February 28: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Elizabeth Mahoney is the Head of International Training and manages international seminars and courses for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She will teach us about the history of the Federal Reserve, their structure and the international role of the New York Fed.

Dealy Hall E-530 Economics Conference Room 4-5pm


March 7: Annual IPED Alumni Night

Fordham IPED is turning 40 this year! Celebrate with fellow IPED Alumni, faculty and students on March 7 at the 12th Floor Lowenstein Lounge of Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus. Cocktails begin at 6:30 PM.

March 13: Council on Foreign Relations Conference Call-In: The Future of the European Union

The speaker will be Charles Kupchan, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He is also professor of international affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Government at Georgetown University. Kupchan served as special assistant for European Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) in the Obama administration. He was also director for European Affairs on the NSC during the first Clinton administration.

Dealy Hall E-530 Economics Conference Room 1-2p

March 13: Swanstrom-Baerwalds Award Ceremony

This year’s Swanstrom-Baerwalds Award Ceremony will be honoring John Briggs from the IPED Class of 2009.  He is currently the head of programming for Catholic Relief Services in Guatemala where he leads CRS’s work in sustainable agriculture, nutrition, emergency response, education, youth development, and migration in the country.

Keating 1st Auditorium 5:30-6:30 PM. A small reception will be held at Keating Rotunda immediately following the program.

March 14: Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services is the official humanitarian agency of the US Catholic Church that provides emergency response and development programs primarily for the world’s most poor and vulnerable. Learn more about CRS and the opportunities they have for current students and recent graduates. Josh Voges, MA IPED  Fordham University graduate, will present

Dealy Hall E-530 Economics Conference Room 4-5p


April 3: Council on Foreign Relations Conference Call-In: Japan’s Defense Priorities

The speaker will be Sheila A. Smith, an expert on Japanese politics and senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She is the author of multiple books on Japanese politics and her current research focuses on how geostrategic change in Asia is shaping Japan’s strategic choices. Smith is vice chair of the U.S. advisers to the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange and teaches as an adjunct professor at the Asian Studies Department of Georgetown University.

Dealy Hall E-530 Economics Conference Room 1-2p

April 17:Council on Foreign Relations Conference Call-In: International Security Under Changing Climate Conditions

The speaker will be Joshua W. Busby, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Busby has published widely on climate change, global health, transnational advocacy movements and U.S. foreign policy for various think tanks and academic journals, including International Security, International Studies Quarterly, and more. He was one of the lead researchers on a five-year, $7.6 million project funded by the Department of Defense called “Climate Change and African Political Stability” (CCAPS).

Dealy Hall Room TBA 1-2p