Study Abroad Office

Have you thought about studying abroad in 2017? The Office of International Education & Global Engagement is open in January – come by and we will help you to plan, organize, and finance your adventure abroad in 2017! Get ready NOW!

Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM, in 1108 Boylan Hall.
INFORMATION SESSIONs are EVERY Tuesday at 1PM in 1108 Boylan Hall – no registration needed
Some of our Faculty-led Programs in Summer 2017 are:
Geo-archaeological Field Studies (Serbia)
Ghana: Exploring Culture, History, and International Development (Ghana)
Media Production and Cultural studies in South Korea (South Korea)
Documenting Maritime Environments (Wales)
CUNY-BC Study Abroad in China (China)

For more information on our programs and exchange possibilities, please contact the Office of International Education & Global Engagement at 718-951-5189 or visit

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Writing Tutor for Grad Students

Dear MA students,
I am the new Graduate Writing Tutor/Liaison in the Learning Center.  I will be working primarily with graduate students in order to improve the overall quality of their writing.   I am available to meet and discuss how I can better serve the needs of faculty, students, and provide relevant support for specific assignments.   Also, I will be training other writing tutors so they can successfully accomplish the same goal.
I can be reached at: for consultations, class visits, and one-on-one appointments with students.  I am available in the Learning Center primarily in the afternoons and evenings, but will make myself available upon request.
 Thank you, 
Theodore Demos
Graduate Writing Tutor,
Learning Center

Winter Grad Student Colloquium


All graduate students are invited to participate. There is no registration or cost.
Questions? Please contact Lawrence Albrecht at or call (718) 758-8216.

COMPUTER SKILLS AND STRATEGIES taught by Lawrence Albrecht

Microsoft Excel Advanced
An examination of high-end tools useful in an academic setting. Please note: participants should have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel .
Part 1: The Basics
Tuesday, Jan. 3
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Room: Library 120

Part 2: Formulas, graphing and more
Wednesday, Jan. 4
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Room: Library 120

Part 3: Compound formulas, advanced functions and pivot tables
Thursday, Jan. 5
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Room: Library 120

Part 4: Advanced projects: 2 useful tools
Monday, Jan. 9
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Room: Library 120

SPSS: Automating Statistical Analysis
SPSS is the premiere computer application for performing hundreds of statistical and predictive analytics.
Part 1: Building an analysis, basic analysis techniques.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Room: Library 120

Part 2: Correlation and Regression
Wednesday, Jan. 11
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Room: Library 120

Part 3: T Tests and ANOVA
Thursday, Jan. 12
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Room: Library 120

Part 4: Probability
Tuesday, Jan. 17
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Room: Library 120

Your Online Professional Persona
Do not let your online presence spoil your chances for employment, research grants or academic opportunities! A common sense approach to managing you online self.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Room: Library 120

Online Tools  for Sharing and Collaboration Documents and projects are now easily storable and shareable online with tools such as Google Docs, Drop Box and X Drive. This will be a primer examining those latest tools.
Thursday, Jan. 19
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Room: Library 120


International Business and International Affairs event

You are invited the Annual Martin and Syma Mendelsohn International Business and International Affairs Event on November 10th in the Maroon Room, SUBO. This year’s event will consist of two panels, 11 AM and 2 PM on business ethics at home and abroad and will feature leading speakers joined Brooklyn College faculty in what we hope will be a lively conversation. The Mendelsohn Lectures are aimed at providing students with opportunities to hear from leaders in the field of business and international affairs and join them in conversation. Space is limited, so please let me know if you might be interested in bringing a class – I can reserve space.

At 11 AM, Brooklyn Law School President and Dean, Nick Allard, on Competitive Advantage of legal, ethical & moral conduct in the business environment

At 2 PM, join us for a panel with Former Jamaican Ambassador to the US and Organization of American States, Stephan Visciannie, Doing Business in Jamaica: Ethical Issues in the Corporate World.

