Kozmetsky Center hosts delegation of the nations of South Eastern Europe February 25-27, 2014
Kozmetsky Center Director Dr. Sharyl Cross is offering a Spring Senior Seminar on the topic “Religion, War, Peace, and International Security”
Dr. Bobbie Gottschalk, Executive Vice-President, Seeds of Peace empowering young people from conflict regions with skills to seek reconciliation & coexistence, lectures on campus
Dr. Brian Smith, Associate Dean and Professor of Political Science, speaking on Executive-Congressional decisionmaking in forming US policy toward the conflict in Syria
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About Us: Learn more about the work of the Kozmetsky Center and its role in providing expertise in order to analyze global trends and promote informed public policy. Learn more about our mission and vision. Read our program objectives.
Upcoming Activities: The Kozmetsky Center will feature a range of global activities for 2014. In February, we will host a visiting delegation of distinguished scholars, academics, and opinion leaders representing the nations of South East Europe and the Balkans. The participants will address the campus community on Tuesday February 25 from 2:00-4:00 PM offering perspectives on future security and economic developments in the South East Europe/Balkan region, and explore areas for building ongoing collaborative ties for the St. Edward’s community with their nations. In March, the Kozmetsky Center will feature a campus lecture by Ms. Mari Skaare who was appointed the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace, and Security in August 2012. A member of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she has served previously in Kabul, Afghanistan and at the Norwegian Mission to the UN. She will speak to our campus community on issues relating to women in international security. In the Spring, we eagerly anticipate hosting the visit of President of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahaga. President Jahjaga will offer an evening lecture for the St. Edward’s University community on issues relating to leadership and women in international affairs. Plans are also underway for hosting short-term resident Visiting Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Dr. Robert Musil. Dr. Musil is a leading authority on global warming, environmental health, energy, and national security policy. He formerly served as CEO of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Physicians for Social Responsibility. Please check back at our website often for details on these major events, and other upcoming activities for the Kozmetsky Center.
Staff Activities: In January, our Director Dr. Sharyl Cross delivered a lecture at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC on the topic of the “NATO-Russian Relationship & Building Strategic Partnership,” and she offered a keynote address to the annual conference of the Religion and Politics Research Committee of the International Political Science on the topic “Religion and International Security: Exploring the Theory, Research and Policy, Practice Nexus” held at London Metropolitan University Centre for the Study of Religion, Conflict and Cooperation
Ms. Kareena Slayton St. Edward’s University Senior Global Studies major and Kozmetsky Center intern will join university students from throughout the United States to participate in the 2014 Session of the Wheatley International Conference on the topic “Diplomacy: Bridging Religious Divides,” Aspen Center/Brigham Young University, February 2014, campus summary presentation, TBD, Spring 2014