The International Studies Major is an interdisciplinary program within the College of Letters & Science. New students interested in declaring the IS Major should meet with the IS Peer advisor and attend one of our workshops.
Dr. Stephen Young, earns the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award
Stephen was one of 12 faculty members selected for this prestigious honor!!!
The IS Major is Hiring!!!
We have openings for a Communications Intern and a Peer Advisor. Both positions are about 10 hours per week for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. If possible, you would start training with our current staff in for 3-5 hours in April or early May. If you are currently abroad and interested in the positions, we would interview and train via Skype.Application deadline is March 30th, so you will have Spring Break to apply. The Communication Intern position pays $9.50 and the Peer Advisor is $10.25 per hour. Please contact Kirsten Brown at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Spring IS Major Commencement Celebration
The International Studies Major celebrates with all our graduates on Tuesday, May 9th from 4:45pm-6:00pm in Union South.
Come join IS Major faculty and staff for refreshments and a study break from finals week. The IS Major Faculty Director will be giving students their lapel pin. Students who graduate in the Summer or Fall are welcome to join us in May or pick up their pin in the IS Major Office. RSVP online by clicking here. Seniors will receive emails with more information soon! Parents and guests are welcome to attend this event.
Thierry Cruvellier to teach Fall 2017 Course on International Criminal Justice
This fall, Thierry Cruvellier will be teaching IS 601: Topics in Global Security: International Criminal Justice: Models and Practice.
IS 601 will focus on international courts and war crimes tribunals. Specifically, over the past two decades, a dozen international or internationalized war crimes tribunals have been created in Europe, Africa and Asia. Such courts have become a familiar feature in the field of human rights as well as in world politics. How have these courts actually responded to their own claims and to the expectations they have raised? How have their functioning and practices evolved over time? Are some of their models better suited than others to achieve certain goals and, if so, based on what evidence? What is their judicial efficiency and how useful are they as political tools? How do they serve victims’ interests? What have they changed in the conflict-affected societies? Through a series of case studies, thematic sessions and creative views, using documentary films as well as a diverse range of readings from the legal, political, human rights and journalistic perspective, we will ground our discussions in the practical realities of the life of contemporary war crimes courts, with a critical mind and a comparative approach.
Thierry Cruvellier is an international journalist and author whose specialty is international criminal justice, especially the workings of international justice systems after war crimes and atrocities. He is the only journalist in the world who has attended and reported on all of the important post-Cold War international tribunals. Mr. Cruvellier is the author of three books: Court of Remorse: Inside the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2010);The Master of Confession (2014), which chronicles the trial of a Cambodian Khmer Rouge commander; and, coming out later this year, The Richest Poor Man — Stories from Sierra Leone. Writing in The New Yorker, Philip Gourevitch has called him, “a deeply informed and deeply thoughtful observer of the legal, political, moral, and psychological complexity of his subject. He is an elegant, understated writer, with a keen and rigorous intellect, and a wry, quiet wit.”
Mr. Cruvellier, who has a master’s degree in journalism from the Sorbonne, will spend Fall semester 2017 in residence in the UW-Madison’s Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS). While here, consulting with faculty, working in the library, and writing, he will teach an undergraduate course: International Studies 601, “International Criminal Justice: Models and Practice.” The course will meet on Tuesdays from 2:30 – 5:00. Space is limited. Enrollment preference will be given to International Studies majors who are juniors and seniors. If you are interested in learning more about Mr. Cruvellier’s work with UW-Madison click here and for his recent work in the New York Times click here.
UW Summer Scholarships Application Is Open
UW-Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study is now open. This need-based scholarship is awarded to high-achieving undergraduate students (of any major) seeking financial support to take courses in the upcoming summer session. Scholarships range from $500-$1,500. The application is open until April 4, 2017. For more information please see https://summer.wisc.edu/summer-scholarship/
Fall and Summer 2017 Course Lists are Posted
You are able to access IS Major Fall and Summer Course lists on our website!
Course lists are a query of all the classes you can see in your dars against what is listed in Summer 2017 course guide. We strive to maintain accurate lists. Occasionally courses on these courses lists are canceled or changed after we have compiled our lists for the semester. If you see a class on the list that you can’t find in course guide for Summer 2017 OR you find a class you think should be included please email Kirsten at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are requesting a class be added, please include a syllabus for the course in your email.
You should choose the list for your Option or Track select classes that meet Track Core and Issues requirements. For Electives in the Major, you may choose courses from the Issues list of any Option or the additional electives list.
Spring 2017 Walk-In Advising Hours
Walk -in Advising for the IS major is designed to answer quick questions that take less than 20 minutes. Advising is on a first come, first serve system. Students should go to Ingraham room 333 to sign-in and wait for the next available advisor. Hours for Fall 2016 end on 12/13/16. Hours for Spring 2017 start on 1/18/17.
Spring 2017 Hours:
Monday 12:00-3:00 PM
Wednesday 1:30-2:30 PM
Thursday 10:30-11:30 AM
We’re always accepting submissions to put on our walls!
What we’re looking for:
– any student photos taken during study abroad, internship abroad, IS-related student groups, or international events in and around Madison
-any student art inspired by study abroad, internship abroad, or international related events or issues
-any mementos from the abovementioned categories that we can stick on a wall (posters, flyers, brochures, newspapers)
If you’re looking to submit, you can send us your materials at email@example.com Remember to include your name, the place that your submission came from, and, if preferred, a small caption or some context for the material submitted. Please inform us if you would like your submission returned to you at any point, and make sure we have the contact information to do so.
Send us a postcard!
Are you studying abroad? We are collecting postcards from students to decorate the walls in our new office, and would love to get a postcard from you! Postcards can be dropped off in our office or mailed to:
International Studies Major
333 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Interested in Declaring the International Studies Major???
Students that are interested in declaring the International Studies major need to attend an
Intro to IS Major Workshop. Workshops are offered 12 times per semester, you can see the full schedule here. After attending a workshop, students are welcome to use Declare Me, walk-in advising, and scheduled appointments to declare the IS Major.
Career Prep Course Fall 2017!!!
International Studies Majors are invited to enroll in Professional & Career Development class this spring! The course is taught by Joel Clark, the IS Major Career Advisor. The course number is Soc 496 and it is a 1 credit course. Email Joel Clark for permission to enroll. The class will meet Wednesdays from 1-3pm for a total of 8 weeks.
International Studies Major alumna, Jenna Bushnell recognized for her work
The Morgridge Center for Public Service has recognized Jenna Bushnell for her work with the Peace Corps.
A 2014 graduate, Bushnell serves as a public affairs specialist in the Peace Corps’s Washington, DC office.
“It’s my job to tell the wonderful stories of Peace Corps volunteers and let Americans know how they can make a difference by serving others,” says Bushnell.
For more information and the full story please visit the Morgridge Center for Public Service.
Fall is a great time to develop your resume with an internship. Please check the weekly IS Major e-newsletter and like our Facebook page for updates about internship and job postings. Also, please check our events website for upcoming information.
Also, L&S Career Services can help you build and improve on your skills and learn about the following areas: mock interviewing, networking with alumni, job searching strategies, and tailoring resumes or cover letters.
For more information please visit their website.