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Anna Westerstahl Stenport (ModLangs) was quoted in “Leaders Aspire to Make Atlanta a Global Hub for Peace Education.” Saporta Report. Nov. 30.

Shatakshee Dhongde (ECON) was cited in Money Woes Hit Many Americans Early in Pandemic: Study.” HealthDay. Dec. 22.

Larry Rubin (INTA) was interviewed on Yemeni television program Compass on the subjects of Yemen, religion, politics, sectarianism in the Middle East, and Saudi-Iranian relations. Al-Mahriah via YouTube (in Arabic)Dec. 24.

Mariel Borowitz (SPP) was interviewed for “Joe Biden has an opportunity to bolster how we view Earth from space.” MIT Review. Dec. 28

Sen. Sam Nunn (INTA) was mentioned in report, “Nuclear Command and Control Session 3 of the Congressional Study Group.” The Brookings Institute. Dec. 30.

Articles & Commentary

Scott Ganz (PUBP) co-authored “The Oxford Vaccine's True Efficacy Remains Uncertain.” The Dispatch. Dec. 7.

Gen. Phil Breedlove (INTA) co-authored “The Black Sea: How America Can Avoid a Great-Power Conflict.” National Interest. Dec. 15.

Kirk Bowman (INTA) reviewed Populism: A Very Short Introduction in “Books 2020: How to Understand Global Populism.” Global Atlanta. Dec. 31


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30 Years of the Ivan Allen College

It’s been 30 years since what is now known as the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts was formed. Since then, much has changed. However, one thing has remained constant: The Ivan Allen College has maintained a focus of excellence on the human condition – its activities, its needs, and the myriad of technologies that humans have designed, developed, and embraced.

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Writing and Communication Program Wins Regent’s Teaching Excellence Award.

The Writing and Communication Program (WCP) and its recently appointed director have each received prestigious honors.

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‘Semester in the City’ Commemorates 50th Anniversary of English Avenue Bombing

The “Semester in the City” class helps students understand the experiences of residents in the Westside Atlanta communities that border campus. It also teaches students how to prioritize the needs, interests, and most of all, the input of Westside residents first when considering technology or policy solutions intended to improve their lives, said Assistant Professor Todd Michney, who teaches the class.

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Policy Forum Kicks Off with Event Highlighting New Book on Senator Nunn’s Career

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs hosted a marquee event for the Sam Nunn-Bank of America Policy Forum featuring former Senator Sam Nunn and Frank Leith Jones, author of Sam Nunn: Statesman of the Nuclear Age. 

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What to Watch and Read for Science Fiction Day 2021

It's been 50 years since Irving “Bud” Foote, then a professor in what is now the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC), taught the first science fiction courses at Georgia Tech. To launch our celebration of that milestone, and in honor of Science Fiction Day, Jan. 2, we asked the science fiction experts of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts for book and movie recommendations from 1971.

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Faculty News

Ivan Allen College Researcher Shows Many in U.S. Faced Economic Hardship Due to Covid-19

Shatakshee Dhongde in the School of Economics found that almost 25% of people who experienced some form of deprivation due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Anjali Thomas Among First Four Jim Pope Faculty Fellows for CREATE-X

Thomas, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and director of the Nunn School Program in Global Development, said she believes “entrepreneurship has an important role to play in helping to develop and implement solutions in the area of global development.”

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Telotte, McCarthy Retire From Faculty After Long, Distinguished Careers

Jay Telotte, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, retired in December after 41 years at Georgia Tech. Patrick McCarthy, professor in the School of Economics, retired after nearly 20 years at Georgia Tech.

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Bell and Breedlove Develop Statement on Russia-NATO

The statement by Robert Bell and Gen. Phil Breedlove, distinguished professors of the practice in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, look at the deteriorating European security situation.

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Winnefeld Writes Fictional Story on U.S. Navy Lieutenant

Adm. Sandy Winnefeld, USN (ret.), distinguished professor of the practice in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, has written “Reunion,” a blog for the U.S. Naval Institute. The fictitious story is centered around Joseph Hendricks, a lieutenant in the United States Navy, who was on board the USS Ranger. 

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Emeritus Professor Publishes Work in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought

Larry Foster, Emeritus Professor of History in the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech, recently published “Why the Prophet is a Puzzle: The Challenge of Using Psychological Perspectives to Understand the Character and Motivation of Joseph Smith, Jr.,” in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, vol. 53, no.2 (Summer 2020): 1-35.

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Young Contributes to 8th Edition of ‘Policy-Making in European Union’

Oxford University Press has published a new textbook co-edited by Alasdair Young, professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.

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Alumni & Student News

Georgia Tech Students Win ‘JUMP Into STEM’ for Third Consecutive Year

A team of undergraduate students in School of Public Policy Assistant Professor Omar Asensio’s Data Science for Policy course has won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2020-21 JUMP Into STEM competition.

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Student Teams Sought for Inaugural IoT Challenge

Georgia Tech students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their creative Internet of Things (IoT) related design, deployment, and policy ideas during the Spring 2021 semester as part of the inaugural Student IoT Innovation Capacity Building Challenge. 

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Consider Yourself Invited to Join the Georgia Tech Swahili Family

A student in Georgia Tech's new Swahili course, offered through a partnership involving the School of Modern Languages, encourages fellow students to consider signing up.

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Former Modern Languages’ Student, Joseph Huntemann, Highlights the Importance of Foreign Language and Cross-Cultural Communication

International Affairs alumnus and former Modern Languages student, Joseph Huntemann, serves as senior project manager for the Aerospace, Defense, and Advance Manufacturing (ADAM) team at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Initially recruited to start on international and investment projects, Joseph was brought in as a Japan specialist, following his previous role working at the Japanese Consulate of Atlanta. After holding his senior project manager position for eight years, Huntemann has been promoted to managing director of the Tokyo office of the Georgia Department of Economic Development starting in January 2021. 

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Modern Languages Alumna Gráinne Hutton Discusses the Importance of Language Studies in Global Health

Gráinne Hutton, an International Affairs and Modern Languages graduate focusing in French, now works as a project officer at Speak Up Africa, based in Dakar, Senegal.

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How Nunn School Alumnus’ Circuitous Path Led to Academia

Bobby O'Keefe was a sophomore at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia, when he realized that his parents were not sending him to college.  “At that point, it was up to me to figure out my path,” recalled O'Keefe, a Sam Nunn School of International Affairs alumnus. 

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New Georgia Tech Master’s Grads Emerge Ready for Multilingual Careers

Inaugural graduates from Georgia Tech’s new master’s degree in modern languages are emerging uniquely prepared for real-world careers.

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Staff News

Keane, Aral Retire

Ivan Allen College Director of Communications Rebecca Keane and Facilities Director Sam Aral retired from the College after 12 years of service.

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Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts forms a vanguard for 21st century liberal arts interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Working at a crossroads of engineering, science, and computing, and the humanities and social sciences, faculty and students consider the human implications of technologies, policies, and actions, and create sustainable solutions for a better world. Comprised of six schools, we offer ten undergraduate degrees, fourteen master's degrees, and six doctoral degrees. Learn More

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