English writing course for international MA students

ENGL 6000X flyer

Many International graduate students would benefit from English writing instruction, so we  recommend taking ENGL 6000x: Advanced Academic Writing for International Students, offered this Fall on Wednesdays 11 am – 1:30 pm.  Flyer attached above.  If you  have any questions, please contact the instructor, Elaine Brooks (ebrooks@brooklyn.cuny.edu), or the ESL program administrator, Florence Valentino (valentin@brooklyn.cuny.edu).


Summer courses

Our Summer 2018 independent studies course has three offerings:

1.International Crime and Violence: This course will analyze emerging forms of criminal violence around the world, and will focus on a joint publication by class members.  Led by Mark Ungar, the course will meet weekly for 8 weeks between early June and early August.

2. Your Course: If you would like to put together your own independent study course designed for 3-4 students focusing on a particular topic, please send your proposal to the department chair for approval.

3.Internships: If you are volunteering for an organization involved in international or political affairs, either in NY or abroad, you can get internship credit for the summer.

Join the Peace Movement: Educate and Mobilize as a Campus Organizer

Who You Are: A current undergraduate student at a New York State private or public college or university who is committed to building political awareness & activism on your campus to defend diplomacy and human rights. Ideally, you are a rising sophomore or junior with prior campus or community leadership/activism experience, and demonstrable interest in human rights/political science.


What You’ll Do: Our campus organizers establish campus-recognized Peace Action chapters on their campuses. You’ll be part of a network of student organizers on over a dozen campuses throughout New York State, who are youth leaders in shaping U.S. foreign policy. Here are the resources and experiences you’ll have access to:

  • Join us for UN Conferences on a range of Peace Action campaigns. This year, seven PAFNYS students attended the historic UN conference to negotiate a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
  • Be a part of our student activist community and receive trainings from leading peace and justice organizations. This past year, students received trainings from: Amnesty International, CODEPINK, Women Against War, ONE Campaign, FCNL & more.
  • Connect to field experts on U.S. foreign policy and military intervention. PAFNYS students have connected with experts in a range of fields, including: victim documentation in Yemen, U.S. defense spending, and Iraq War veterans.
  • Use Peace Action resources to learn about and take action on key legislation that matters to you, and join campaigns around military spending, refugee resettlement, arms sales, nuclear abolition, North Korea, Afghanistan and more. We’ll send you up to date resources on current legislation shaping U.S. foreign policy, and all the petitions, call scripts, town hall questions & other tools to make a difference.
  • Lobby your Representatives in your district and in Washington, D.C. Join Peace Action chapters across the country at our national organizer’s conference in Washington, D.C. to build on your local activism and strengthen our calls for peace and diplomacy.

How This Works: You’ll connect with our outreach director in weekly one-on-one check-in calls & connect to the entire PAFNYS student network and guest experts in monthly conference calls. The time commitment is about 10 hours per week and you’ll receive a $500 stipend check per semester.


Who We Are: Peace Action Fund of New York State is the state-affiliate of Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace advocacy organization. We work to support refugee resettlement, promote human rights, support survivor-centered advocacy to end war, abolish nuclear weapons, stop arms deals to nations committing war crimes, and redirect defense spending back into our communities and to programs that address the root causes of terrorism and climate change.


TO APPLY: Email your cover letter and resume to Emily Rubino at emily.rubino@panys.org with the subject line: APPLICATION: Campus Organizer [Brooklyn College]

Call for Summer and Fall interns for Human Rights in Iran Unit/applications and info session May 8

The Human Rights in Iran Unit is again looking for interns, this time for the summer and fall.  If you are interested in human rights, international law, and/or the Middle East, this is your chance to get the real-world experience that can launch your career. Background and info session on Tuesday, May 8, 9:05-10:45AM, 5311 James Hall (the project director Neda Shahidyazdani will speaking as part of a class).  Applications due May 8.  Full details are here

Award Ceremony

The Department of Political Science invites you to join us for our Annual Awards and Graduation Celebration.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

5:00 to 7:00 PM

The Samuel and Bernice Gottlieb Room at the Brooklyn College Library (Room 411)

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP before Friday, May 4th . Please include your name and the names of any guests.

RSVP to GAlonso@brooklyn.cuny.edu