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Current Affairs

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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Current Affairs

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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Asia

Evolution of Governance in Mongolia

By Edma Khishigdelger
The International Republican Institute (IRI) hosted The Evolution of Governance in Mongolia: From Autocracy to Decentralization event in its Democratic Governance Speakers Series on December 11, 2013. The event featured Erdeniin Bat-Üül, Mayor of Ulaanbaatar City, the capital of Mongolia. Other speakers were Steve Saunders, Alicia Camp…

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Culture

Student Perspective: Digital Diplomacy Conference

By Edma Khishigdelger
The Digital Diplomacy + SocialGood Conference took place at 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington D.C., at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) building on October 25, 2013. This event was organized by the United Nations Foundation (UNF).           …

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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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Asia

International Development Lecture: Mongolia's Development Strategy

VIU Center for Democracy and International Affairs is happy to announce the first in a series of International Developmentlectures, which focus on economic, political and cultural development of countries around the world. The first event will focuson a country very relevant to our students – Mongolia. As a land-locked nation between two great powers, Mongolia is in the…

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