SIA presents Global Issues Colloquium

Leading thinkers, authors, and scholars will visit Penn State's School of International Affairs to discuss the latest research and trends in foreign relations, conflict resolution, food security, poverty, religion, terrorism, and nation building at this year's SIA Global Affairs Colloquium. Amb. (Ret.) Dennis Jett organized the Global Issues Colloquium.

Organized by Professor Dennis Jett, a retired U.S. Ambassador, all colloquium presentations will be open to the public and webcast live. “Major international problems cannot be solved through just one academic discipline,” said Amb. Jett. “Our guests have a wide range of practical experiences and perspectives to share.”

Upcoming Speakers

  • Karl Hofman, President and CEO, PSI, April 12, 2012. Hofman will speak on global health.
  • Sebastian Rotella, award-winning investigative journalist and foreign correspondent, Pro Publica, April 19. Rotella will speak about media in the information age.
  • Peter Van Buren, author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, April 26.


All presentations will be held from 11:15-12:30 p.m. in room 116 of the Lewis Katz Building, University Park, Pa., and will be simulcast to Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, Pa. Please click here for live webcast.