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Spring 2014 Course Highlight:
History 425 - History of Poland
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Spring 2014 Courses
Classes for next semester are now available on Student Center! If you are graduate student in CREECA or an undergraduate completing our certificate, take a look at the classes that will fulfill those requirements:
And don't forget to take a look at your enrollment time to guarantee yourself a seat in these courses!
Respected Military Strategist Talks U.S. Foreign Policy and Career Opportunities
Pictured: LTC Schaefer with CREECA Director Yoshiko M. Herrera
On Thursday, October 24, CREECA had the pleasure of hosting Lieutenant Colonel Robert Schaefer, officer of the U.S. Army Special Services (Green Beret).
His visit to Madison, which was also sponsored by the Center for South Asia and the College of Letters & Science Career Services featured a series of two lectures. In the first, “Practical Steps for Foreign Policy Careers", Lt. Col. Schaefer discussed governmental, military, and private-sector career opportunities in foreign policy. He emphasized the skills and resources necessary for today's students to become tomorrow's analysts, researchers, and consultants. (Powerpoint slides of the lecture can be found here.)
A second lecture titled “Uzbekistan and US Foreign Policy. What Comes Next?” explored the future of Uzbekistan’s foreign policy and security once the U.S. and NATO forces withdraw from neighboring Afghanistan in 2014. It was an interactive discussion with Lt. Col. Schaefer, generating conversation and feedback from the professors and students in the audience for a White Paper on security issues in Uzbekistan.
Lt. Col. Schaefer has a wealth of experience, having held multiple diplomatic postings in the embassies of Estonia, Moscow, Russia, and Kiev, Ukraine. He has also served in nearly every U.S. overseas operation since 1990. At present Lt. Col. Schaefer serves as the Chief of Central and South Asia Branch, for Army Central Command. He will be seen as the Caucasus Correspondent/Consultant for NBC’s coverage of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. (Lt. Col. Schaefer's full bio can be found here.)
CREECA Associate Director Jennifer Tishler
Wins Academic Staff Award
Pictured: Nancy Heingartner, Jennifer Tishler, Yoshiko M. Herrera,
Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, and Brandon Olsen
Please join CREECA in congratulating our associate director, Jennifer Tishler, for her well-earned "Mid-Career" award from the College of Letters & Science.
On Wednesday May 1st, Dr. Tishler received this prestigious award from outgoing L&S Dean Gary Sandefur. These awards are given to individuals "...who demonstrate outstanding performance in their positions, leadership and service beyond their positions, and substantial professional competency and promise of continuing contributions."