Richard  Greenwald, Dean

School of Humanities & Social Sciences


NYPD’s Surveillance of Muslim Communities

NYPD’s Surveillance of Muslim Communities
Friday, October 28, 6:30 – 8pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Martin E. Segal Theater

365 5th Avenue
   New York, NY 10016
Limited seating, 
RSVP[] to secure your spot. 
After the 9/11 attacks, the NYPD became one of America’s most aggressive domestic intelligence agencies. In 2011, Matt Apuzzo led an Associated Press investigation that revealed how the NYPD deployed undercover officers into minority neighborhoods as part of a human mapping program, among other operations ultimately ruled illegal. 

Join us for “The Anatomy of Change: The NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance Program'” as we explore the process and impact of this investigation as well as what this masterfully executed project and tell us about NYC today. The conversation will feature
 Matt Apuzzo; one of his former editors, Michael Oreskes; Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York, Linda Sarsour; and others.  Critically acclaimed author Moustafa Bayoumi will moderate.

Matt Apuzzo  is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, where he focuses on issues related to national security and criminal justice.  He spent 11 years as a reporter with The Associated Press, where he received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting as part of a team that showed how the New York Police Department systematically spied on Muslim Americans. The series of stories led the NYPD to shutter one of the most controversial surveillance programs and forced the city to rewrite its intelligence-gathering policies. 
Michael Oreskes is the former Associated Press senior managing editor where he oversaw the AP’s investigation in the NYPD surveillance program. He is currently NPR’s Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director.  During his tenure at AP, Oreskes supervised the timeliness and quality of AP’s global news coverage and worked with business and news colleagues to redefine the journalistic goals of the 169-year-old organization to better reach online and mobile users. He has also worked at The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, and The Daily News.
Linda Sarsour is the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York, an organization dedicated to supporting and empowering the Arab Immigrant and Arab American community by providing services to help them adjust to their new home and become active members of society. Sarsour has been at the forefront of major civil rights campaigns including calling for an end to unwarranted surveillance of New York’s Muslim communities and ending police policies like stop and frisk. 


Moustafa Bayoumi is the author of the critically acclaimed How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America (Penguin), which won an American Book Award and the Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction. His latest book, This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror, was chosen as a Best Book of 2015 by The Progressive magazine and was also awarded the Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction. Bayoumi is Professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Writers’ Institute at the Graduate Center, CUNY.  This event is part of the Council’s “The Anatomy of Change: Journalism & Justice,” a series that explores the role of journalism in American society and is a part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative[].

Limited seating, RSVP []to secure your spot.

IR Talk

On Tuesday, October 18, we will be hosting Michael Walzer (Institute for Advanced Study) for a talk entitled “Global Government and the Politics of Pretending,” followed by a discussion and a wine and cheese reception. We are excited to be joined by such an outstanding scholar, and hope you will be able to attend. The talk will be held at 4:30 pm in Room 9204-05 of The Graduate Center, and is being co-sponsored by the Ralph Bunche Forum

Global Government and the Politics of Pretending

In this lecture I will try to answer two questions. First, what sort of global order should we be working for? I mean to give an unconventional answer to that question, which I won’t anticipate here. Second: what are the currently existing agencies of global governance and how well are they working? Not very well, I will argue, and then suggest some paths toward improvement.

Michael Walzer is a Professor Emeritus of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. He previously taught at Harvard University for many years. As a professor, author, editor, and lecturer, Michael Walzer has addressed a wide variety of topics in political theory and moral philosophy: political obligation, just and unjust war, nationalism and ethnicity, economic justice and the welfare state. His books (among them Just and Unjust Wars, Spheres of Justice, The Company of Critics, Thick and Thin: Moral Argument at Home and Abroad, and On Toleration) and essays have played a part in the revival of practical, issue-focused ethics and in the development of a pluralist approach to political and moral life. For more than three decades Walzer served as co-editor of Dissent, now in its 62nd year. His articles and interviews frequently appear in the world’s foremost newspapers and journals. He is currently working on the third volume of The Jewish Political Tradition, a comprehensive collaborative project focused on the history of Jewish political thought. A new book, The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions was published in March of 2015.

You can see the event poster