International Affairs

Malahat Mazaher '16

March 25, 2014

Education Opens Doors for Malahat Mazaher ’16

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Malahat Mazaher ’16  is eager to help connect young people in her home country of Afghanistan with educational opportunities. “Women’s education, and for that matter, education for everyone in the country, is the key to a progressive, secure, and developed Afghanistan,” says Mazaher, a double major in economics and international affairs. Mazaher first traveled to the [...]

Nicola Coakley ’15 and Kidane Kinney ’15

March 3, 2014

Nicola Coakley ’15 and Kidane Kinney ’15 Explore Urban Studies around the World

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For Nicola Coakley ’15 (Devon, Pa.) and Kidane Kinney ’15 (Staten Island, N.Y.), their semester abroad did not involve just one country, but four. “Sao Paulo was a very busy city, which reminded me a lot of New York City,”  says Kinney, who is majoring in international affairs. ”I loved the food and samba music there. [...]

Chantal Pasquarello '02

November 15, 2013

Chantal Pasquarello ’02 Defends Human Rights

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By Kate Helm No risk, no reward. That’s what Chantal Pasquarello ’02 has learned working to promote freedom and social justice around the world. “I try to remain open to opportunities that arise. They may seem terrifying or risky at the time, but generally, nothing worth doing is easy,” says Pasquarello, deputy director of Freedom [...]

The students relax with some of the villagers.

October 30, 2013

Students and Faculty Work with Honduran Villagers to Minimize Effects of Flooding

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty worked with residents of Lomitas, Honduras, to help improve stormwater drainage in the village, which experiences regular flooding. The project is part of Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP), with funding from the National Science Foundation International Research Experience for [...]

Hannah Klein ’11 and Max Jones ’15 in Philadelphia

October 14, 2013

Max Jones ’15 Learns and Serves in Philadelphia City Government

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Erik “Max” Jones ’15 hopes to take the skills he learned from his time in local government to a future of service outside the country. This summer, he served as a community engagement intern with Philly311, Philadelphia’s non-emergency hotline. “As an international affairs major, working in the City of Philadelphia government may seem strange,” says [...]

Alexander Amador ’15 (right) with a friend in Cuba

August 4, 2013

Alexander Amador ’15 Explores His Roots While Studying in Cuba

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Many people are drawn to Cuba by the allure of days gone by, phenomenal music, or the idea of the nation as a communist stronghold by America’s backdoor. But for Alexander Amador ’15 (Fairfield, Conn.), his decision to study for a semester at the University of Havana had a more personal motivation: He wanted to discover his identity as [...]

Charles "Chip" Bergh '79

July 23, 2013

CEO Charles “Chip” Bergh ’79 Recharges Levi Strauss

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By Andrew Faught When Chip Bergh ’79 became president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. in 2011, the iconic American company’s sales had dropped from a peak in 1996 of $7.1 billion to the $4 billion range through the 2000s. “I tell people I was only going to do the hard thing in my [...]

Lucien Bruggeman ’14 (l-r), Cameron Roche ’13, and Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government and law

July 17, 2013

Students and Prof. Elizabeth Suhay Research Political Expression in Blogs

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The Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011 inspired plenty of debate, much of which played out in blogs. Since that fall, Elizabeth Suhay, assistant professor of government and law, has been studying blog discussions on the topic to explore how emotions and political identity motivate people to conform to the political views expressed by their [...]

Andy Munoz '15, left, makes a new friend.

June 12, 2013

Eddie Andujar ’15 and Andy Muñoz ’15 Receive Gilman Scholarships to Study in Costa Rica

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International affairs majors Eddie Andujar ’15 (New York, N.Y.) and Andy Muñoz ’15 (New York, N.Y.) have received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study in San José, Costa Rica, for the fall semester. Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the scholarships provide grants of up [...]

Inku Subedi ’05 shares a laugh with faculty.

May 7, 2013

Alumni Work with Faculty and Students Through New Partnership

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In early April Lafayette alumni returned to campus to speak with students, but in a new way.  Through the Faculty/Alumni Partnership, alumni in the fields of English, mathematics, international affairs, and anthropology & sociology came back for a day in classes, networking with and providing career advice for students, and catching up with faculty and [...]