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Three more UMaine students earn prestigious NSF graduate fellowships

From UMaine News: June 17, 2016 Climate Change, Marine Sciences, Research, Signature and Emerging Areas, STEM Education Three University of Maine graduate students have received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The three fellows awarded in 2016 — incoming students Anna […]

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Shunsuke Sato Publishes Paper on Investor-State Dispute Transparency

Shunsuke Sato, a second-year MA in Global Policy candidate, recently co-authored a paper analyzing the potential effects for Japan if it ratifies the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor State Arbitration (the “Mauritius Convention on Transparency”). Titled, Transparency in Investment Arbitration: Its Importance for Japan, the paper was the product of an eight-week […]

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SPIA student discusses Syrian conflict on WZON Pulse Morning Show

Majd Zeidan, a first-year UMaine graduate student, discussed the ongoing conflict and refugee crisis in his home country of Syria on the WZON AM620 Pulse Morning Show today. Listen to the podcast of the interview (link here ). Zeidan is from Hama, Syria. He entered SPIA’s MA Global Policy program after receiving an MBA from […]

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UMaine Article About SPIA Internships

UMaine’s Department of University Relations profiled several SPIA students interning around the world this summer.  Article re-posted below (link here). World Affairs Through The Eyes of Interns Ian Henderson, a second-year UMaine School of Policy and International Affairs student from Hampden, Maine, who is pursuing a master’s degree in global policy, wanted an international internship […]

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Bangor Daily News Interviews Ian Henderson

Re-posted from UMaine in the News: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 Newspaper Interviews Student About Egypt Election Aftermath University of Maine School of Policy and International Affairs graduate student Ian Henderson of Hampden, who is currently serving a research internship in Cairo, Egypt, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News about what he’s been seeing firsthand […]

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Olá, diak ka lae? – Kate Kirby Reports from Dili, Timor-Leste

Kate Kirby ’13 (M.A. Global Policy) has posted her first dispatch from Dili, Timor-Leste where she will spend the next 3 months interning with Mercy Corps, an international NGO aimed at “alleviating suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.”  Kate is, thankfully, “mozzie-free” (read her post for context) and […]

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Eric Bailey Reports from the International Center for Terrorism Studies

M.A. Global Policy candidate, Eric Bailey ’12, has arrived in Washington, DC where he will intern for the International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS).  Eric has already been tasked to follow the latest news regarding threats directed at the 2012 Olympic Games. In addition to this research, he will help Professor Yonah Alexander, a Senior […]

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Muna Abdullahi Arrives in Nairobi, Kenya for Internship

Below is a dispatch from Nairobi, Kenya by M.A. Global Policy candidate, Muna Abdullahi ’13, who will intern this summer at the Dadaab Refugee Camps.   Muna’s reflections were initially posted at SPIA Abroad, a group internship blog. Dadaab Refugee Camps Internship By Muna Abdullahi Hello Everyone, I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to introduce myself […]

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SPIA Students Awarded Graduate Trustee Tuition Scholarships

The School of Policy & International Affairs is pleased to announce that two MA Global Policy candidates – Eric Bailey ’12; and Kati Libby ’13 – have been awarded Graduate Trustee Tuition Scholarships. The awards, which pay a year’s tuition, are available on a competitive basis to students enrolled in graduate programs; all recipients are […]

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Sara Randall ‘12 Awarded Funding to Research Canadian Catch Share Programs

This past fall, Sara Randall (M.A. Global Policy/ International Environmental Policy ’12) began researching Canadian catch share programs under a Canadian-American Center Fellowship. This fellowship gives Sara the opportunity to explore the Canadian catch share fisheries management process with the hope that lessons learned from Canada can inform US fisheries management; Canada has 30 years […]

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