October 25, 2014

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Not Taking Things One at a Time: The Interdependence of Peace Operation Outcomes

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

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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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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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Overview of Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation Efforts

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

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Program News & Announcements

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.

Friday, September 12th, 2014
ACDIS Faculty Frederick Lamb weighs in on an article about missile defense in The Economist.

Monday, September 08th, 2014
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.

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.

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!