News Tagged as International Studies

Fatima Rahman Professional Portrait

Beyond Borders: Professor Fatima Rahman Explores Intersection of Religion, Gender, and Politics in the Middle East

Mar 05, 2024

At a time of intensified conflicts around the world, Fatima Rahman, visiting assistant professor of International Studies at SUA since 2022, is committed to giving her students an education that

Soka’s Model U.N. team attends the ChoMUN conference at the University of Chicago

Model U.N. Team Shines at Prestigious University of Chicago Event

Apr 26, 2023

At the closing ceremony of ChoMUN, a Model United Nations conference hosted by the University of Chicago, Maria Akenkou ’25 was awarded an honorable mention for her success as a delegate. The award

Dr. Shane Barter poses in front of an election sign in Kazakhstan.

Dr. Shane Barter: Reflections on His Experience as an Election Observer

Dec 14, 2022

Free and fair elections are crucial to democracy, and Shane Barter, professor of comparative politics and director of the International Studies concentration, recently returned from observing

Professor Chika Esiobu stands in front of big red letters spelling out TED as she speaks on stage during her TED Talk

Professor Chika Esiobu on the Power of Indigenous Knowledge

Nov 16, 2022

Attending the same Nigerian high school where author Chimamanda Adichie studied, which shared a campus with where Chinua Achebe lectured, fueled Prof. Chika Esiobu’s desire to affect the world through

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Soka Alumni Isolde Pierce and Trey Carlisle Receive a Second Fulbright Fellowship

Jun 01, 2021

Last year, two Soka students–Trey Carlisle ’20 and Isolde Pierce ’20–were awarded Fulbright fellowships to conduct research and teach English abroad for a year. The pandemic disrupted their plans. But

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The Case for Dialogue: Living the Culture of Peace in 2020

Oct 21, 2020

Mitsue Yamamoto Pembroke ’06 once invited three government representatives who’d objected to a project to meet for tea to discuss how they could work together to achieve their individual visions

Soka students on location near lake in Brazil

Learning Cluster 2020: Students Investigate the Great Drought in Brazil

Feb 11, 2020

By Professor Ian Read A great chronicler of the Brazilian backland, João Guimarães Rosa, famously wrote “good quality water is like health or freedom: it only has value when it runs dry.” Over the

Ben Rhodes engages questions from Soka students

Obama Advisor Ben Rhodes on Policy and Patriotism

Nov 02, 2019

Ben Rhodes, former Obama speechwriter and senior foreign policy advisor, captivated an audience of more than 300 Soka students, faculty, staff, and community members with insider stories about major

Ambassador Chowdhury speaks at dialogue

Soka Hosts 6th Annual Dialogue on the Culture of Peace and Nonviolence

Oct 07, 2019

Coinciding with the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ culture of peace declaration, Soka University hosted its Sixth Annual Dialogue on the Culture of