Park University's Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann Distinguished Guest Lecture Series
Dr. Robert Jervis - "Why Does the US Spend so Much on Security and Feel so Insecure?"
Wednesday, March 26
6:00 PM - Reception
6:30 PM - Lecture
Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library - Central Library
14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
This lecture is free and open to the public. For early registration, call Alicia Blackwelder, manager of special events, at 816-584-6420. You may also register at the Kansas City Public Library website, www.kclibrary.org, or by calling 816-701-3407.
At this year’s Park University Hauptmann Lecture, international policy expert Robert Jervis
maintains that though the United States is now unusually secure, there
remains a widespread sense among both policy elites and the general
public that the world is in fact deeply threatening. How are we to
resolve this puzzle?
Jervis is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics
at Columbia University and past president of the American Political
Science Association. Among his books are The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution and Perception and Misperception in International Politics.
Read more about Dr. Jervis and the lecture at: www.park.edu/hspa.
Presented by: Park University
Co-Sponsors: The Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library, the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration and Consensus, the International Relations Council.
Ukraine: a nation in transition, an uncertain future
Thursday, March 27
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
Free for members & students, $15 non-members. REGISTER NOW!
Violent protests and turmoil have gripped Ukraine for months. What are the causes? How could a change of government shape the country’s future? Join us March 27 as we go behind the headlines and examine what is happening in Ukraine.
Dr. Alexander G. Tsiovkh, PhD - Director of Ukrainian Studies at the KU Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. A native of Lviv in western Ukraine, Dr. Tsiovkh is a highly respected Ukrainian scholar and lectures frequently on the country’s history and political movements.
Ms. Lidiya Zubytska - a doctoral student in political science at the University of Kansas and native of Ukraine, Ms. Zubytska has regional expertise in Ukraine, Russia, and the European Union. She is researching the influence of mass protests on Ukrainian foreign policy.
WorldQuest 2014 – International Team Trivia Challenge
Wednesday, April 16
6:00 PM – Registration & Buffet Dinner
7:00 PM – Competition begins
Pierson Auditorium in the Atterbury Student Success Center
5000 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64110
Join us on April 16 for our annual WorldQuest trivia event to test your knowledge on international events, history, geography, culture and more! Bring your team of eight and compete against local businesses, community groups, and universities to prove your international prowess. The winning team receives a travelling trophy for one year, and valuable gift certificates to area restaurants. Prizes will also be awarded for second through fourth place, and there will be a raffle for even more valuable prizes.
Your registration cost includes food and drink (including beer & wine), and one raffle ticket.
$45 for individuals/$360 for a team of eight.
Register here or learn more at www.irckc.org/?WQ2014.
Parking for this event is FREE in the Student Success Center lot. There are parking meters in the lot, but you do not need to pay for these spots. Campus map available here.
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Eliot S. Berkley Award Winners!
|IRC President Chad Bettes, Therin Showalter, |
and Kathleen Harding
Winner: Therin Showalter, Kearney High School
Runner-up: Kathleen Harding, Olathe Northwest High School
Each year IRC awards the Eliot S. Berkley Award to a high school junior or senior in the Kansas City metropolitan region who has shown superior interest and competence in the field of international relations.
The International Relations Council (IRC) has awarded the 2013-2014 Eliot S. Berkley Award to Therin Showalter, a senior at Kearney High School. Kathleen Harding, a senior at Olathe Northwest High School, is first runner-up. Both students were honored at the IRC’s Berkley lecture on December 12.