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W&M sociology professor discusses context around fleeing Ukrainians

As the Russian war against Ukraine entered its second month and U.S. President Joe Biden announced the U.S. will accept up to 100,000 displaced Ukrainian people, W&M News asked Professor of Sociology Jennifer Bickham Mendez to talk about forced migration.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen to Deliver William & Mary Lecture and Receive Hatsuye Yamasaki Prize ‘37 for Visionary Leadership

The Reves Center for International Studies, in cooperation with the Asian Centennial Committee, has announced that Viet Thanh Nguyen will deliver the 2022 McSwain-Walker Lecture. His talk, “Refugees, Language, and the Meaning of ‘America,’" will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 5pm in Commonwealth Auditorium and on Zoom.

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W&M's Global Research Institute receives $1.9M to tackle pressing challenges around the world

New support for William & Mary’s Global Research Institute (GRI) totaling $1.9 million will enhance the university’s ability to address critical international challenges such as the changing role of the U.S. in geopolitics, conflict and peace building in Africa, a growing debt crisis and threats to the stability of democratic regimes.

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Russia invades Ukraine: Q&A with Vice Provost Steve Hanson and Prof. Paula Pickering

Steve Hanson, William & Mary's Vice Provost for Academic and International Affairs, is a renowned expert in Russian and Soviet history and politics. Professor Paula Pickering is an expert in Eastern European politics and post-conflict state building. We asked them to contextualize this historical moment.

Nagwan Soliman Named 2022 Kraemer Middle East Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence

Nagwan Soliman, Senior Fellow at the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Nonresidential Affiliate Scholar at Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University, will present two public lectures as the 2022 Kraemer Middle East Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence.

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Vice Provost Steve Hanson to return to teaching and research

Steve Hanson, who has advanced William & Mary’s global relevance for more than a decade, will step down from his current role at the end of the academic year to return to teaching and to focus on his scholarship about global regime change.