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Welcome!
 

Welcome to the ACDIS newsletter! In this newsletter learn about the Second Jeremiah Sullivan Memorial Lecture, scholarship opportunities, and how to give to ACDIS. Good luck with finals!

 
 
Jeremiah Sullivan Memorial Lecture: The Strategies of Terrorism
 
 
  • Free and Open to the Public 
  • May 1st 5:00 - 6:00 pm 
  • Room 144 Loomis Laboratory of Physics 

John Lynn is a member of the ACDIS Core Faculty, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History, and 2017 recipient of the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize. His new book "Another Kind of War: The Nature and History of Terrorism" is to be released in July 2019.

In his forthcoming book, John Lynn argues that radical sub-state terrorism should be considered as a kind of war.  In this lecture, he will examine four strategies pursued by terrorist groups: intimidation, initiation, attrition, and evolution.  Lynn insists that since radical terrorism attempts to exert a large psychological impact through the commission of relatively small-scale physical violence, terrorism is fundamentally psychological warfare, a weaponizing of the emotions, that is best countered through knowledge, understanding, and perspective.

 

 
Scholarship Information
 

UK and Ireland Scholarship Information Session for Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Gates

  • Scholarship information session
  • May 1, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
  • 514 IUB

Join us to learn about a group of nationally competitive scholarships that fully fund graduate study in the United Kingdom and Ireland! This informational session and application workshop is targeted to juniors, seniors, and graduate or professional students, and will provide an overview of the Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes scholarships.  We will discuss basic eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and the application processes for these awards.  The latter portion of the event is designed to introduce some of the common application components for the scholarships and help participants start to develop content for them. Scholarship alumni will also be available to answer your questions about these awards. This is a great opportunity to strategize and get feedback on your ideas for your personal statement and other written portions of the applications.  The priority deadline for the Marshall scholarship is June 3, 2019, and the required campus deadline for many of the UK/Ireland scholarships is August 20, 2019, so now is the time to learn about the programs and get answers to your questions!

Sponsor: National and International Scholarships Program and Writers Workshop

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Fulbright Research Workshop

  • Scholarship information session
  • May 2, 4:00 - 5:00 pm 
  • 514 IUB

Every year, Illinois students from multiple colleges receive Fulbright grants to conduct research in various countries. Join us for a workshop that looks in depth at some commonalities to putting together a winning research grant application to help you best portray the characteristics Fulbright is seeking. We plan to have some recent Fulbright grantees on hand to share their application methods. Our goal is for you to leave the session with an outline and even a few sentences to start your statement of purpose essay for the Fulbright application.

You need not know your desired destination to benefit from this workshop. The session is targeted to undergraduates and recent alumni interested in pursuing a Fulbright Student Grant for Research in 2020-21.

Sponsor: National and International Scholarships Program

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The ACDIS Program has had an impact on untold numbers of faculty and students during its history.

Your generous gift to the Directors Fund will ensure future generations of University of Illinois students engage in the study of peace and security. Gifts to the Directors Fund honor the programs founders and former directors of ACDIS and supports student researchers.

Your gift to the Friends of ACDIS will support subscriptions and purchases for security-related publications for student access in our ACDIS library. Your gift will also support lectures, symposia, and conferences that concentrate on the ACDIS mission.

Gift transactions are confidential and secure. Please select the fund you would like to make a gift to, along with the amount, and you will be redirected to the University of Illinois Foundation’s secure Online Giving form.

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Have A Great Week and Good Luck on Finals!