College of Charleston Hosts 84th Meeting of SECOL

Due to the efforts of Drs. Ricard Viñas-de-Puig (Organizer) and Elizabeth Martínez-Gibson (Co-Organizer), the College of Charleston sponsored the 84th Meeting of the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics on March 8-11, 2017.  CofC students Bethany Blamphin and Torrie Buchanan also collaborated with their research presentations.  Click here for the complete conference program.

The following co-sponsored this event:

Linguistics Program
Department of Hispanic Studies
School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs
Avery Research Center
Office of Institutional Diversity

LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Series Spring 2017

On Thursday, April 13th at 4:30pm the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs will be hosting its 2nd World Affairs Colloquium Series.

Ambassador Cameron Munter, Chief Executive Officer and President of the EastWest Institute will be presenting “The New Diplomacy: In the Trump Era“.

Ambassador Munter has been a career diplomat, serving in some of the most conflict-ridden areas of the globe. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan from 2010-2012, while leading a 2,500- employee embassy. Previously he served as Ambassador to Serbia.
Ambassador Munter also served twice in Iraq, leading the first Provincial Reconstruction Team in Mosul and then overseeing U.S. civilian and military cooperation in planning the drawdown of U.S. troops. In Europe, he served in the Czech Republic and Poland, where he helped manage the American contribution to those countries’ integration into the global economy. He was a Director at the National Security Council at the White House, and had numerous other domestic assignments at the State Department in Washington. Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Munter taught European history at the University of California Los Angeles. He also has been Professor of International Relations at Pomona College in Claremont, taught at Columbia University School of Law, was a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and has two honorary doctoral degrees.

The event will be held on April 13, 2017 at 4:30pm in the
Alumni Center, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, 86 Wentworth St.

This event is Free and Open to the Public.

 

 

Bethany Blamphin, Spanish Major, to Present at Conference

Bethany Blamphin, Spanish major, will present her project “Intercultural Competence in the Language Classroom: Practices and Beliefs of Foreign Language Teachers in the US” at the annual Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference at Elon University on March 31 – April 1, 2017.

Model UN Weekend 2014

We would like to thank all of the participants in College of Charleston’s Model United Nations this past weekend. A total of 144 delegates representing 45 member states in 4 committees were present. Students had the opportunity to practice the skills of international diplomacy, negotiation, constructively discuss current global issues, accrue leadership skills and develop public speaking techniques during the two day event. A special thanks to Dr. Max Kovalov in Political Science for his efforts in recruitment, organization and execution of this event.

For more details on this year’s Model UN and for information on the future of this event, visit http://modelun.cofc.edu/.

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