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Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Professor Cohen’s New Book Reviewed on New York Times

Professor Avner Cohen’s new book, “The Worst-Kept Secret,” is featured on the Books of the Times section of the New York Times today. Some highlights of the review:

“His 1998 book, “Israel and the Bomb” was deservedly praised for exposing the history of Israel’s nuclear weapons program with clarity and precision. “The Worst-Kept Secret” expands on this history through analysis and advocacy. Unlike most critics of Israel’s nuclear policy Mr. Cohen supports its decision to build and maintain the bomb. But he says that refusing to acknowledge this arsenal or foster internal discussion about it is now counterproductive.”

“Agree or not — and Mr. Cohen acknowledges that a vast majority in Israel considers opacity a success — this exploration of the issues is thoughtful, measured and deep, and very much worthy of wide consideration.”

“The Worst-Kept Secret” is now available in hardcover.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

MIIS Student Describes African J-Term Experience: “Media and Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone”

Mary Magellan (IPS ’11) joined 13 other MIIS and Middlebury students on a two-week course in Sierra Leone last January.  She and her colleagues  are posting their experiences  on the Women’s International Perspective (WIP) website as part of a biweekly series. Her article, “Media and Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone,” highlights how radio is utilized in post-war society for both empowerment and manipulation, and is now available at The WIP website.

Led by Professor Pushpa Iyer, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Conflict Resolution here at MIIS, The Challenges in Peacebuilding Practicum allowed students to study firsthand this ongoing peacebuilding effort in the war-torn West African state. Sierra Leone continues to struggle to build a stable civil society in the aftermath of a decade of brutal civil war that ended in 2002.

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Call for Submissions: Yale Journal of International Affairs, Spotlight on Women

The Yale Journal of International Affairs (YJIA) is a graduate student-run academic journal that publishes articles, interviews, book reviews and op-eds by scholars, graduate students and policy practitioners on topics pertinent to current international affairs.

Upcoming Issue: Spotlight on Women

In recognition of the United Nations General Assembly’s unanimous vote in July 2010 to establish the body, UN Woman, the Fall 2010 issue of the Yale Journal of International Affairs will include a special Spotlight on Women with the aim of contributing to academic and policy discussions concerning the enhancement of women’s rights around the world. In this regard, they encourage submissions that focus on an international women’s issue. Approximately half of the Fall 2010 issue will be committed to the theme of women, thus YJIA will also consider submissions on other topics of international import.

The Yale Journal of International Affairs accepts three types of submissions: 1) Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words), 2) Book reviews (2,000 words or less), and 3) Op-eds (800 words or less).

For more information, please go here.

Deadline: Submissions for the upcoming issue must be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents to no later than October 31, 2010.