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Summer Teacher Institute: Energy & the Global Environment

Learn and discuss how concerns over energy scarcity and energy sustainability can be translated into creative classroom instruction. Read More »

Former CIS Director wins India’s prestigious Padma Bhushan Award

Susanne Rudolph, director of CIS from 2001-2002, to be honored by President Mukherjee for distinguished service to the nation. Read More »

WATCH NOW: Masha Gessen & Bernardine Dohrn on Pussy Riot

Author Masha Gessen in conversation with Bernardine Dohrn about her acclaimed book on the Russian activist group Pussy Riot. Read More »

Land Grabs and the Politics of Biofuels

In the first event of the Quarter focusing on Biofuels, three researchers addressed a full room at Classics about the social implications of the global rise in demand for oil palm and sugar cane for biofuel production. Read More »

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How Creativity Helps Build Identities and Nations

Political Science professor Dennis Galvan presents the Spring Quarter African Studies Distinguished Lecture.

The Arab Spring and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy

Shadi Hamid talks about his latest book and the importance of understanding the rise of Islamists in Middle East politics.

PGE Shapes National Green Restaurant Certification

New standard for sustainable industry practices is based on research by students working with Environmental Studies lecturer Sabina Shaikh.

The US, Russia, and Bridging the East-West Divide

As attention turns to Russia and the Sochi Olympics, Ambassador Ian Kelly discusses US-Russia relations.

Looking at the Legacy of Conflict in Afghanistan

Journalist Robert Nickelsberg examines the history and legacies of war in Afghanistan through 25 years of photographs.

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