From our Diplomat-in-Residence: International Education Week, November 17-21

IEWlogo

by Ana Escrogima, New York Metro Diplomat-in-Residence

Greetings from your State Department Diplomat-in-Residence for the New York Metro area! Since I began in September, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting students, faculty, and administrative teams from schools across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. I have seen firsthand just how strong an interest there is in international study and work opportunities as students seek to travel the world, strengthen core skills, and gain insight into future career options.

Continue reading “From our Diplomat-in-Residence: International Education Week, November 17-21”

Advertisements

April 15: Walter Russell Mead on the “Asia Pivot”

Next Monday, April 15, the Colin Powell Center of Leadership and Service will host Walter Russell Mead, the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College and former Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Walter Russell Mead
Walter Russell Mead

Next Monday, April 15, the Colin Powell Center of Leadership and Service will host Walter Russell Mead, the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College and former Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. His lecture, “America’s ‘Asia Pivot’ in a Time of Upheaval: The Pacific Isn’t Looking Pacifistic,” is co-presented by the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in International Relations in the CCNY Department of Political Science.

Mead’s lecture will focus on America’s relationship with Asia. In February he visited the topic of the so-called “pivot to Asia” on his blog, which runs on the website of the American Interest, a think tank he helped found. The essay discusses the Obama administration’s Asia policy and Chinese commentators’ observations and impressions of the incoming secretary of state, John Kerry. You can read that essay and others at Via Meadia.

The lecture will be held from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM in the Spitzer Gallery at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, 141 Convent Avenue. RSVP for the event here.

Thurs. Feb. 28: “Post-Atlantic America: A Conversation with Reihan Salam”

Join us on February 28 for the Inaugural Anne and Bernard Spitzer Lecture: “Post-Atlantic America: A Conversation with Reihan Salam” Reihan Salam, a policy analyst, is the lead writer of National Review online’s The Agenda, a policy adviser at Economics 21, a fellow of the National Review Institute, a CNN contributor, and a contributing editor of National Affairs. He

Reihan SalamJoin us on February 28 at 4:30 p.m. for the Inaugural Anne and Bernard Spitzer Symposium: “Post-Atlantic America: A Conversation with Reihan Salam” Reihan Salam, a policy analyst, is the lead writer of National Review online’s The Agenda, a policy adviser at Economics 21, a fellow of the National Review Institute, a CNN contributor, and a contributing editor of National Affairs. He will be joined in conversation with Raj Menon, the Bernard Spitzer chair in International Relations, and Dan DiSalvo, assistant professor of political science at City College. Continue reading “Thurs. Feb. 28: “Post-Atlantic America: A Conversation with Reihan Salam””

Kofi Annan to Speak at City College Friday, February 8

On Friday, February 8, Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, will deliver a special guest lecture at City College. His appearance, sponsored by the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service, marks the publication of his collected papers, a joint six-year CCNY-Yale project, led by principle investigator Jean Krasno. Professor Krasno is the Center’s initiative director for multilateral diplomacy and international organizations.

Kofi Annan will deliver a lecture at CCNY on February 8 at 10 a.m. Photo: Creative Commons/Alberto CabelloOn Friday, February 8, Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, will deliver a special guest lecture at City College. His appearance, sponsored by the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service, marks the publication of his collected papers, a joint six-year CCNY-Yale project, led by principle investigator Jean Krasno. Professor Krasno is the Center’s initiative director for multilateral diplomacy and international organizations. Continue reading “Kofi Annan to Speak at City College Friday, February 8”

Center Alumnus Ethan Frisch: Working for Change in Afghanistan

Colin Powell Leadership Alumnus Ethan Frisch (2006–2008) is now working in Afghanistan with the Aga Khan Foundation, a humanitarian organization. We recently followed-up with Ethan to learn more about his work, goals, and trajectory.

efrisch_crop_vhColin Powell Leadership Alumnus Ethan Frisch (2006–2008) is now working in Afghanistan with the Aga Khan Foundation, a humanitarian organization. We recently followed up with Ethan to learn more about his work, goals, and trajectory.

What are you doing in Afghanistan?
I’m working for the Aga Khan Foundation–Afghanistan as the national program coordinator for engineering, helping to oversee the administration of grants dealing with physical infrastructure and engineering projects in northern Afghanistan. I’m based at AKF’s headquarters in Kabul, working closely with our regional teams and traveling regularly throughout the five provinces in which AKF works. Continue reading “Center Alumnus Ethan Frisch: Working for Change in Afghanistan”