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Weekly Newsletters

Our weekly newsletters detailing international and comparative studies events on campus and in the Houston community. Events should be email us by Thursday the week before the event.

 

News and Events

About CICS Activities and Events

CICS sponsors a number of activities throughout the year and encourages the interest in international and comparative studies. In 2012-2013, CICS brought more than six nationally recognized speakers to campus to discuss current affairs with students, faculty and the Houston community. The Center also orchestrated a conference on oil and gas development in Latin America and brought local and national experts together for the UH and broader Houston community. In 2014, CICS has hosted speakers and experts on international relations between the US and India, Iran, and Russia, along with an expert on Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. CICS also hopes to sponsor research projects on topics including culture and democracy, oil nationalization, and the prediction of state collapse. These projects will involve UH faculty and students at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

 

Upcoming Events

CICS would like to thank all of its members, guest lecturers, and students who participated in the 2013-2014 lecture series! Stay tuned for a list of future events and lectrues for the 2014-2015 academic year! Have a safe and relaxing summer!

Past Event List for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

"EU Security Policy and Transatlantic Relations"

Fran Burwell, Vice President and Director, Transatlantic Relations

Dangerous Liaisons: Organized Crime and Political Finance in Latin America

Dr. Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary for Political Affairs, Organization of American States

 “Implementing Human Rights Treaties:  Implications for Corporate Practices.”

Dr. Corinne Lewis

Hezbollah Today 

Matthew Levitt

U.S.-Russia Relations Today:  Issues, Challenges and Prospects 

 David Firestein

 US and Iran: Is a Diplomatic Solution Finally Possible? 

 Trita Parsi 

Indian Foreign Policy 

Dr. Tanvi Madan

 

 

Past Event List for the 2012-2013 Academic Year

UH Political Economy of the Rule of Law Workshop

First Annual Spring Mini Conference: Reforming Mexico’s Oil Sector

Climate Change and the Obama Administration

The EU Today: Connecting with Europe Workshop

 We Need Not Be Enemies: Iran and the U.S. In the 21st Century

Ambassador Terence McCulley: The Future of U.S.-Nigeria Relations

The Role of Diaspora in Conflicts: Dr. Cindy Horst

Ben-Dror Yemini: Israel Through the Eyes of a Journalist

The Rise and Fall of War Crimes Trials: From Charles I to Bush II

The Mexican Energy Reformation: President Peña Nieto's Election and the Future of Mexican Energy Politics