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ACDIS Newsletter
 
 
Welcome!
 

Welcome to the ACDIS newsletter! We hope everyone is having a great start to the semester. In this newsletter you will learn about the updated giving page for ACDIS, upcoming security events on campus, and information for scholarships and fellowships that you might be interested in.

 
Give to ACDIS
 

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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Security Events
 

 

Sept 17th - Sept 27th

Conversations on Europe Videoconference series: "Understanding the Gilet Jaunes/Yellow vests movement in France"

  • Security-related Lecture hosted by the European Union Center
  • Sept. 17th 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at International Studies Building, Rm. 232

Conversations On Europe connects top experts from around the United States and Europe to discuss contemporary issues facing Europe and the Transatlantic relationship. Using both personal and institutional videoconference technology, panelists take questions and interact with audiences at Pitt and at remote sites in the US and Europe. Conversations On Europe is free and open to the public.

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Panel: Amazon Burning

  • Security-related Lecture hosted by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies
  • Sept 18th 1:00 pm at International Studies Building, Rm 101

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Unaccompained Immigrant Kids in the United States: the Journey and the Destination

  • Security-related Lecture hosted by the Center for Global Studies 
  • Sept 18th 12:00 - 1:00 pm at Main Library, Rm 106

This talk will provide a brief history of the unaccompanied immigrant child phenomenon in the United States. Why they come, how they come, how they are treated once they arrive and what real options they have for finding stability in the United States.

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Flooding and the Poor in South Africa: Analyzing Urban Environments Using the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index

  • Security-related Lecture hosted by the Center for African Studies
  • Sept 18th 12:00 pm at International Studies Building, Rm 101

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How to Realize China: 30 Years After Tiananmen Square

  • Security-related Seminar/Symposium hosted by the Center for Advanced Study
  • Sept 19 6:30 pm at the Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium

In this lecture, Wang Dan poses the hypothetical question: If the Tiananmen Square Protests had succeeded, what would China look like today? He will give a first-hand account of the protests and his dreams of a democratic China. Ronald E. Yates will provide the introduction and serve as moderator for the discussion following the lecture.

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Becoming an Activist in Morocco: Political Socialization and Intergenerational Transmission in the Biographies of Young Protesters

  • Security-related Lecture hosted by CSAMES
  • Sept. 24th 12:00 pm at Lucy Ellis Lounge; 707 S. Mathews Ave, Urbana

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CLACS Movie Night: "Blackout in Puerto Rico"

  • Security-related Film Screening hosted by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Sept 26th 6:00 pm at Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Language Building, Rm 1080

FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria — examining how the federal response, Wall Street and years of neglect have left the island struggling to survive.