April 19, 2015

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Turkish Foreign Policy

Join us for the 9th Annual Transatlantic Security and Turkish Studies Symposium at 2025A SDRP Ikenberry, 2nd Floor, 301 East Gregory Drive.

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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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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
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.

Current Affairs & Policy Analysis
Spotlight on Students

Larry Harris Jr.

Larry Harris Jr., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015) has recently been selected as a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow with the U.S. Department of State.  The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.  The Rangel Program selected 30 outstanding Rangel Fellows in this its inaugural year in a highly competitive nationwide process. Rangel Fellows are committed to serving their country and promoting positive change globally. 

"This fellowship will support Larry through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. He has been admitted to Cornell, American, George Washington and Syracuse for graduate school."

Larry has been active with ACDIS to the extent his busy schedule has permitted. The past semester, Larry interned for the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, where he served as Public Affairs and Social Media Coordinator for Secretary of State John Kerry during the Iran talks. This summer Larry will complete a congressional internship in DC and an overseas State Department internship the following summer.
Congratulations, Larry!