Arcadia Updates January 2010 Issue
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Arcadia Appoints New Directors in South Africa and Tanzania

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alan Jansen and Mr. Roland Adjovi as Directors for our programs in South Africa and Tanzania, respectively, effective January 1, 2010.

Dr. Alan Jansen, Resident Director, South Africa

Dr. Alan Jansen is a native and resident of Cape Town, who knows both US and South African higher education, having earned post-graduate qualifications in both systems.

He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town and was a research fellow at Yale University.

Dr. Jansen spent fifteen years as president of Cornerstone College in Cape Town, where he developed international programs in conjunction with several US universities and colleges.

He has consulted on the development of the Colby, Bates, Bowdoin independent study-abroad program in Cape Town, and has lectured on that program in South African History and Culture.

Dr. Jansen is the founder and Director of Leadership Matters, an organizational leadership consultancy firm, and has been recently involved as an associate staff member at the Centre for Coaching of the UCT Graduate School of Business.

His interest and professional and voluntary involvement in developing intercultural leadership skills, his experience in international educational exchange, and his depth of management experience are all qualities he brings to leading and developing Arcadia’s programs in South Africa.

Mr. Roland Adjovi, Academic Director, Tanzania

Mr. Roland Adjovi, an international human rights lawyer with extensive teaching experience, was recently appointed Resident Director of the Arcadia programs in Tanzania and Academic Director of the Nyerere Center for Peace Research with which Arcadia University has a broader research and teaching agenda.

Mr. Adjovi brings a strong background in working with African judicial and human rights organizations, including his experience as Senior Legal Officer within the Registry of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and as legal assistant for the Organization for African Unity.

He also has extensive experience teaching at various U.S. and French institutions as well as serving as Editorial Assistant for the African Yearbook of International Law (through AFIL, the African Foundation for International Law).

Mr. Adjovi earned his BA in Law and Public Administration from the University of Paris and then continued on to earn a Master's degree in Political Science.

He is currently working toward his Ph.D. in international law and human rights through the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland.

Among Mr. Adjovi's duties, he is responsible for leading the teaching in our core course, “Tanzania in the Midst of Peace and Conflict: Contemporary Issues in East Africa.”

Mr. Adjovi recently commented on the First Ruling by the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights in both Jurist, the newsletter of the University of Pittsburgh Law School (read full article in English) and Sentinelle, the weekly newsletter of the French Society for International Law (read full article in French).

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2010: The year of sports, culture and context

In conjunction with our Life of the Mind Series, the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is dedicating 2010 to the significant role that sports play in creating individual and cultural identity.

With the World Cup in South Africa and the 2012 Olympic Games in London serving as a backdrop, we’ll examine the economic and political effects of hosting a large, international sporting event as well as the development and impact of regional and national identities, the commercialism, hero-creation, and the unifying and polarizing dichotomous effects of team. We’ll highlight unique, cultural games and the importance they have to one’s identity. Read more about events scheduled at Arcadia Centers worldwide.

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Interning in Ireland

For students wishing to fully immerse themselves in the culture, history, and politics of Ireland, Arcadia offers students an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight into contemporary Ireland through our semester and summer internship programs, run in conjunction with the Institute of Public Administration. and University College Dublin.

All Arcadia internship programs combine hands-on experiences with challenging coursework that will help students understand the global workplace.

The Dublin Semester Internship is offered during the fall and spring semesters and students will earn a total of 14-16 semester hours of credit.  Participants will enroll in 3 courses on contemporary Ireland and working in Ireland, an 8 week internship placement, and a research project.  Coursework will be offered through the Institute of Public Administration, a widely respected Irish organization that focuses on civil and public sector development.  Placements are available in a wide range of subject areas (from art history to finance and environmental studies to computer science) and in both the private and public sectors.

The Dublin Parliamentary Internship is offered during the fall and spring semesters and is available through Arcadia’s partnership with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA), which provides students with the chance to complete research and support administrative activities under the direction of members of the Irish Dáil and Seanad while enrolling in courses in Irish history, politics, and culture. 

Our newest internship program, offered in the summer though University College Dublin, consists of a six-week internship placement at a leading Irish company or non-profit organization, a mandatory core course on Irish History, “From Colony to Republic: The Making of Modern Ireland “ and a capstone research project. Please note that the deadline for the program at UCD is March 1.

For information on the Arcadia Internship programs, contact Senior Program Manager, Andrew Downs.

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New Environmental Studies Program in Australia and New Zealand

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University is pleased to announce the launch of a field studies summer program. Students will have the unique opportunity to study in both Australia and New Zealand while focusing on the environment, environmental ethics, culture and sustainability. This five-week, four-credit program, Environmental Studies: Ethics, Culture and Sustainability - The Spirit of the Landscape will provide students with an understanding of Australia and New Zealand’s stunning wilderness environments and their significance to indigenous and contemporary societies. Contact Vera Bacash, Program Manager, for details.

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Special Scholarships Available for London Now and Barcelona Programs

Forty scholarship grants of $1,000 will be awarded to accepted students participating on either our London Now or Arcadia in Barcelona semester programs. Scholarships will be awarded up until February 19, 2010 for each of these programs.

To be eligible, students should complete Arcadia's general scholarship application. Please contact Rosemary Hall, Financial Aid Coordinator, for details.

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Faculty Member in Athens Creates Scholarship for Summer Study in Greece

A faculty member in philosophy at our Arcadia in Athens Center, has created a special scholarship for students who have participated in the Arcadia semester program in Athens.

The Argiro Kazos Scholarship for the Study of Human Nature is for summer study and covers all of the recipient’s expenses. Applicants will propose a project related to the study of human nature– it can be a painting, a film, a video, or an oral research project. The scholarship will cover all expenses– housing, travel, meals, books and materials. Applicants must have studied on the Arcadia program in Athens within a year of their proposed summer study experience.

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