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Professor Andrew Manning

We are saddened to report the untimely passing in late December of SIR Professor Andrew Manning.  Andrew earned both his BA and PhD in SIR, and had been teaching courses on peace and conflict resolution, terrorism and democracy, and various other foreign-policy topics since 2002.  His dissertation analyzed emotions in foreign policy decision-making, and political psychology was a core focus that he brought to his teaching.  

Those who knew Andrew also knew of his special interest in Irish history and the Northern Ireland peace process—and that he’d recently been designing a new course on “Famine and Genocide in International Relations.”   Andrew earlier directed the SIR Peace and Conflict Studies Program, and was also founding adviser to Trojans United for Peace and Conflict Resolution.  A caring teacher and conscientious adviser, Andrew had a devoted following among SIR students.

Please join us for a memorial service on February 4th at 12 pm at the University Religious Center Kilgore Chapel.

Please click here for a map to the Kilgore Chapel.


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Voices of SIR

SIR Welcomes Ethan Kapstein
January 14th, 2015
SOS B40  12:30pm - 1:50pm

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Arizona Centennial Professor of International Affairs and Senior Director for Research at the McCain Institute for International Leadership in Washington DC, a think-tank associated with Arizona State University. He is senior advisor at USIP.          

Kapstein is also a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development. He has previously held chaired positions at the University of Texas at Austin, INSEAD, and the University of Minnesota, has served as a Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Principal Administrator at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, and Executive Director of the Economics and National Security Program at Harvard University. He is a former international banker and has served as an officer in the United States Navy. http://www.ethankapstein.com/


Constructivism and Its Critics: Workshop at CIS

The Center for international Studies and the School of International Relations will hold a two-day workshop for graduate students and faculty Friday January 9th and Saturday January 10th, 2015. Participants include Nicholas Onuf, Audie Klotz, Ted Hopf, and many SIR alumni, including Laura Sjoberg, and Jarrod Hayes. Contact CIS to RSVP.


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SIR is part of the Dana and David Dornsife College of  Letters, Arts and Sciences. Once of the most popular majors in the College, we currently serve more than 800 undergraduate majors.SIR was founded as an offshoot of the 1922 Pan-American Conference on Education that brought together chancellors and university presidents from 22 countries to discuss the importance of education and to foster international understanding.

Professor Robert English is currently the Director of the School. 


Visiting Author Series: Rachel Kushner
Lecture: Reparations and the Human
Research Presentation by Samuel Andrew Hires

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