Welcome to the ACDIS newsletter! In this newsletter you will learn about upcoming security events, internship opportunities, and how to give to ACDIS.
ACDIS Luncheon on Opportunities for Women in Arms Control
Please join us in welcoming Sarah Bidgood and David Schmerler to campus with a Q&A session focusing on challenges, opportunities, and careers in the nonproliferation and arms control field.
- Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
- Sarah Bidgood & David Schmerler
- 12:00 PM
- Armory Room 345
- 505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign
- Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
- Please RSVP by 9/27 ACDIS@ILLINOIS.EDU
Framing the Global Immigrant Challenge: Evidence from Tweets Sent by Elected Representatives
Professor Laitin’s presentation applies text analysis and machine learning tools to an analysis of social media, to determine where migration issues are most salient, whether the messages focus on economic challenges or legal rights, and whether sentiments change with significant events, such as terrorist attacks or mass deaths of drowned asylum seekers. By analyzing the data from millions of tweets sent by elected representatives on issues relating to immigration and refugees, Professor Laitin aims to define a measurable pulse of how elites across the globe represent the immigration issue to their constituents.
- Thursday, October 17th, 2019
- Davide D. Laitin
- 4:00 PM
- Auditorium, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
- 1205 W. Clark Street, Urbana
- Hosted by: Center for Global Studies
WMD Nonproliferation and Arms Control: Challenges, Opportunities, and Careers
The international community faces no shortage of challenges when it comes to preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. The crisis in US-Russia relations, the slow pace of nuclear disarmament, the future of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, and the emergence of new technologies with military applications–these are just a few of the issues that nuclear policy professionals are working to address today.
- Sponsor: LAS Global Studies
- Location: 1002 Lincoln Hall
- Date: Oct 1, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM
- Speaker: Sarah Bidgood and Dave Schmerler
- Cost: Free and open to the public
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLACS Movie Night. "Blackout in Puerto Rico"
Film presentation. Q & A with Dr. Antonio Sotomayor, Associate Professor, Librarian for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University Library & Dr. José Atiles, Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology.
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.
- Event Type: Film Screening
- Sponsor: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
- Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Date: Sep 26, 2019 6:00 PM
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