Upcoming Events and Projects 2017


April 25-26: Russia & The West - Significance, Challenges, & Potential

On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25-26, the Kozmetsky Center will co-sponsor a conference on Russia & the West: Significance, Challenges, and Potential. Speakers include distinguished experts of the United States, European, and Eurasian academic, policy and private sector communities to assess contemporary and future security and economic relations between Russia and the West. Speakers will share perspectives on the importance of Russia’s bilateral and multilateral relationships with Western nations, immediate and longer-term strategic interests and priorities, economic and security aspects of Russia’s relationships with Western countries, significance that should be assigned to values in defining these relationships, and overall implications of Russia’s relationships with Western nations for the contemporary and potential emerging geopolitical world order. This will be the third conference event on transatlantic security funded by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Program grant in cooperation with the Center for European Studies and Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at University of Texas, Austin. The conference panel sessions will be held in Jones Auditorium from 7:00pm-9:30pm on Tuesday, April 25th and from 12:00pm-5:00pm on Wednesday, April 26th with opportunities for students and members of the community to participate.   

Please click here to see the agenda and speaker bios for this event


Kozmetsky Center hosting 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 spoke at St. Edward's University on September 12, 2016 on "Ukraine's Future Political and Economic Challenges: National & International Prospects" and is teaching a course at St. Edward's University during the spring 2017 semester on "Ukraine: Contemporary Issues and Challenges". He will be speaking at events organized by community partners GlobalAustin, World Affairs Council-Austin, and others while on appointment as a Fulbright Scholar in Austin. 

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


Interdisciplinary Leadership Academy 2017: Crete, Greece

The Interdisciplinary Leadership Academy is an educational program for university students and young professionals, designed to develop insight on important up-to-date topics and enhance personal leadership potential and cross-cultural communication skills in a unique combination of education and enjoyment on the birthplace of Europe, the island of Crete. Visit The International Center for Leading Studies' webpage for more information on available summer programs at http://www.ticls.org/programs/.


Spring 2017 Council on Foreign Relations Conference Call Series

These conference calls are open to all students but you must RSVP

RSVP to dmowry@stedwards.edu or (512) 233-1678

Wednesday, February 1st
11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m., Brothers Room RAGS 320
The 45th President’s Inbox
Elizabeth N. Saunders, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University
Thursday, February 16th
2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m., Lucas Room, Ragsdale 301
Germany and the Future of Europe
Mary Elise Sarotte, Faculty Associate, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Wednesday, March 8th
11:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m., Brothers Room RAGS 320
A World in Disarray
Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
Thursday, March 23rd
2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m., Brothers Room RAGS 320
U.S.-Russia Relations
Angela E. Stent, Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, Georgetown University
Wednesday, April 5th
11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m., Library GDC 141
Environmental Policy and the Amazon
Eve Bratman, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Franklin & Marshall College
Thursday, April 20th
2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m., Brothers Room RAGS 320
Governing Cyberspace
Adam Segal, Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations