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Tensions are mounting in eastern Ukraine

Sherry Gray on August 12, 14

cross posted from Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Tensions are mounting in eastern Ukraine amid heavy fighting and a renewed buildup of...

Dec 4 Civic Politics Around the World A citizen discussion

gpa on December 4, 13

Civic Politics Around the World A citizen discussion December 4, 7 pm, Oren Gateway Center, Augsburg College The discussion will be kicked...

Dec 3 Workshop on Global Policy with Joseph E. Schwartzberg

gpa on November 26, 13

Freeman Center for International Economic Policy, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, presents a Workshop on Global Policy Joseph E. Schwartzberg...

'New Resource: Field Guide (and Link to Manual):"3 STEPS FOR WORKING IN FRAGILE AND CONFLICT-AFFECTED SITUATIONS (WFCS)," Helvetas'

gpa on October 29, 13

For anyone interested in international policy, security, or development in 'fragile' areas this is a great read. Check it out here!...

Film Recommendations from Angélica Getahun, MDP

gpa on October 22, 13

The Humphrey's own Angélica Getahun, MDP student, has recommended the following two documentaries about China for MDP and Global Polciy students to...

New address for Center for Strategic & International Studies in Wash DC

Sherry Gray on September 26, 13

After more than 35 years in our 1800 K Street location (and 15 years at Georgetown University prior to that), we packed...

Dean Schwartz and Brian Atwood - Development, Humanitarianism and the Power of Ideas - Video

Kaying Vang on March 9, 13

On March 8th, 2013, Dean Schwartz and Brian Atwood spoke on Development, Humanitarianism and the Power of Ideas. Citizens around the world...

Robert Gallucci on "How Scholars Can Improve International Relations"

Sherry Gray on December 3, 12

November 26, 2012 How Scholars Can Improve International Relations By Robert L. Gallucci Something is seriously wrong in the relationship between universities...

Eric Schwartz Guest on MPR

Sam Bedker on September 18, 12

Dean of the Humphrey School Eric Schwartz was interviewed on MPR last week in a piece about the evolution of the Arab...

Researching women & US foreign policy? New online repository of interview material examining the relationship between women & US foreign policy

Sherry Gray on July 6, 12

The Women and US Foreign Policy Interview Project at the Institute for the Study of the Americas promotes and facilitates research into...

International Affairs & the Public Sphere

Sherry Gray on June 29, 12

Stephen M. Walt, Harvard University Most social scientists would like to believe that their profession contributes to solving pressing global problems. Indeed,...

May 10-11, 2012 participate in webcast conference on building international cooperation through summit meetings

Sherry Gray on May 1, 12

Livestream: How Summit Meetings Build International Cooperation please go to http://www.stanleyfoundation.org/promo/promoemailApexLIVE4242012.html. View via webcast Livestream: How Summit Meetings Build International Cooperation You...

Webcast recording- Famine Relief, Prevention & Remittances for the Horn of Africa (Mohamed Idris, ARAHA or American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa)

Sherry Gray on April 25, 12

https://umconnect.umn.edu/p24375404/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal...

The Bo Xilai Crisis: A Curse or a Blessing for China?

Sherry Gray on April 19, 12

For UK news about this scandal, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17752064 The Bo Xilai Crisis: A Curse or a Blessing for China? An Interview with...

Brookings: Addressing U.S.-China Strategic Distrust

Sherry Gray on April 2, 12

I just read a paper wrote by Wang Jisi and Kenneth Lieberthal. I think it is valuable, so forward the link...

New Map Tool on Population, Climate Change, & Violence in Africa

Sherry Gray on April 2, 12

I just received word of this new map tool from the Robert S. Strauss Center's CCAPS, which identifies four vulnerability factors: population,...

Gallup: Egyptian Opposition to US & Other Foreign Aid Increases

Sherry Gray on March 29, 12

sent by Kirk Allison UMN SPH: http://www.gallup.com/poll/153512/Egyptian-Opposition-Foreign-Aid-Increases.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=Politics March 29, 2012 Egyptian Opposition to U.S. and Other Foreign Aid Increases Majority now also...

