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Congratulations to Professor David Kang! Professor Kang won a prestegious USC Mellon Award for mentoring postdoctoral students. Kang is Director of the Korean Studies Institute, and Professor of International Relations and Business.

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A Talk with Milan Panic: Please join the School of International Relations Director Robert English for an informal conversation with International Businessman and former Yugoslavian Prime Minister Milan Panic on April 22nd, in the Tutor Campus Center Forum (450) at 3:00PM

"FROZEN CONFLICTS" a Global Citizens Conference

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Conrad N. Hilton Center for Business, Loyola Marymount University

Sponsored by:
Chapman University's Center for Global Education
Loyola Marymount University
USC Center for International Studies
USC School for International Relations
Los Angeles World Affairs Council
Atlantic Council

In the world today, there are numerous simmering conflicts of neither overt hostilities nor resolution. This conference will examine several of these controversies that have been “frozen” in place. Despite attempts to bring closure to these armed standoffs—some attempts have gone on for decades—the sides remain eyeing each other warily. Clearly, something must change with the dispute resolution models that are being followed. At this conference, we hope to discover commonalities among the conflicts, and explore new ideas to resolve them.


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. 

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