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Forum on the Syrian Refugee Crisis Draws Large Crowd

Almost 100 people packed the Virginia International University Village Drive Conference Room for a conference on…

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A Peaceful Mission: Ukraine' s Presidential Elections

As the eyes of the world turn towards Ukraine’s elections, one of VIU’s own is there to help. Dr. Klara Bilgin, Dean of VIU School of Public and International Affairs is taking part in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission to observe the early Presidential election in Ukraine. Dr. Bilgin will be one of 900 observers from 27 participating countri…

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Syria's Humanitarian Crisis and the International Response

By Edma Khishigdelger

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Oxfam America co-hosted the “Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis and the International Response” event on March 12, 2014. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres and two civil society activists: Rajaa Altalli and Dr. Rim Turkmani addressed the hum…

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2014 State of the Union

By Edma Khishigdelger
As a tradition, all United States Presidents give their State of the Union Speeches every year. On January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama delivered his sixth speech, addressing his nation, since he took the Oval Office. Each year, speeches differ according to the events that are occurring inside the United States and in the world; and each Pr…

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Student Perspective: Political Rally with President Obama

By Verena M Goetz, photos courtesy of Paulette Zegarra Hernandez
This Sunday’s Democratic rally was a great experience as an international student. The chance to get to be in the same room as many Senators, Congressmen, possible future governor of Virginia and, of course, the president of the United States, was priceless.
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Student Perspective: The Virginia Governor's Campaign


By Edma Khishigdelger
The Virginia Governor’s Campaign: Organization, Issues and Outreach event took place at the Waples Mill conference room of Virginia International University (VIU) on October 18, 2013. The Center for Democracy and International Affairs (CDIA) of VIU organized its first official event, featuring…

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Asia

Report on Russia in APEC 2011-2013 to be Published Monday

Washington, DC - On the eve of the 2013 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit, held in Bali, Indonesia on October 5-7, 2013, the VIU Center for Democracy and International Affairs will publish a report on Russian involvement in APEC in the period surrounding their chairmanship. The report, Russia in APEC 2011-2013: The Turn Towards APR, was prepared by Katherine M…

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American Democracy in Action Inaugural Event: the Virginia Governor’s Campaign

VIU Center for Democracy and International Affairs is happy to announce the first in a series of American Democracy in Action seminars, which focus on the practical aspects of American governance. The first event will center around an issue relevant for our geographical area – the Virginia governor race. The Virginia Governor’s Campaign: Organization, Issues and Outrea…

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