First Mexican Female Candidate running for President

Sherry Gray on February 9, 12

The fist one is about the challenges for the candidate to get women's support and the second talks more about Mexican political...

China's Economic Engagement in Africa

Sherry Gray on January 16, 12

RSIS Commentaries No. 013/2012 dated 16 January 2012 China's Economic Engagement in Africa: Changing approach in Mozambique By Loro Horta Synopsis China...

Commentary on US sanctions against Iran

Sherry Gray on January 13, 12

No. 010/2012 dated 13 January 2012 US sanctions against Iran: Enough to go Nuclear? By Sajjad Ashraf Synopsis Fresh US sanctions and...

Prof. Zelizer's guide to Useful Media Sites for News About Conflict & Peace

Sherry Gray on January 12, 12

In today's increasingly connected world there are thousands of resources available to obtain news and analysis about conflict and peace related issues....

NTI Launches Nuclear Materials Security Index

Sherry Gray on January 11, 12

Global Priorities for Security Needed All Governments Can Do More WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) today released a first-of-its-kind,...

North Korea: What Not to Do

Sherry Gray on January 10, 12

PacNet #1 Monday, January 9, 2012 North Korea: What Not to Do by Victor Cha Victor Cha [vcha(at)csis.org] is a professor at...

Commentary: Kim Jong Il's Death End of an Era?

Sherry Gray on December 20, 11

No. 185/2011 dated 20 December 2011 By Euan Graham Synopsis Kim Jong Il's demise has a broader resonance, rounding off an annus...

RSIS Commentary: Russian military support for Syria

Sherry Gray on December 9, 11

RSIS presents the following commentary Raising the stakes: Russian military support for Syria by James M. Dorsey. It is also available online...

background info to help you understand issues at stake for US/Obama & E Asia Summit

Sherry Gray on November 15, 11

http://www.nbr.org/research/activity.aspx?id=185...

New NGO advises on diplomatic strategy & technique

Sherry Gray on November 10, 11

http://www.independentdiplomat.org/ Independent Diplomat (ID) is one of the most exciting new ventures in international relations. A unique, non-profit advisory group in the...

Remembering Robert Scalapino 1919-2011, Asia foreign & security policy specialist

Sherry Gray on November 5, 11

Dear GN readers, I am personally mourning the lost of a great in my field. Many memorials going around the internet recently,...

Writer And Editor/UN Women. New York, NY, USA./Closing date: October 18, 2011

Ameido Amevor on October 17, 11

Background: The Women United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (hereafter UN Women), grounded in the vision of...

Opinion: Asia & the Responsibility to Protect: What Now?

Sherry Gray on September 28, 11

cross posted from PacNet Newsletter PacNet(at)hawaiibiz.rr.com PacNet #56 Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Most Asian states have chosen to bypass the debate on...

James Ron editorial: "Middle East Hawks should Welcome the UN Palestine Vote" published around the world

Sherry Gray on September 21, 11

http://www.opendemocracy.net/james-ron/middle-east-hawks-should-welcome-un-palestine-vote In Spanish: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/editoriales/54903.html In Turkish: http://bianet.org/bianet/dunya/132880-orta-dogu-sahinleri-filistin-oylamasina-kucak-acmali...

US & China policy analysts debate US Missile Defense program

Sherry Gray on September 7, 11

PacNet Newsletter PacNet(at)hawaiibiz.rr.com PacNet #50 Tuesday, September 6, 2011 US Missile Defense and China: An Exchange by John Warden and He Yun...

Survey in Mexico find Crime, Drug Cartels Top Concerns, Pew Hispanic Center

Sherry Gray on August 31, 11

Press Release August 31, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fewer Than Half See Progress in Drug War Crime and Drug Cartels Top Concerns...

