Upcoming Events and Projects 2016


Kozmetsky Center to host Visiting Fulbright Scholar Volodymyr Dubovyk

Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk, Associate Professor of International Relations & Director of the Center for International Studies at Odessa National University in Ukraine, Awarded Fulbright Senior Scholar Appointment at

St. Edward’s University for 2016-2017


The Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University is pleased to announce that Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk of Odessa National University in Odessa Ukraine was awarded the Senior Fulbright Visiting Research and Faculty appointment for academic year 2016-2017 at St. Edward's University in Austin. The Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University will serve as the primary administrative U.S. host for this visiting faculty appointment. Professor Dubovyk was introduced to the St. Edward’s community when he participated in the Kozmetsky Center forum on “International Policy and Academic Perspectives on the Impact of the Ukrainian Conflict” held in October 2014.

Dr. Dubovyk earned his Ph.D. in political science/international relations from Odessa State University (now ONU - Odessa National University) in 1996, where he currently serves as Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Studies.  Among his teaching and research interests are U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-Ukraine relations, theory of international relations, Black Sea regional security, international conflict studies, and foreign policy of Ukraine. He has held prior fellowships at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 1997 and 2006-2007 and Center for International and Security Studies at University of Maryland in 2002. Dr. Dubovyk was a visiting scholar at the University of Washington in 2013.

Dr. Dubovyk can be reached at volodymyrdubovyk@gmail.com. For further information about the Kozmetsky Center or to request a lecture from Dr. Dubovyk, please visit think.stedwards.edu/kozmetsky, reach us by phone at (512) 233-1678, or email David Mowry, Executive Assistant to the Director, at dmowry@stedwards.edu


The Climate Change Challenge and Implications for National Security with Adm. David Titley, U.S. Navy (ret.) 

October 4, 2016 

7:00pm-8:30pm, Carter Auditorium


On Tuesday evening October 4, the Kozmetsky Center and World Affairs Council of Austin will host U.S. Navy Admiral (Ret.) David W. Titley, Ph.D., Professor of Practice in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University.  Dr. Titley’s lecture entitled “The Climate Change Challenge and Implications for National Security” will be co-sponsored with the World Affairs Council of Austin and take place from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in Carter Auditorium.  Dr. Titley is a nationally recognized expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security, and he is founding Director of Penn State’s Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk.   He served as a naval officer for 32 years and rose to the rank of rear admiral.  Dr. Titley’s career included duties as commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command; oceanographer and navigator of the Navy; and deputy assistant chief of naval operations for information dominance.  He also served as senior military assistant for the director, Office of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 

While serving in the Pentagon, Dr. Titley initiated and led the U.S. Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change.  After retiring from the Navy, Dr. Titley served as the deputy undersecretary of commerce for operations, the chief operating officer position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Dr. Titley serves on numerous advisory boards and National Academies of Science committees, including the CNA Military Advisory Board and the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  His advanced graduate study concentrated in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography.

ABC News recently interviewed Adm. Titley for the article “Climate Change Could Pose ‘Significant Risk’ to US National Security, Reports Say” on September 14, 2016. That article can be found here: http://abcnews.go.com/US/climate-change-pose-significant-risk-us-national-security/story?id=42081905.

Please note that the Kozmetsky Center will also be hosting Dr. Geoff Dabelko, Professor and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Ohio State University and Senior Advisor for the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, who will offer a second perspective on the critical climate change issue in March 2017 (date, time, location, TBD).  


Fall 2016 Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call Schedule

These conference calls are open to all students, but you must RSVP to dmowry@stedwards.edu or (512) 233-1678


Wednesday, September 14th
11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m., Lucas Room RAGS 301
Political Corruption and Instability in Brazil
Matthew M. Taylor, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Assistant Professor, American University
Thursday, September 29th
1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m., Lucas Room RAGS 301
Women, Peace, and Security
Jamille Bigio, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Wednesday, October 12th
11:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m., Lucas Room RAGS 301
Foreign Policy in Campaign 2016
James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Council on Foreign Relations
Thursday, October 27th
1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m., Lucas Room RAGS 301
Nuclear North Korea
Adam Mount, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Wednesday, November 9th
11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m., Lucas Room RAGS 301
U.S.-Russia Relations
Angela E. Stent, Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, Georgetown University
Thursday, November 17th
1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m., Lucas Room RAGS 301
The Future of U.S.-Cuba Relations
Susan Kaufman Purcell, Former Director of the Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Please check back soon for further information on additional fall 2016 conference and lecture events