today." Building 4/Room 1705.
4/6, 1:30-3:30 PM. "US and Mexican Approaches to Border Issues," a conversation with Hillary Quam, Border Affairs Coordination, US Department of State. Building 4/Room 1705.

Fall 2017

9/15, 1:30-3:30 PM. "US and East Asia (China, North Korea, the South China Sea)." Building 10/Room 2245.

10/13, 1:30-3:30 PM. "Foreign Policy and the Trump Administration." Building 10/Room 2245.

11/3, 1:30-3:30 PM. "Political Hot-Spots in Africa," led by Russell Schiebel, US Dept. of State foreign service officer and visiting faculty member in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. Building 51/Room 1103.

Spring 2017

1/27, 1:30-3:30 PM "Cybermania and Cyberphobia? The Politics of International Cyberthreats and Possible Cybersolutions," with special guest Jeff Gouge of UNF Information Technology Services. Building 51/Room 2121. 

2/24,1:30-3:30 PM "White Nights and Blue Seas: What Do China and Russia Want?" Building 51/Room 2121.

4/7, 1:30-3:30 PM "Principles, Protest and Persuasion," with special speaker Oupa Seane, former South African activist and director of the UNF Intercultural Center for Peace. Building 51/Room 3201.

Fall 2016

9/23, 2:00-4:00 PM  "My Top 5 Foreign-Policy Unicorns — and Why I Want to Kill Them." A discussion of the recent Foreign Policy essay of that title by Stephen M. Walt. Building 51/Room 2121.

10/21, 2:00-4:00 PM "Gandhi, King and … Kaepernick?? Dissent around the World Today." Building 51/Room 2121.

11/4, 2:00-4:00 PM "Snowden, Assange and the Pirates.... Different Kinds of Dissent?." Building 51/Room 2121.