Civil War & the Challenge of Political Order 2011-2012 seminar series

on August 8, 11

The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota We are very pleased to...

Asia's Rise & US Grand Strategy: Interview with Ashley Tellis

Sherry Gray on July 14, 11

http://www.nbr.org/Research/activity.aspx?id=156...

Interesting Article: "France's Burqa Ban: French Secularism or Colonial Mindset?"

carth012 on April 21, 11

By Vinay Kumar Pathak. Pathak is an Associate Research Fellow with the Contemporary Islam Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International...

Policy report: China's PLA & lessons from foreign conflicts

Sherry Gray on April 15, 11

pub1062.pdf THE NATIONAL BUREAU of ASIAN RESEARCH NBR-SSI Briefing | April 2011 Other People's Wars:PLA Lessons from Foreign Conflicts 2010 PLA Conference...

Japan Post-Quake/Tsunami photos (one month after)

Sherry Gray on April 14, 11

They are pretty fascinating and definitely relevant to global issues: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/04/japans_crisis_one_month_later.html?tidder -- Dara Kay Cohen, Assistant Professor Hubert H. Humphrey School of...

Report on Russia-China relations free download until May 31

Sherry Gray on March 31, 11

http://www.nbr.org/publications/element.aspx?id=494 Toward a New Chinese Order in Asia: Russia's Failure Stephen J. Blank Appears in Toward a New Chinese Order in Asia:...

Japan's Post-Quake Economic Outlook: Recovery and Reconstruction

Sherry Gray on March 24, 11

http://www.nbr.org/research/activity.aspx?id=126 An Interview with William W. Grimes By Graham Webster March 22, 2011...

MPP student Ross Monten Op-Ed on US-Russia nuclear issues

Sherry Gray on March 23, 11

http://northfieldnews.com/content/good-morning-russia-now-it%E2%80%99s-your-turn...

Understanding China's Defense Budget: What it Means, and Why it Matters

Sherry Gray on March 11, 11

PacNet #16 Thursday, March 10, 2011 by Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff Andrew S. Erickson [andrew.erickson@usnwc.edu] is an Associate Professor...

USIP funding threatened?

Sherry Gray on March 2, 11

Congress voted recently to cut all funding to the United States Institute of Peace. Many academics and policy analysts working in international...

Transition from Post Conflict to Early Recovery, film about Liberia

Sherry Gray on February 22, 11

http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/video/video/show?id=780588%3AVideo%3A377458&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_video...

Asia's rise, Western anxiety: leadership in a tripolar world

Sherry Gray on February 18, 11

Brad Glosserman [brad(at)pacforum.org] is Executive Director at the Pacific Forum CSIS. This is an age of anxiety for the West. Economic insecurity...

BBC news: Protests in Iran, Bahrain, Libya

Sherry Gray on February 16, 11

These are some news from BBC: Iran protests 'going nowhere', says Mahmoud Ahmadinejad http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12475824 Iran protests: Clashes at demonstrator's Tehran Funeral http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12479022...

BBC video: Protests in Tehran

Sherry Gray on February 15, 11

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12459970...

Video: Global Policy talk on Egypt & Tunisia, Ragui Assaad (HHH) and Brett Wilson (Macalester)

Sherry Gray on February 15, 11

Video from: Global Policy Update: Egypt and Tunisia held Friday, February 4, 2011 10 a.m. in the Freeman Commons, Humphrey Center...

Commentary: Egypt's Youth Uprising: Its Global Dimensions

Sherry Gray on February 11, 11

http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS0142011.pdf...

New Report on Conflict Prevention & Resolution and Foreign Policy

Sherry Gray on February 11, 11

http://www.sfcg.org/programmes/forums/pdf/CPRF_3D_Report_0211.pdf CPRF: A 3D Approach to Foreign Policy This report is a joint project of Search for Common Ground, 3D Security and...

Responses to PacNet #9 -- Is Obama about to go wobbly on North Korea?

