2009 News Archive

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IR student Samuel Schreck '11 receives NATO internship

Three W&M students have been offered, and have accepted, internships with the U.S. Mission to NATO for the coming summer. Congratulations Samuel!

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Homecoming 2009

Mark your calendars now for the 2009 IR Homecoming reception!

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IR 2009 Graduation

115 IR majors and their families celebrated their graduation in PBK Hall on May 16. Congratulations class of 2009!

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Students quiz democracy forum panelists

With book bags tucked under their seats, they sat in audiences filled with specially invited delegates from around the world, listening to Pulitzer-prize winners and statesmen discuss democracy.

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Future of democracy not assured say panelists

The future of democracy in the world is not assured nor is the spread of representative forms of government necessarily welcomed, according to a panel of experts featured during a public discussion at the World Forum on the Future of Democracy Conference hosted by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the College of William and Mary on Sept. 17.

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William and Mary's Three Wise Men

Global trouble spots: Iraq, North Korea, Latin America, Northern Ireland. They've been there and seen that--and earned the wisdom of experience.

Students lobby College to go Green

For the second time in the past year, the College's administration will receive a proposal aimed at making the school more environmentally friendly.

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Color It Plaid

Inspired by students and driven by their involvement, Project PLAID is a shining example of the power and benefits of undergraduate research.

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Annan Recognizes College's Model UN Success

Five members of the College's International Relations Club were recognized recently in New York by Kofi Annan, secretary general of the United Nations, for their winning three consecutive Model UN championships.

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Faculty Perspective: Prof. Ivanova Still Seeks Environmental Leadership

For an academic who was so integrally involved in the research behind the United Nations' January discussions to upgrade its Environmental Programme (UNEP) at the expense of creating a more potent organization, Maria Ivanova, assistant professor of government and environmental policy at the College, seemed curiously ambivalent about the pending decision.

Increase in Global Funds a Mixed Blessing For Fight Against AIDS

The fight against global AIDS experienced a three-fold increase in cash after conservative U.S. leaders embraced the disease as a “moral” issue early in the decade, Susan Peterson, professor of government and dean for educational policy for Arts and Sciences, told the audience at a World AIDS Day forum.

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Globalization at the Crossroads

Globalization, one of the most talked-about terms of the last 15 years, is neither new to our generation nor is its progression assured, Carl Strikwerda, professor of history and dean of arts and sciences at the College, told a Christopher Wren Association audience last semester.