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Distinguished young alumnus to address President Obama’s second-term foreign policy agenda and the challenges of sustaining American global leadership

When Apr 25, 2014
from 12:15 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 124 Sparks Building
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Sean Misko, ’04 international politics and media studies, is a member of the U.S. State Department's Policy Planning Staff. In addition to leading the State Department's work on the Obama Administration's second-term National Security Strategy, he advises the Secretary of State on U.S. policy toward South Asia and the Middle East. From 2009-2012, Misko served as Special Advisor to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) and coordinated negotiation of the U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement, which provides a framework for U.S.-Afghan relations following the withdrawal of combat forces. Misko was also involved in efforts to facilitate a political settlement of the Afghanistan conflict. Prior to joining Ambassador Richard Holbrooke’s SRAP team, Misko worked as a policy advisor to U.S. Central Command. He also served as a special assistant in the Office of Management and Budget’s National Security Division, Presidential Management Fellow in the State Department’s Office of Iranian Affairs, and briefly as a Roberts Intelligence Fellow and political analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. Misko also holds a Master of Public Policy in International Security and Political Economy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He has been recognized by the Center for a New American Security as a 2014 Next Generation National Security Leader, the German Marshall Fund as a 2013 Young Strategist, and was a 2011 Manfred Wörner Fellow. In 2012, the Penn State Alumni Association recognized Misko with its Alumni Achievement Award. No RSVP required. Participants may bring lunch. Beverage provided.

New Faces in Political Methodology VII Conference

When Apr 26, 2014
from 08:45 AM to 04:30 PM
Where B001 Sparks (the 'Databasement')
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Contact Phone 814-867-2720
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The Penn State Quantitative Social Science Initiative (QuaSSI) is pleased to present New Faces in Political Methodology VII , a conference featuring presentations of work from current graduate students studying at programs around the U.S.  The conference is being held on Saturday, April 26th, 8:45a-4:30p in the Databasement (B001 Sparks) .  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for guests. All are welcome to attend. We hope you will join us!

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ARC Undergraduate Research Exhibition

When Oct 04, 2014
from 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Where Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Club Room
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Contact Phone 814-865-6144
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The Africana Research Center will host an Undergraduate Research Exhibition in recognition of undergraduate students who have conducted outstanding research on issues affecting the African Diaspora.
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