Sherry Gray on February 11, 11

Dr. S. Mahmud Ali [mahmudali52(at)hotmail.com] is Senior Editorial Coordinator, Asian and Pacific Region, BBC World Service. Response follows....

Is Obama about to go wobbly on North Korea?

Sherry Gray on February 8, 11

PacNet #9 Friday, February 4, 2011 by Mike Green http://csis.org/publication/pacnet-9-obama-about-go-wobbly-north-korea...

MPP student Andy Lei commentary on Egypt

Sherry Gray on February 8, 11

http://newamericamedia.org/2011/01/from-bread-to-freedom-egypt-will-have-its-people-revolution.php New America Media, Commentary, Andy Lei, Posted: Jan 29, 2011 The last time Egyptians took to the streets was spring 2008,...

Ragui Assaad: How will Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution Affect the Arab World?

Sherry Gray on January 31, 11

http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2011/0124_tunisia_assaad.aspx...

Egypt opposition calls for massive rally on Tuesday

Sherry Gray on January 31, 11

The FP Morning Brief, Foreign Policy Magazine Top news: Protests continued for a seventh day in Egypt and opposition leaders have called...

Podcast lectures in international affairs

Sherry Gray on December 23, 10

http://www.rsis.edu.sg/podcast/index.htm RSIS' podcast lectures' site. These podcasts feature lectures by world leaders, visiting scholars and experts who presented at the RSIS Distinguished...

Chinese database of scholarly & policy articles (English)

Sherry Gray on December 15, 10

http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-LKXB200505002.htm...

Report on China-US security competition (free to download until Feb 15)

Sherry Gray on December 15, 10

http://www.nbr.org/publications/element.aspx?id=469 Sino-U.S. Competition and U.S. Security: How Do We Assess the Military Balance? Dan Blumenthal 29pp | $8.95 (Free to download through...

A Chinese view of China's policy toward North Korea

Sherry Gray on December 9, 10

PacNet #60, Wednesday, December 8, 2010 China's Policy Toward North Korea: A New Twist? by Zhu Feng Zhu Feng [zhufeng(at)pku.edu.cn] is Deputy...

Dealing with North Korea

Sherry Gray on December 8, 10

RSIS Commentaries No. 163/2010 dated 3 December 2010 Yeonpyeong: Dealing with North Korea By Lee Dongmin Synopsis North Korea's recent actions, including...

Georgia: Can WikiLeaks Cables Change the Russia-Georgia War Narrative?

Sherry Gray on December 5, 10

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/62481...

US-China economic relationship: Shaping the New Consensus

Sherry Gray on November 26, 10

PacNet #56A, Friday, November 19, 2010 Shaping the New Consensus by David Silverman David Silverman [DSilverman(at)csis.org] is a Research Intern at the...

Hu Jintao's Visit: Opportunity to Reset the US-China Relationship

Sherry Gray on November 26, 10

PacNet #57, Monday, November 22, 2010 Hu Jintao's Visit: Opportunity to Reset the U.S.-China Relationship by Bonnie S. Glaser Bonnie Glaser [bglaser6(at)comcast.net]...

Event for 20 women peace buiders from around the world (Wash. DC and Cambrige, Mass)

Sherry Gray on October 18, 10

Women interested in participating can apply by submitting a CV, which highlights their mediation experience, and a bio to kalpana_simhan@huntalternatives.org. Further details...

"Iraq Looks Forward" - Requesting questions for Iraqi Leaders

Josh Smuda on September 24, 10

The YouTube News and Politics team, in partnership with the leading Arabic language television network, is releasing a series of interviews in...

Interested in Asia issues? Subscribe to PacNet for articles like this one on China's Rise

Sherry Gray on September 14, 10

http://csis.org/program/pacific-forum-csis PacNet #41, Monday, September 13, 2010 China's Rise, the United States, and Asia's Angst by Robert Sutter Robert Sutter is Visiting...

