Polk, Pulitzer, and Peabody Award-Winning science author and journalist Laurie Garrett is welcomed to Lafayette College by the International Affairs program as The Robert ('69) and Margaret Pastor Lecture in International Affairs speaker, cosponsored by the Biology Department and the HLSS program on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 7:00 pm.
On October 3, 2019, CNN host and prominent journalist Fareed Zakaria is welcomed to Lafayette College as the Class of 1961 Endowed Lecture Series speaker in International Affairs in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the International Affairs Program. His lecture is entitled "The Rise of Populism: How Did This Happen?"
Professor Kris Manjapra
April 8, 2019, Professor Kris Manjapra is welcomed to Lafayette College by the International Affairs program as The Robert ('69) and Margaret Pastor Lecture in International Affairs speaker, cosponsored by Africana Studies and Anthropology & Sociology. His lecture is entitled "Black Ghosts of Empire: Exploring Reparations and Post-Slavery Archives.
President and Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
October 23, 2018 President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is welcomed to Lafayette College as the Class of 1961 Endowed Lecture Series speaker, cosponsored by International Affairs , Africana Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. President Sirleaf is a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for her work in advancing women's rights.
R. Daniel Kelemen
On October 12, 2017, Professor R. Daniel Kelemen presented, "Navigating Europe's Perfect Storm: How the EU Can Survive and Thrive in the Face of Crisis." The lecture was part of The Class of 1961 Lecture Series in International Affairs.
Special Showing of "Cabaret"
As part of the 2017-2018 Faculty Favorites Film Series, IA Professor Angelika von Wahl sponsored a showing of Cabaret. Pre and Post show discussions focused on the Nazi Party's violent rise to power which is a powerful, ever-present undercurrent in the 1972 film.
Class of 2017 Graduation Brunch
The IA faculty hosted a graduation brunch to congratulate the graduating IA majors and celebrate with their friends and families. It was a fun and successful event that the IA program plans to host annually!
Sigma Iota Rho Induction Ceremony 2017
The IA faculty was honored to induct 35 students into Lafayette's Beta Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, The Honor Society for International Studies on April 28, 2017.
IA Visits the United Nations
In April 2017, students from the IA Capstone Seminar ventured to the United Nations in New York City to take a tour and attend briefings with UN representatives. Briefing topics included: Work of the United Nations to Fight Terrorism and Women's Rights.
John H. Coatsworth
Professor Coatsworth, the Provost of Columbia University, joined the Lafayette community in Colton Chapel on April 17, 2017 to present, "U.S. Foreign Policy in the Trump Era." This lecture was sponsored by The Robert ('69) and Margaret Pastor Lecture Series in International Affairs.
Patricia Scroggs, Director of the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program at Howard University hosted a workshop for IA students focusing on how to make applications and interviews stand out for fellowships and professional opportunities relevant to the foreign service. Feb. 24, 2017
Gregory A. Maniatis
On October 19, 2016, the IA program welcomed Gregory A. Maniatis to present, "Why Should We Care? The Strategic & Human Significance of the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis." The lecture was sponsored by The Class of 1961 International Speaker Series.
Professor Gabriele Abels is the Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration at the Institute of Political Science, Univ. of Tuebingen, Germany. On April 26, 2016, Professor Abels presented, "Theorizing European Integration through a Gendered Lens: What Difference Does it Make?" to the Lafayette community.
As part of the Mellon Strategic Global Partners Grant, the IA program was fortunate to welcome Robert Quinn to present, "We Leave Our Guns at the Door: The Essential Role of Higher Education" on April 4, 2016. Quinn is the founding Executive Director of the Scholars at Risk Network based at New York University.
Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi
The IA Program was honored to welcome Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi to campus as the 2016 guest speaker for the Robert ('69) and Margaret Pastor Lecture in International Affairs. Ambassador Brahimi presented, "Syria: A National, Regional and International Tragedy" on March 11 to the Lafayette community.
Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University presented "Is Democracy in Crisis?" on November 4, 2015 as part of The Class of 1961 International Speaker Series.
1967 alumnus Peter Wolff discussed "Doing Business in China" on Oct. 8, 2015. Mr. Wolff was former Vice President, International, of Time Warner Inc. and served on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
Author, Statesman, and former Dean of the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Joseph S. Nye, Jr. visited Lafayette on April 30, 2015 to present, "Is The American Century Over?" Dr. Nye was the 2015 Robert ('69) and Margaret Pastor Speaker in International Affairs.
In partnership with the Office of the Provost, the International Affairs program welcomed Deborah Horan to Lafayette March 23-27, 2015. As the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Ms. Horan spent the week visiting classrooms and presenting several public lectures to the Lafayette community.
Turning Your Passion for Changing the World Into A Career
Lafayette alums Nalishha Mehta ('98) and Jeff Zimmer ('10) return to campus on Feb. 20, 2015 to host an information session about finding and landing jobs and internships in the non-profit world. Both Nalishha and Jeff are program officers with the Solidarity Center in Washington, D.C.