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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

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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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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Africa

US to Support Mission in Central African Republic

By Edma Khishigdelger
U.S. Africa Command will transport troops in Burundi to Central African Republic. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed that the United States military will transport troops in Burundi to Central African Republic. Last week’s Muslim-Christian clashes left about 400 dead in Bangui. The U.S. Africa Command will coordinate wi…

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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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