US Dept of State Middle East Partnership Initiative RFP

Sherry Gray on June 21, 10

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=55336 The Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (NEA/PI) announces a request for applications (RFA) to advance political change and empower...

Interview with U of M Iran Expert, William Beeman

Rachel Garaghty on May 12, 10

U of M Anthropology professor and Iran expert, William Beeman, gave an in-depth interview on Iranian-American relations and explained the source of...

Japan: How to Win Peace in Afghanistan

Rachel Garaghty on April 14, 10

PacNet #19A - April 13, 2010 How to Win the Peace in Afghanistan by Aiichiro Yamamoto Aiichiro Yamamoto [yamamoto.aichiro@jica.go.jp] is Chief Representative...

Guide to Peace, Development, Human Rights and Related Networking Sites

Sherry Gray on February 16, 10

From Sigma Chang on Peace and Collaborative Development Network In this guide you will find other social networking sites devoted to promoting...

Key Policy Institutions and Think Tanks in Peacebuilding

Sherry Gray on February 16, 10

From Prof. Craig Zelizer, Georgetown University: Over the past two decades, many new institutions from governments, foundations and nonprofits have emerged that...

Give Afghan farmers an option to opium

Rachel Garaghty on December 3, 09

Cotton would be a perfect fit, but our own domestic politics would stand in the way.

Soldiers of Misfortune

Sherry Gray on November 15, 09

See Prime Numbers: Soldiers of Misfortune by Elizabeth Dickinson in the May/June issue of Foreign Policy.: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=4869 As a military force, United...

Guide to Conflict Resolution & Peace Related Events in Washington, DC

Sherry Gray on October 10, 09

Gathered on this page are some of the major think tanks, public policy institutes, NGO's, and universities in Washington, DC and the metropolitan area that frequently host events about or related to conflict resolution. There are very brief descriptions of each organization on this page and links to their respective home and events web addresses.

Multilateral Imposition: An Immodest Proposal for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Sherry Gray on September 2, 09

By Michael Barnett Posted on MIT Center for International Studies, http://web.mit.edu/cis/editorspick_barnett09_audit.html WHICH IS MORE LIKELY in the next five years: that the...

Key Policy Institutions and Think Tanks in Peacebuilding

Sherry Gray on July 13, 09

• Posted by Craig Zelizer on July 4, 2009 at 12:00pm to: http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/profiles/blog/show?id=780588%3ABlogPost%3A158918&xgs=1 Over the past two decades, many new institutions...

State Fragility, the Peacebuilder's Contract, and the Search for the Least Bad State

Sherry Gray on June 12, 09

By Michael Barnett, Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota Paper Prepared for the Conference, "The Challenge of Institution Building, Threats to International Security...

Nuclear Proliferation with Steve Andreasen

Sherry Gray on June 9, 09

Podcast from the web page of the DFL Education Foundation in Minnesota of talk given by Steve Andreasen in December 2008. To...

North Korea Nuclear Test and Cornered China

Sherry Gray on June 4, 09

reprinted from PacNet #41 -posted Monday, June 1, 2009 North Korea Nuclear Test and Cornered China by Zhu Feng Zhu Feng (zhufeng@pku.edu.cn)...

Iraq and U.S. Military Policy Beyond 2011

Sherry Gray on May 29, 09

By Seth Hagerty, Humphrey Institute MPP Candidate, May 2009 Introduction Over the past two decades and in particular the past six years,...

North Korea's Missile Test and the Road Ahead

Sherry Gray on April 16, 09

North Korea's Missile Test and the Road Ahead by James J. Przystup With Pyongyang declaring an to end its participation in the...

Latin America Policy in the Obama Administration

Sherry Gray on April 5, 09

Use the link below to listen to the CFR Academic Conference Call on "Latin American Policy in the Obama Administration": http://www.cfr.org/publication/19024 On...

Yoshi Ludwig: Yet another anchor dragging us down: Pirates

Sherry Gray on December 15, 08

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