International Studies

Recognizing and reporting signs of terrorism can help prevent attacks

Technology has played a large role in the growth of terrorism through recruitment of terrorists worldwide or through cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. Jordan Clark (’11) trains people to recognize warning signs of possible terrorist or criminal acts on social media and in other settings through the Community Awareness Program at the CELL in Denver, Colo.

Winter 2018

Water lessons from the Syrian Civil War

For millenia, water scarcity and security has caused both wars and international cooperation. But with increasing populations, precipitation changes due to climate change, and unbalanced resource allocation, water issues are becoming more and more relevant to global stability. Case in point: the Syrian civil war. CSU alumnus David Bonomo provides a look into the issue.

Spring 2018

Syria’s forgotten pluralism and why it matters today

Since fighting first erupted in Syria in March 2011, many have discussed the role of the Arab Spring, the attendant Arab Winter, Syria’s government, sectarianism and the rise of the Islamic State to explain it. These factors, while important, ignore a key part of the story – Syria’s past.

Winter 2017

Education Has An Impact

International studies alumna Josephine Bush sees education as the number one way to lift people out of poverty. She is working as a teacher in the Bronx and aspires to change educational policy.

Spring 2017

Cultural Awareness through Coffee and Conversation

The International Studies Club, GAIA (Global Awareness and International Affairs), brings cultural awareness to CSU by welcoming and engaging with the international community on campus and in Fort Collins.

Winter 2016

Global Treks and Triple Majors

In her third year of college, Jo Buckley juggles the collective titles of world traveler, community leader and triple major.

Alumni acquire coffee shop, plan to hire people with disabilities

Fresh-brewed coffee and helping adults with disabilities is not what Chelsi and Justin Wells thought they would be doing after graduation.