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As we welcome a new quarter, the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies would like to share with you the many recent accomplishments of our constituents.  Please take a moment to read our newsletter, 

You’ll find inside coverage of many stellar events, from a conversation with Ambassadors Marie Yovanovitch and Ian Kelly, to an 11-part series on Russia’s War on Ukraine, to Zeina Hashem Beck reading sonnets and Valeria Coronel discussing historic political coalitions in Ecuador.  We also share a selection of news and recent publications from our undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.  Three in-depth interviews give you a chance to engage with Bradley Underwood, Associate Director of the Research Initiative for the Study of Russian Philosophy and Religious Thought; Lidia Orta, an undergraduate student with a dual major in Economics and Environmental Policy & Culture; and George Abraham, a MENA certificate graduate student in the Litowitch MFA + MA Program in Creative Writing and English.  Celebrate with us our four curricular programs and 9 research groups.