Lawrence Rubin, assistant professor in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, participated in a policy planning workshop held in Jerusalem titled, “Israel, Gaza, and the region: Post-cease fire opportunities" on July 24. Sponsored by Mitvim, The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies and the International Crisis Group, the workshop was attended by a unique multinational group of 40 diplomats, analysts, journalists and scholars.
Nekabari Goka's 2014 commencement speech, "Have I Done Enough?", was recently featured in the summer newsletter of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), of which The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs is a full member.
Carol A. Senf, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, has published an essay, "The Devil's Arithmetic and Time Travel: Truth and Memory," The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature and Film: Critical Perspectives, an anthology of criticism edited by John Edgar Browning (who will join LMC as a Brittain Fellow in Fall 2014) and Judith B. Kerman.
In recognition of Georgia Tech’s commitment to economic development, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has designated the Institute as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. The designation acknowledges Tech’s work with public and private sector partners in the state and region to support economic development through innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, workforce development, and community development.
The Labor Department latest jobs report, covering activity in June, revealed 288,000 new jobs were created. According to Thomas “Danny” Boston, next month’s unemployment rate should enter the 5 percentage point region - something unimaginable in recent years.
Decades ago, serving in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) was mandatory for all Georgia Tech students and the ranks of the campus battalion routinely numbered in the thousands. Today, Tech’s ROTC programs provide advanced training for only an elite few, such as School of Economics alumnus Andrew Townsend.
The European Union is often depicted as a global regulatory power. In his article "Europe as a Global Regulator? The Limits of EU Influence in International Food Safety Standards," Alasdair Young contends that this depiction, while not unfounded, is misleading.
During the American Civil War, Georgia became the industrial, transportation, and arsenal hub of the Confederacy. Georgia Tech hosted the first annual symposium Technology and the American Civil War to explore these themes at the intersection of history, technology, and liberal arts.
Thomas “Danny” Boston, professor of economics in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs said the jobs report issued July 3 by the U.S. Labor Department contains several signs the economy continues to improve. The report (accessible here) indicates the nation’s unemployment rate should dip into the 5 percent range within the next month.