Thursday, April 26, 2012

SAIS Bologna's Journal: "Power Shifts"

A Friday night filled with talk about South American female leaders, the U.S.-Iran civil nuclear proliferation pact, power cycle theory and climate change in the Artic.

Sounds like an evening in the library facing a small mountain of books?

This Friday will be a tad different than a weekend evening dedicated to the next big paper. The Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs launches its 15th edition at SAIS Bologna's Alumni Weekend tomorrow.

Members of the editorial team will join Anne Deighton of Oxford University, the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony, to kick off the weekend's events and generate discussion the theme of this year’s journal -- "Power Shifts".

A decade and a half after its birth, the 2012 BC Journal has sought to carry on a tradition of showcasing authors of note.

Past contributors have included former European Commission President Romano Prodi, political economist Francis Fukuyama, European Studies expert David Calleo and former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski -- all of whom have connections to SAIS.

This year’s edition includes works from SAIS professors Karim Mezran and Charles Doran, and six articles by  SAIS Bologna students.

BCJIA's Editorial Board
The students' pieces highlight the diversity of their intellectual pursuits. The topics include Brazil's economic idiosyncrasies, Somalia’s path towards sustainable peace and President George W. Bush’s freedom agenda in the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring.

Run by students, the Bologna Center Journal is testimony to the teamwork that characterizes SAIS Bologna.

The online edition of the Journal will be available on the evening of April 27. To request a hard copy of the Journal, click here.

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