December 18, 2014

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The Cartel and the Terrorist: Understanding the Relationship Between Crime and Terrorism through Comparative Study

ACDIS presents a seminar on Tuesday, December 9th, at 4 PM in 356 Armory.

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2014 Summer Workshop in International Security

ACDIS Will host the fourth summer workshop on International security from the 7th-12th June 2015 (tentative dates). Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, you can see the 2014 program here.

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Deal or No Deal: What's in Iran's Briefcase?

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

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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.
Program News & Announcements

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.

Thursday, October 09th, 2014
ACDIS presents a brown bag lecture at 12:00-1:00pm in 356 Armory Building, on Wednesday, October 15th.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
See the video for the teach in here.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
ACDIS Associate Director Todd Robinson, affiliated faculty member Paul Diehl, and affiliated graduate student Tyler Pack recently published an article on the role of international law in the placement of WMD-related red lines.

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!