Faculty member Patrick Jackson and student Emily Ham were featured in Express: A Publication of The Washington Post. In the article “Finding an online master’s that clicks with you,” Jackson and Ham discuss the IR Online program, platform, and overall educational experience.
“There cannot be true democracy unless women’s voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives. There cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country.” Hillary Clinton
“Humor is a mechanism to overcome censorship” — Xavier Bonilla
Freedom of Expression and Press is extremely threatened in Ecuador and Latin America. Read our coverage of yesterday’s event hosted by Freedom House that featured political cartoonist Xavier Bonilla, the first victim of Ecuador’s repressive communications law.
These four fellowships will fund part or all of your education for those interested in pursuing a career in international relations!
Maria von Trapp, the last surviving sibling of seven brothers and sisters who were portrayed in “The Sound of Music,” died on Tuesday at her home in Stowe, Vt. She was 99.
Years later, the matriarch of the Von Trapp family, also named Maria, penned this letter to President Kennedy, offering her advice on the Peace Corps.The elder and younger Maria both acted as missionaries in Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
From the White House Name File, Box 2821, Trapp
North Korea launches missiles into the sea, the Ukrainian conflict in Crimea, and our Peace Corps content in this week’s news roundup.
"As an American woman in a small village with no electricity in rural Benin, I never ceased to get questions about my country and my culture. Walking in the market with friends, walking to and from school with my students, and eating breakfast on the side of the road near my house, I was always involved in a conversation along the lines of, “Yes, we have goats but no, you don’t see them in a town…they live on farms all together away from humans.” The conversations were varied—some hilarious and light-hearted, others serious and concerned with culture and, often, gender." — Sarah Ellison
Peace Corps service allowed me to experience—rather than just understand intellectually—the challenges and complexities of international development. — Joanna Mahoney
"I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls.” — Malala Yousafzai