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Ethiopian University Presidents visit OSU

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Oklahoma State University is hosting a group of eight University Presidents from Ethiopia. Today IS&O hosted a luncheon in their honor. The Presidents are from the University of Mekelle, University of Bahir Dar, University of Axum, University of Gonder, University of Hawassa, University of Jimma, University of Haromaya and University of Adigrat.

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Ten OSU faculty approved for membership to SIS

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013

STILLWATER, Okla. – Ten OSU faculty members were recently approved for membership on the Oklahoma State University School of International Studies faculty.

New members to the SIS faculty include Stanley Grogg, Associate Dean, Medical Director, Center for Health Sciences; Bert Jacobson, Professor, Seretean Wellness, College of Education; Seungho Moon, Assistant Professor, College of Education; David Neal, Professor, Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences; Di Ryter, Assistant Professor, College of Education; Paolo Sanza, Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology; Timothy Snider, Associate Professor, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences; Keith Teague, Professor, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology; Jacqueline Vadjunec, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences; and Shaoqian Zhang, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences.

International Studies and Outreach Associate Vice President, David Henneberry, said the goals of SIS include enhancing the academic and personal experience of students through international programs and activities; and promoting international education, research, trade and outreach development.

“These goals are accomplished through overall participation in study abroad activities, and expansion of international activities and opportunities for faculty, staff, students and the greater community,” he said. “The SIS faculty work to enhance these opportunities by advising students, lending international expertise, serving as guest speakers, leading study abroad programs and acting as a committee member on various international or school committees.”

The School of International Studies (SIS) includes the Study Abroad Office, English Language Institute, International Outreach activities and the multi-disciplinary SIS Graduate Program. The SIS Graduate Program offers three curricular options: the Master of Science in International Studies, the Graduate Certificate in International Studies and the Masters International Program (MIP), which combines the M.S. in International Studies with service in the Peace Corps. The SIS also has an undergraduate minor in International Studies available to all undergraduate students

Kate Arroyo to Lecture on Chile

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Complexities of 'Democracy': The Ugandan Football Association as Polity

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

When: April 18 (Thursday) 2:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Murray Hall Room 227 (Large Seminar Room)

Presented by Professor Michael Schatzberg, University of Wisconsin Department of Political Science

Centered on a case study of the political fall of Denis Obua, a long-serving president of the Ugandan Football Association, FUFA, this article explores the complicated and murky relationship between the state, ostensibly non-political societal organizations such as FUFA, and international institutions through an examination of the microcosm of football. It argues that FUFA belongs to a larger class of liminal organizations that fit comfortably under neither of the two of the broad rubrics of contemporary political analysis — state and civil society. Employing an older term, I argue that FUFA is a polity. Although polities are intensely political, political scientists rarely devote attention to their internal politics. Instead, these organizations are usually subsumed under the rubric of civil society and viewed mostly as organizations interacting with the state in a variety of ways. Neither fully of the state nor of civil society, FUFA (and other polities such as chieftaincies, kingdoms, corporations, or religious organizations) exists in a liminal position that further blurs the analytical frontier between state and civil society. Such polities may be contributing to a different sort of political pluralism in the politics of daily life.

US-Cuba Economic Relations: Playing in the Margins

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013


Iraq War and the Arab Spring

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2013

Impact of Sanctions on Women and Children

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wes Watkins Trade and Development to host small business tax workshop

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Wes Watkins Center for International Trade and Development/International Trade Center – Small Business Center at Oklahoma State University will host a small business tax workshop on March 19, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in room 209 Wes Watkins Center on the OSU campus.

The small business tax workshop will explain the process for registering a business, obtaining a tax identification number, charging local and state sales tax and also tax remittance. The tax workshop will be conducted by Dewey Brandon from the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

“If you are ready to start a business, this workshop will teach you how to properly register your business with the proper local and state entities, determine the best legal structure for your particular circumstances such as a Sole Proprietorship, Sub S. Corporation or LLC,” said Anthony Cambas, Director of the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade and Development. “In short, the workshop will address key tax issues that Oklahoma business owners should understand.”

For additional information or to RSVP to the small business tax workshop contact 405-744-4272 or

Small Business Tax Workshop

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hromas receives Bennett Fellow

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

STILLWATER, Okla. –James G. Hromas received a Bennett Fellow award from the School of International Studies at Oklahoma State University. Hromas is a retired associate professor of Marketing in the College of Business Administration and maintained the Lawrence L. Boger Professor of International Studies in the SIS department.

He was the past director of the International Education and Outreach (now International Studies and Outreach) and was responsible for directing the IE&O and School of International Studies programs at OSU.

David Henneberry, Associate Vice President for International Studies and Outreach, said the Bennett Fellows Program recruits individuals from around the world who have a common purpose of addressing issues in a complex global environment and have made outstanding contributions to the social, political and/or economic issues of the world.

“Dr. Hromas is a leader in international education who put forth great effort to prepare students to lead in a diverse world,” Henneberry said. “With his leadership in the global environment, expertise and innovative ideas he is a great example of a Bennett Fellow and an international leader.”

Bennett Fellows are selected from a wide range of fields and disciplines including academe, business, government, the media, the military and the non-profit sector.

During Hromas’ tenure at IE&O he provided leadership to the School of International Studies programs, and provided the leadership in internationalizing the OSU campus through strategies involving faculty, staff, students along with community, state, national and international communities.

James G. Hromas received a Bennett Fellow award from the School of International Studies at Oklahoma State University. Hromas (right) was presented the Bennett Fellow from B. Curtis Hamm (left), a previous Bennett Fellow recipient.
James G. Hromas received a Bennett Fellow award from the School of International Studies at Oklahoma State University. Hromas (right) was presented the Bennett Fellow from B. Curtis Hamm (left), a previous Bennett Fellow recipient.

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