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ACDIS Newsletter
 
 
Welcome!
 

Welcome to the ACDIS newsletter!  In this newsletter you will learn about upcoming security events, internship opportunities, and how to give to ACDIS. 

Security Events
 
 
 

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: reec@illinois.edu
 
 

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.

Trailer: https://mountainlake.org/blackout-in-puerto-rico-trailer-frontline-npr/

  • 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
 
Internship Information
 

It's never too late to begin thinking about obtaining some internship experiences.  Here are a few internship opportunities to take into consideration. 

 
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.

You gift to the Friends of ACDIS will support subscriptions and purchases for security- related publications for students 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 Oline Giving Form.

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