U.S. foreign policy and Mexico’s “drug war,” an economically competitive South and the skills of Latino workers top the list of projects identified by the six 2011-2012 fellows selected for the Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Three of the new fellows are in the College of Arts and Sciences.
A UNC expert is helping to support the development of a democratic system following the crisis in Libya. Andrew Reynolds, associate professor of political science and chair of the global studies curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences, is in Benghazi and Tripoli, Libya, Sept. 7 to 17 to advise the Transitional National Council of Libya.
Faculty and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study, research and work around the world, sometimes in challenging locations or during unexpected crises. Now, thanks to the work of a taskforce formed by the Office of the Provost, the university has launched the UNC Global Travel Registry, which allows members of the UNC community to provide … Continued
Robert Seck wants to work for the Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Ben Turman aspires to work abroad, also for the State Department, reporting to the agency about current events where he is stationed as they relate to U.S. interests. Both rising seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North … Continued
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is expanding its international academic offerings through a consortium on urban and regional planning and management with Peking University, one of the leading universities in China. The consortium will support cooperative research, education and training activities in urban and regional planning and management. The Center for Urban and Regional Studies and the … Continued
Eighteen undergraduates and one graduate student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for 2011 study abroad programs in Asia. They will study in China, Japan, Singapore and Vietnam. UNC’s Phillips Ambassadors program includes a three-credit academic course that puts the experience in global context and challenges students to share their experiences … Continued
No one knows what will happen in Tunisia, Egypt or Libya. But history paints a hopeful picture of how things might go if democratic elections are allowed.