International Affairs

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 [...]

Grossman House

April 1, 2013

Lafayette Celebrates Initiatives in Global Education

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Lafayette will celebrate two major initiatives in global education this weekend. A dedication ceremony will be held for Grossman House, a special residence housing 25 students interested in global topics, 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 5. A groundbreaking ceremony for the Oechsle Center for Global Education will be held 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Grossman House, [...]

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

March 31, 2013

19 Students Invited to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Nineteen students have been invited to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 11-13 at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. This is Lafayette’s 26th year of [...]

Jenna Gowell ’16 and Paul Brodeur ’86 at the Massachusetts State House

March 26, 2013

Students Learn Local Politics with Massachusetts State Rep. Paul Brodeur ’86

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“Before this experience, I had written off the idea of holding a governmental office because I thought it was unattainable.  This externship showed me that becoming a part of the government is a realistic and attainable goal.  Representative Brodeur showed me that ordinary people can hold offices and often do the best job at it, [...]

Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States

February 5, 2013

President Jimmy Carter to Speak at Lafayette April 22

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Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, will deliver an address at Lafayette College 4 p.m. Monday, April 22. The address, “Reflections on Human Rights and Democracy,” will held outdoors on the Quad. The event is free and open to the public. Bags and packages will not be permitted. The lecture will be streamed [...]

Melissa Persaud '08

January 11, 2013

Melissa Persaud ’08 Establishes Computer Lab for Women in Cameroon

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In the spirit of expanding opportunities for girls and women in underdeveloped countries, Melissa Persaud ’08, a community enterprise volunteer with the Peace Corps, helped build a computer lab/multimedia center in Garoua, Cameroon. Adult women are using the lab to develop computer skills necessary to prepare business plans needed to apply for bank loans and charitable funding [...]