International Affairs

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 [...]

Rebecca Slotkin ’14

January 9, 2013

Rebecca Slotkin ’14 Connects Environment and International Affairs in China

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Last summer, Rebecca Slotkin ’14 (Verona, N.J.) traveled to Kunming in southwest China for a seven-week program that took her throughout the region, as well as Thailand and Laos. It was such an inspiring experience that she returned to study in Beijing during the fall semester. “I had been studying Chinese for a while and [...]

China

January 2, 2013

Three Students Receive Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Three Lafayette students are recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which will help fund their study-abroad experiences this spring.  Joel Vargas ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) will travel to the Czech Republic, Nam Nguyen ’14 (Washington, D.C.) to China, and Edwin Liriano ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) to Spain. Sponsored by the Bureau [...]

Kelsey Lantz '13 meets with residents of a village outside of Kampala.

November 30, 2012

Kelsey Lantz ’13 Takes on Water Management in Uganda

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 As a sophomore EXCEL Scholar, Kelsey Lantz ’13 (Washington, Pa) wanted to find empirical raw data to plug into the computer model she’d been developing with Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, to calculate the costs of maintaining rural water systems. Her research led her to a [...]

Tony Blair

November 27, 2012

Tony Blair to Speak at Lafayette April 8

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Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will deliver a major address at Lafayette 4 p.m. Monday, April 8. His speech, “Learning and Leading in a Changing World,” will be the College’s Lives of Liberty Lecture for 2012-13. The event is free but tickets will be required. All tickets are non-transferable, [...]

Election Night 2012

November 7, 2012

Live from Farinon, it’s the Election Night Broadcast

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 It’s just 30 minutes until Lafayette’s 50 States of Grey election night broadcast goes live. Twitter anchor Gina Morrone ’14 exchanges a few words with the social media and marketing team as her fellow classmates get prepped in the TV studio set up in Farinon College Center. “We’re trying to bring [...]

Alex Charchalis '15 and Maddie Laskoski '13 tape a promo for Lafayette's election night coverage at PBS Channel 39's studio in Bethlehem.

October 31, 2012

Behind the Scenes of Lafayette’s Student-Run Election Night Broadcast

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Election Day is quickly approaching.  For Lafayette’s election-night broadcast team that means there isn’t much time before going on-air live to potentially millions of viewers. The College has partnered with WLVT Channel 39, the PBS affiliate in the Lehigh Valley, to produce the live, student-run election-night broadcast named “Fifty States of Grey.” Tune in Tuesday, [...]

Anne-Marie Slaughter

October 26, 2012

Princeton Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter Discusses Political Hot Spots in Inaugural Class of 1961 Lecture

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Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter spoke before a packed house Oct. 24 in Colton Chapel. Her talk, “The Big Picture: Beyond Hot Spots and Crises in Our Interconnected World,” was the inaugural lecture of the Class of 1961 International Speaker Series. Slaughter, the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, [...]

Daniela Filip ’15 and Professor Nandini Sikand edit film in Skillman Library.

October 23, 2012

Daniela Filip ’15 Contributes to Two Films by Professor Nandini Sikand

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Working with an accomplished filmmaker this summer gave Daniela Filip ’15 a big boost in fulfilling her dream of becoming a filmmaker herself. A double major in film & media studies and international affairs, she edited video, collected research, acquired permissions for shooting footage, and performed other work as an EXCEL [...]