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Tuesday Tea with Dr. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe


October 10,  2:30-4:30 p.m.
Collings Hall, 1st Floor Lobby


Images of Environmental Justice in the Americas: An Indigenous Cultural Dialogue

October 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, Robert S. Kerr Auditorium


Photography as Indigenous Resistance

October 11,  Noon-1 p.m.
Farzaneh Hall 145


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September 26, 2023

IAS Professor Mark Raymond Cited in The Economist

Raymond co-authored an op-ed for The Diplomat that was referenced in a September 21 article in The Economist, "China's Claim to the South China Sea Gets Even Odder."

September 12, 2023

IAS Associate Professor Fabio de Sa e Silva Wins 2023 Law and Society Association Article Prize

Fabio de Sa e Silva, Associate Professor of International Studies and Wick Cary Professor of Brazilian Studies in the Department of International & Area Studies, was just awarded the 2023 Law and Society Association Article Prize for his 2021 article, “Relational legal consciousness and anticorruption: Lava Jato, social media interactions, and the co-production of law’s detraction in Brazil (2017–2019)” in Law & Society Review.

September 11, 2023

Student Group from OU’s Partner University in Mexico to Screen Documentary on Campus

On Tuesday, September 12, two students from OU’s partner university in Mexico, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), will be hosting a screening of their new documentary, Tijuana: Ciudad de Migrantes. The event is sponsored by the OU Center for the Americas, and representatives from Education Abroad will be present with information about study abroad opportunities at OU’s Mexican study center, OU in Puebla.

September 07, 2023

OU College of International Studies To Host Leading Academic Journal

Beginning in fall 2023, the David L. Boren College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma will host International Theory, a journal of international politics, law and philosophy. Mark Raymond, Wick Cary Associate Professor of International Relations in the Department of International and Area Studies and Associate Director for International Security Policy at the Oklahoma Aerospace and Defense Innovation Institute, will serve as the journal’s associate editor.

September 07, 2023

Sooner Magazine: A Safe Haven for Scholars

Read the article in Sooner Magazine about the Omar Khayyam Scholars-at-Risk Program at OUt. Named for the famed Persian philosopher and scientist and led by former College of International Studies Dean Scott Fritzen, the program offers visiting positions to academics displaced from their countries due to conflict or restricted freedoms.

August 29, 2023

CIS Alumni Sarah Ex and Erin Eskew Named Winners of 2023 Oklahoma NextGen Under 30

NextGen Under 30 recognizes and encourages the next generation of innovative, creative, and inspiring individuals who push the boundaries in various categories of endeavor. In addition, award winners are selected based upon their participation in and contribution to their communities. A panel of respected business and civic leaders serve as judges.

August 28, 2023

IAS Professor Samer Shehata Publishes New Edited Volume

International & Area Studies Associate Professor Samer Shehata has published a new edited volume, The Struggle to Reshape the Middle East in the 21st Century, with Edinburgh University Press. The book examines how regional turbulence following the 2003 Iraq war and the 2011 Arab uprisings impacted domestic politics and regional policies of key states in the Middle East.

August 21, 2023

IAS Professor Rachel Schwartz Quoted in USA Today

The article discusses the election in Guatemala. Rachel Schwartz is an assistant professor of international & area studies whose research focuses on the legacies of armed conflict, statebuilding, corruption, and human rights in Central America.

August 08, 2023

Video: Choose Your Adventure with OU Education Abroad

Studying abroad provides an opportunity to discover new cultures, broaden your perspective, and gain a competitive edge in a globalized world. Over 30% of OU students engage with global opportunities all over the world each year. Watch Education Abroad's new promotional video to find out more.

May 15, 2023

Congratulations to Our 2023 Award Winners!

Now that the 2022-23 academic year has drawn to a close, we'd like to recognize our many talented students who have won scholarships and awards — some within the college and some campus-wide. We're incredibly proud of our International and Area Studies majors and minors, our international students, and OU students who received scholarships for study abroad and language study.


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