February 1, 2015

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Film: The Man Who Saved the World

Film screening. Most people have no idea that, for a few terrifying minutes in 1983, humanity’s fate hung on one man’s decision to follow his conscience. Petrov, a Russian lieutenant colonel, sacrificed his own career—and prevented all-out nuclear war—by disobeying the chain of command and following his conscience. The world should know how close we all came to disaster and that the same threat remains today. Come join us as we screen The Man Who Saved the World and be a part of the movement to shine a light on this unknown hero’s story.

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ACDIS Student Security Group

ACDIS is pleased to announce the formation of the ACDIS Student Security Group, an RSO dedicated to enhancing student inquiry into security studies and careers. The group aims to offer UIUC students the networking and pre-professional training that they need in order to succeed in their future careers - whether they are in intelligence, diplomacy, academia, or policy. Alongside career prep, the organization plans to support social functions as well - film screenings and debates are expected to make up a major portion of the group's activities.

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2015 Summer Workshop in International Security

ACDIS Will host the fourth summer workshop on International security from the 7th-12th June 2015.

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Global Security Under a Changing Climate

Join ACDIS for teach in on Februrary 5th, 2015 with Madhu Khanna, Praveen Kumar, Stephen Long, Clifford Singer, and Don Wuebbles
Program News & Announcements

Thursday, February 05th, 2015
Join ACDIS for teach in on Februrary 5th, 2015 with Madhu Khanna, Praveen Kumar, Stephen Long, Clifford Singer, and Don Wuebbles

Tuesday, February 03rd, 2015
Film screening. Most people have no idea that, for a few terrifying minutes in 1983, humanity’s fate hung on one man’s decision to follow his conscience. Petrov, a Russian lieutenant colonel, sacrificed his own career—and prevented all-out nuclear war—by disobeying the chain of command and following his conscience. The world should know how close we all came to disaster and that the same threat remains today. Come join us as we screen The Man Who Saved the World and be a part of the movement to shine a light on this unknown hero’s story.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
BIO: Bryce Reeder is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois. He is interested in rebel group behavior, conflict management, and the consequences of armed conflict. Some of his work has appeared in the Journal of International Peacekeeping, Social Science Quarterly, Research and Politics, and International Studies Review.

Monday, December 08th, 2014
This panel discussion featured several perspectives on the political and military conflict between the Islamic State group and other factions in Syria and Iraq.

Friday, November 21st, 2014
ACDIS presents a seminar on Tuesday, December 9th, at 4 PM in 356 Armory.

Monday, November 17th, 2014
A talk by Clifford Singer, Professor of Nuclear Engineering, offers a talk on Thursday, December 4th in 356 Armory Building at 4:00PM.

Friday, October 24th, 2014
ACDIS presents a brown bag lecture on Tuesday, November 6th, from 12-1:00pm in 356 Armory Building.

Friday, October 24th, 2014
ACDIS presents a brown bag lecture on Wednesday, October 29th, from 12-1:00 pm in 356 Armory Building.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:00pm Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 600 South Gregory Urbana (View Map)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Date Oct 16, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014 Sponsor Sponsor: Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES). ACDIS is a cosponsor for this event.

Current Affairs & Policy Analysis
Spotlight on Students

Christina Valdez
Christina Valadez

ACDIS is pleased to announce that Cristina Valdez, a double major in Political Science and Communication in the College of LAS, will be an intern at the United States Mission to the United Nations in New York City this summer (2014). Cristina has worked in the ACDIS office since September 2013 on a number of projects, including working to expand ACDIS' social media connections, conducting research to facilitate marketing for the Summer Workshop in International Security, and otherwise helping to make the office run smoother in both small and big ways.

She applied for this internship through the U.S. Department of State because "it aligns perfectly with my future goals of working for an NGO, and gives me the chance to gain first hand knowledge of diplomacy and foreign policy.”

In January, she also received an internship through the University of Illinois Department of Communication Internship Program Office to receive credit for her work with ACDIS.

Thank you to Cristina for her work for ACDIS and congratulations on her summer internship!