September 3, 2014

F E A T U R E D   N E W S   I T E M

2014 Summer Workshop in International Security

ACDIS is proud to announce its third summer workshop on international security from the 8th - 13th June. The workshop will feature undergraduate students nationwide and several prominent speakers.
Program News & Announcements

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
The conference on World War I and International Relations Theory will focus on the causes of the war and its impact in light of various IR theories. Students will write research papers that examine how specific pairs of states (for example Germany and Russia) came to war against each other. Students will look at the role of the issues, alliances, rivalry, arms races, and previous crises played in creating a situation that that resulted in war breaking out.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
ACDIS is proud to announce its third summer workshop on international security from the 8th - 13th June. The workshop will feature undergraduate students nationwide and several prominent speakers.

Sunday, February 03rd, 2013
Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy, former ACDIS Associate Director, has a recent article published in a volume titled Crux of Asia: China, India, and the Emerging Global Order. Dr. Goplaswamy presents the India perspective on Space Security. The volume was published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and edited by Ashley J. Tellis and Sean Mirski.

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!