Globis News and Announcements

Han Park speaks about peace during TedXUGA on Friday, March 27, 2015 in Athens, Ga.   (Richard Hamm/Staff) OnlineAthens / Athens Banner-Herald

Globis Center Director Dr. Han S. Park spoke about peace at TEDXUGA 2015.
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We are no longer accepting applications for 2015 Study Abroad Programs.

Please see information below about possible scholarships:

Education Abroad Scholarships Available to UGA Students 2014-2015
Deadlines in October and March
Apply at:

Now accepting applications for Franklin College studies abroad scholarships:
The Craige Global Fellows Scholarship; The Tome Study Abroad Scholarship; and The Franklin College Study Abroad Scholarship.
For further information about the scholarships and application process:

SPIA Study Abroad Scholarships for 2015:





 In October 2011 the Center for the Study of Global Issues conducted Track-II talks between DRPK, ROK, and US representatives. The talks were successful in producing a conference statement between the parties.

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 Globis Friday Forum Series is pleased to announce:

"Analyzing Autocratic Defa
Friday, March 27 @ 2:00pm in the Globis Center Conference Room


If you are interested in presenting your paper, thesis, prospectus, or dissertation, please contact Karen Jazayeri at 706-542-6633

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TERRORI$M - A Globis Forum
Presented by the UGA Center for the Study of Global Issues

Monday, April 13th
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
MLC 148

To the casual observer, it would appear that terrorism has risen to become the primary threat to domestic and international security in the past 15 years.  Discussions of “terrorism” now dominate front pages, twitter feeds, and policy agendas across the globe. Does this level of emphasis accurately reflect the reality of the threat presented by terrorism?  Who benefits from worldwide anxiety over the threat of terrorism?  Do certain non-terrorist groups stand to gain from the terrorist acts of others?  Is terrorism truly on the rise, or do powerful political entrepreneurs sell us the illusion of threat?   

On April 13th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, The University of Georgia's Center for the Study of Global Issues (Globis) will present "Terrori$m," a forum in which experts from the University of Georgia will discuss if and how certain groups and individuals profit from terrorism. The Forum will take place on the University of Georgia campus in room 148 of the Miller Learning Center.

Globis forums are intended to be practical, participatory, and oriented toward actionable conclusions. We encourage both students and members of the community to attend. Discussion and questions from the audience are welcomed and encouraged.

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Dr. Mark Cooney -

Dr. Mark Cooney, Professor of Sociology, has been at the University of Georgia since 1991. His specialty areas include sociology of law, social control, and criminology. Dr. Cooney studies conflicts, especially those that attract law or violence. He has a particular interest in the role of third parties in fomenting and settling disputes. His work draws heavily on anthropological and historical materials as well as on data from modern societies. His most recent book, Is Killing Wrong? A Study in Pure Sociology, addresses the morality of homicide across and within human societies. Dr. Cooney received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Virginia and holds a Doctor of Juridical Science degree from Harvard Law School.

William Keller -

Dr. William Keller is Professor of International Affairs and holds the Gary K. Bertsch Directorship of the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia. Dr. Keller's research interests focus on internal security, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction proliferation, and the arms trade. Dr. Keller has held a number of esteemed positions including; Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, where he directed the Matthew B. Ridgway Center and held the Wesley W. Posvar Chair in International Security Studies from 2002 to 2008; he is a past Executive Director of the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Principal Research Scientist and Research Director of the M.I.T. Japan Program (1998-2002). Prior to joining M.I.T., he served as Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Center for Trade and Commercial Diplomacy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. From 1987-95, he directed international projects at the Office of Technology Assessment in Washington, DC, under the auspices of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Senate Committee on Commerce, among others. Major reports include Multinationals and the U.S. Technology Base (September 1994) and Global Arms Trade: Commerce in Advanced Military Technology and Weapons (June 1991).

K. Chad Clay -

Dr. K. Chad Clay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. Dr. Clay studies the impact of international factors on human rights practices, political violence, organized dissent, and economic development.  In particular, Dr. Clay is highly interested in the diffusion of these outcomes, as well as the institutions, organizations, and processes that facilitate such diffusion. Dr. Clay is also co-director of the CIRI Human Rights Data Project, which is designed for use by scholars and students who seek to test theories about the causes and consequences of human rights violations, as well as policy makers and analysts who seek to monitor global respect for human rights. Dr. Clay teaches classes on human rights, political violence, international political economy, and international relations.  Through the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) at the University of Georgia, Dr. Clay also supervises the research of a large number of undergraduate students.