Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk of Odessa National University offers an assessment of Ukrainian interests and the impact of external actors in influencing the conflict at the recent forum
St. Edward’s students and visiting panelists participate in a video seminar on the Ukraine conflict with students at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and Friedrich-Schiller University
Kozmetsky Center Director Dr. Sharyl Cross participated in the session “Into the Fold or Out in the Cold? NATO Expansion and European Security after the Cold War” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, May 2014
Mari Skaare, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace, and Security, presented a lecture for the St. Edward’s University community March 26, 2014
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About Us: Learn more about the work of the Kozmetsky Center in engaging the world community and promoting enhanced understanding of critical global issues. Learn more about our mission and vision; See our program objectives; Meet our staff; Review our recent events.
Upcoming 2015 Events: On February 23, 2015, the Kozmetsky Center will host the visit of Dr. Rafael Biermann Professor of International Relations and Director of the Department of Political Science at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena Germany. Dr. Biermann will deliver a lecture at St. Edward’s on the topic “Secessions & International Order.” He will also be meeting with campus administrators & faculty to discuss academic partnerships opportunities in Germany.
On February 25, the Kozmetsky Center will join the Center for Religion and Culture at St. Edward’s University to host an evening forum on the topic “Jewish, Islamic, and Christian Perspectives on Contemporary Security in the Middle East.” Invited speakers include Dr. Aharon Klieman of Tel Aviv University, Dr. Mostafa Elwi Saif of Cairo University, Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou of Tufts University, and others.
In April 2015, the Kozmetsky Center will partner with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas, Austin to host a working seminar to be held on the St. Edward’s University campus devoted to analyzing sources of violent extremism and methods for countering the threat. Several leading international and U.S.-based experts on terrorism and extremism have been invited to contribute to the lecture series and working group discussions. The session will explore U.S., European, and Eurasian national perspectives on sources of violent extremism, and assess the success of methods employed to delegitimize extremist narratives and recruitment. Speakers will focus analysis on the evolution of Al Qaeda and its affiliates, and attempt to identify the emerging unique challenges presented by ISIS in Syria, Iraq and beyond for security in the United States, Europe, and Eurasia. The April 20-21, 2015 gathering of specialists will be the inaugural event in a series of joint meetings on critical transatlantic security issues to be sponsored by the Kozmetsky Center in collaboration with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.
Please check our website often for additional details on these major events, and other upcoming activities in Spring 2015 supported by the Kozmetsky Center.
Please see summary of our recent forum on the Ukrainian conflict here