Fordham’s Beta Mu Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho Honored with Chapter Spotlight Award

On Monday, November 28, representatives from the National Office of Sigma Iota Rho–the Honor Society for International Studies–visited Fordham University. Dr. Frank Plantan, President of Sigma Iota Rho (SIR), and Mark Castillo, Senior Liaison Officer, presented the Chapter Spotlight Award during a luncheon on Fordham’s Rose Hill campus. “The Chapter Spotlight Award is given to […]

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IPED Internships: UNDP Equator Initiative – Katie McCann

As part of her internship at UNDP’s Equator Initiative, Katie McCann attended the IUCN World Conservation Congress(WCC) in Honolulu Hawai’i. This year’s WCC’s theme was “Planet at the Crossroads.” The Equator Initiative participated by hosting Community Kauhale ‘Ōiwi, or community dialogues, each day of the conference. Community dialogues aim to bring together environmental leaders of […]

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Language Immersion Study Award: David Masagbor – Egypt

I studied Arabic for a period of 6 weeks at the Arab Academy in downtown Cairo. Arab Academy offers courses in both colloquial and classical Arabic. Having lived in Egypt before and having an acceptable grasp of colloquial Arabic, I chose to study the classical form of the language. Arab Academy is an exceptional institution. […]

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2016 Washington, D.C. Career Trip

On Thursday and Friday, November 3rd and 4th, IPED went to Washington, D.C. for the annual Washington, D.C. Career Trip The IPED students began the trip at Elephant and Castle to meet with representatives from the International Trade Administration (ITA). The discussions began with Israly Echegaray, an IPED alumna, who now works with the ITA […]

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Recap & Response: Poverty and Violence

On September 23, 2016, CAPP-USA and Fordham University co-sponsored a conference called “Pope Francis’ Call for Escaping Poverty: Practical Examples and New Proposals.” The conference examined the definition and measurement of poverty and proposed specific, practical efforts which operationalize Pope Francis’ insistence that people “be dignified agents of their own destiny.” What follows is the […]

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