International Affairs

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 [...]

Alec Bernstein '11 (left) works on a project with David Brandes, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

May 6, 2013

Alec Bernstein ’11, Erin D’Amelio ’13, Nicole Dieterich ’13, and Chris Kelly ’13 Receive Fulbright Awards

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Alec Bernstein ’11, Erin D’Amelio ’13 (Mount Bethel, Pa.), Nicole Dieterich ’13 (Hewitt, N.J.), and Chris Kelly ’13 (Boyertown, Pa.) are recipients of the prestigious Fulbright award.  As a Fulbright scholar, Bernstein will travel to the West Bengal region of India to assess the sustainability of water systems; D’Amelio will travel to Malaysia through an [...]

Eddie Andujar ’15

April 24, 2013

Eddie Andujar ’15 Receives Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship

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Eddie Andujar ’15 (New York, N.Y.) will study human rights in Copenhagen, Denmark, this summer after receiving a Humanity in Action Fellowship. Awarded to 42 students from the United States, the highly competitive fellowship brings together international students and recent graduates to explore different national histories of discrimination and resistance to injustice, as well as [...]

Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States

April 23, 2013

Videos: Scenes and Speech Excerpts from Jimmy Carter’s visit

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Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, gave a lecture, “Reflections on Human Rights and Democracy,” at Lafayette College April 22. It was the inaugural Robert ’69 and Margaret Pastor Lecture in International Affairs. Carter gave his opinions on issues such as peace and civic engagement, and talked about his work on behalf of human rights, democracy, [...]

Tony Blair

April 9, 2013

Tony Blair Delivers 2013 Lives of Liberty Lecture

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Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, delivered the Lives of Liberty Lecture at Lafayette College April 8. His opening remarks included praise for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died earlier that day. Remarks by Tony Blair about late Margaret Thatcher receive international attention View images of Blair’s visit to [...]

Walter Oechsle ’57, center, holds the ceremonial shovel with President Daniel H. Weiss, left, and Edward W. Ahart ’69, chair of the Board of Trustees.

April 8, 2013

Photo Gallery: Lafayette Breaks Ground for Oechsle Center for Global Education

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The College held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Oechsle Center for Global Education April 6 at the site of building’s future location, along South College Drive south of Pardee Hall. The center is being made possible by the support of Walter Oechsle ’57 and his wife, the late Christa Huber Oechsle. Oechsle, an emeritus trustee [...]