On August 9, Ian Read introduced the Concentration to the new class of 2022. INTS faculty look forward to welcoming these students into their classroom and eventually working with them in advanced projects and Capstones.
The INTS faculty would like to congratulate our Capstone students among the graduating class of 2018! Our students explored a wide range of topics and conducted some impressive research- well done (and take a breath!).
INTS Professor Shane Barter and student Amanda Boralessa (2018) have published a chapter in the newly-released Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia, edited by Shiping Hua. Their chapter, “Southeast Asia: Unity in ASEAN” explores foreign policy in the region and beyond. Congratulations on this joint effort!
Routledge website (to purchase). Google Books.
Sada Sud attended and presented a research [poster at the Western Political Science Association Conference in San Francisco on March 29-31, 2018. She reported:
“The academic value gained [through the conference] was immense. I was able to talk to other academics and undergraduate students interested in Middle Eastern geopolitics. Questions and inquiries raised by them served as a helpful insight into what more could be added to the draft of my capstone as well as what I need to focus on and clarify in the revision process. (…) After my poster presentation, I attended another panel on political discourses, which had a variety of papers being discussed, including the impact of voice pitch on political perception. (…) Overall, my capstone writing experience and research skills acquired at SUA prepared me well to make the most of this conference.”
Sada’s participation at the conference was partially supported by INTS funding.
INTS Director Dr. Ian Read has published a new multi-book review article in the journal Latin American Perspectives. In “Investigating an Epidemic among Indigenous Children in Venezuela,” Dr. Read compares leading scholarship in English and Spanish that seeks to shed light on an unfolding tragedy.
On November 8th, INTS faculty Tetsushi Ogata and Ian Read engaged in a productive conversation with more than ten students regarding SUA’s engagement with global news and issues. Topics discussed: the role of Facebook in conveying news and its limitations as a forum for discussion; an SUA supported news radio show or podcast; ways to bring speakers representing diverse points of view to campus.
INTS Professor Shane Barter has published a new article in Regional Studies, now available online. The article explores the treatment of local, second-order minorities in autonomous regions dominated by national, first-order minorities. The article is available here.
On Friday and Saturday, 22-23 September, Soka University of America will host a variety of experts to discuss approaches to disease control in the contemporary world. Organized by INTS professors Ian Read and Michael Weiner, this promises to be a fascinating event!
Professors Shane Barter and Michael Weiner have released a new edited textbook, The Pacific Basin: An Introduction, published by Routledge Press. The book features chapters by a range of Soka University of America Professors, including Lisa MacLeod, Ian Read, and Sarah England from INTS.
The book is available for purchase now!
INTS Professor Michael Weiner has been promoted from Assistant Dean of Faculty to Associate Dean of Faculty. He will be taking on new administrative roles and will play an integral part in shaping the policies of the Dean’s office going forward.