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International Studies Students Meet Parag Khanna
Students in Dr. Jose-Thota's International Politics course, offered by the Center for International Studies, attended a lecture by Parag Khanna hosted by the Houston World Affairs Council (HWAC) on Feb. 9.

Panel Addresses Uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia
Photo: Uprisings in Egypt, TunisiaThe revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt are making daily headlines, because they may fundamentally shift the balance of power in the Middle East. On Feb. 8, the Center for International Studies held “Contagious Uprisings? Tunisia, Egypt and the Middle East," a panel discussion on that topic.

UST Model United Nations Team to Compete in National Competition
Eight students from the University of St. Thomas Model United Nations (UST MUN) team will compete in the Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) conference at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, from Thursday, February 17-Sunday, Feb. 20.

City Council Member Ed Gonzalez Speaks about Poverty, Crime
Houston City Council Member Edward Gonzalez will explore the connection between poverty and crime at annual Dum Spiro Lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 16 on the University of St. Thomas campus, Crooker Center, Ahern Room, 3909 Graustark. 

Shop at Ten Thousand Villages to Support MicroCredit
Find a unique gift for your Valentine, support fair-trade artisans and the University of St. Thomas Social Entrepreneurship Program at Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages, 2424A Rice Boulevard in Rice Village. 

UST Holds Panel Discussion on Uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia
Photo: Nivien SalehThe University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies will host a panel discussion, “Contagious Uprisings: Harbingers for Change in Tunisia, Egypt and the Region?” at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Ahern Room of Crooker Center, 3909 Graustark.

UST International Studies Students Visit Taiwan
University of St. Thomas students spent the first two weeks of 2011 in Taiwan as part of a course on contemporary Taiwanese history and politics. Led by Center for International Studies Director Dr. Hans Stockton, the delegation traveled to Taipei, Tainan, and Kaohsiung. 

Méndez Translates Campus Leadership to Board Position
Two years later and a continent away, 2009 UST alumnus Thomas Méndez is still applying and expanding the skills he learned as a student leader.

UST Hosts Tribute to Folk Singer Mercedes Sosa
Photo: Mercedes SosaCasa Argentina de Houston and the University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies will host "The Night of Blue, White and Pink: A Tribute to Mercedes Sosa, World Famous Folk Singer" at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, on the UST campus in Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum.



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Established in 1981, the Center for International Studies is Houston's oldest degree-granting center of international higher learning. International Studies prepares students for careers in international business, law, politics and public service. In addition, the Center promotes understanding of international relations, cultural differences and the benefits that come from cooperation within the human family.
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