D.S. Song-KF Professorship in Government and International Affairs Victor Cha says that the deep sanctions currently levied on North Korea explain their motivation to ‘come to the table’ at this time. However, Dr. Cha also explains that North Korea is using “ship-to-ship” transfers on the high seas and cryptocurrency harvesting to evade the sanctions to some degree.
Brenda Shaffer, adjunct professor in the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies program, projects that decertifying the Iran Deal will lead to “extreme volatility in the oil market. Shaffer says that “we’ll have extreme volatility because we have…
Professor Bibbins Sedaca spoke at a Council on Foreign Relations event on “Diversity in Foreign Affairs and Public Service” with Ruth Davis, Carmen Lomellin and Jerry L. Johnson. They talked about working in the foreign service, finding mentors, and shared career advice for young professionals. The event was part of the 2018 CFR Conference on Diversity in International Affairs.
Professor Bibbins Sedaca spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations on “The Rise of Illiberal Democracies.” She was joined by the the president of Freedom House Michael Abramowitz, author and Yale professor Timothy Snyder, and human rights activist Kati I. Marton.
“I’m not calling President Trump a fascist, [but] I am very concerned about his lack of democratic instinct of any kind and his disdain for the press and the judiciary and the electoral process”, says SFS Professor and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. She adds that she is worried about war with North Korea and more Russian interference in U.S. elections.
Anne Steen, director of the SFS Graduate Career Center, made the case that SFS students make the perfect candidates for a job in the intelligence community, since they are “global problem-solvers who speak multiple languages.” The CIA is currently hiring a wide range of new employees from cyber threat analysts to accountants to data scientists.