Politics & International Affairs 
May 2011 (#26)  politics.nau.edu

Anna Ekstrand from James Cook University, Australia visits NAU 

Anna Ekstrand, Australia

Anna Ekstrand, Director of Study Abroad Programs at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, visited recently with department faculty, including Drs. Lori Poloni-Staudinger and Steve Wright. Many similarities between the James Cook University and NAU Political Science programs were discussed, including both programs having strengths in international affairs education. Anna encourages NAU students to consider spending a semester at James Cook University, and experiencing some of the most spectacular areas on Earth such as the Great Barrier Reef. Anyone interested studying abroad should contact the Center for International Education at NAU.

Zachary Smith on the MAdmin Program
Dr. Zachary Smith has been traveling around Arizona recruiting students for the university's Masters of Administration program. Politics and International Affairs oversees the Public Management Emphasis of this program. Dr. Smith recently recorded this video for students thinking about extending their education with an on-line Masters degree program.
Dr Zach Smith
Dr Zach Smith

Fall 2011 Semester Preview

Summer may be starting, but it isn't too soon to be thinking about the Fall 2011 semester. The department is bringing on two new lecturers this Fall: Drs. Gretchen Gee and Paul Lenze. We're very exciting about Gretchen and Paul joining our faculty. The department will be welcoming back Drs. Sheila Nair, Joel Olson, and Eric Otenyo from sabbatical. At the same time, Drs. Jacqueline Vaughn and Fred Solop will be starting their year-long sabbaticals.

The department is featuring many interesting courses in the Fall, including the following:

* POS 344: Environmental Movements

* POS 355: Women, Power and Politics

* POS 380: Advanced International Politics

* POS 446: Civil Liberties and Rights

Sign up now for these great courses and others!

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