Fair Trade Coffee in Latin America

SU undergraduate student; Julia Saintz will be talking on the usefulness of fair trade products with special focus on research done in Colombia.

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Location: DHC 051 Time: 7:30pm


Dying for Drugs

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 Location: DHC 051 Time: 6:30pm

Other articles:

SU Math Professor Awarded Fulbright Grant!

Dr. Luis Melara, associate professor of Mathematics will be travelling to India to teach at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bhubaneswar.

Goldbach receives Fulbright award for teaching assistantship in Malaysia

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Contact Information

CUB 221-B (717-477-1907)
CUB 221-C (717-477-1123 extension 3879)
Email: ism@ship.edu


Dr. Jonathan Skaff 

Director of International Studies

Tel: (717) 477 - 1255

Fax: (717) 477 – 4062

0ffice hours: M, W 3:15pm – 4:00pm (DHC215)

T, TH 1:00pm – 3:15pm (CUB221B) (4th Tues. of month, 1:00pm – 1:50pm and by appointment)


Dean's Office (DHC 225)
M-F 8am-4:30pm
717-477-1151 x3210


Chinenye Thomas

Graduate Assistant
CUB 221-C (T,Th 9am - 3pm)
DHC (M 9am-2pm)


Ashley Geckle

Graduate Office Worker 

CUB 221-C (T,Th 9.15am-2:15pm, W 8:45am-2:45pm)

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                                                    Upcoming Events!

Mr. Stephen R. Johnston, "The Global Implications of US Drug Policy"

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Location: DHC 051

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Mr. Stephen R. Johnston will discuss the U.S. government’s role in stemming the flow of illegal drugs to the United States from various parts of the world. He will answer questions after his talk. Some key areas are: 

  • How does the US position on drug trafficking compare with other developed nations?

  • How does the recent legalization of cannabis for non-medical use in two US states impact international drug control policies?
  • How have the economics of the international illicit drug trade impeded the effort to stem the flow of drugs?
  • How do efforts to stem international trafficking differ when the drugs are illegal vs. misused/abused prescription drugs?

Mr. Johnston serves in the Office of National Drug Control Policy as International Source Country Branch Chief. Prior to taking his current position, he served in the U.S. military with assignments related to counter-narcotics policy at the Pentagon and U.S. Africa Command.


Cosponsors: The International Studies Program and the Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Sociology/Anthropology Departments.

National Scholarship Information Session: Fulbright Scholarships

Dr. Jonathan Skaff, Director of International Studies and Dr. Agnes Ragone, Ship Fulbright Committee member will be talking about how to apply for Fulbright grants that support post-graduate study around the world. Click here for more information.

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Location: DHC 208

Time: 3:30pm

15th Annual International Studies Film Series

Pot, Penicillin and the Pill: A Global View of Drugs

Location: All films will be shown at Dauphin Humanities (DHC) 051

Time: 6:30pm (all films)

Dates: Please see the dates listed below for specific films

Thursday, February 12, 2015 Children of Tobacco and We love Cigarettes

Thursday, February 26, 2015 Big Sugar

Thursday, April 2, 2015 Drug War

Thursday, April 16, 2015 Dying for Drugs

Sponsored by International Studies Program

                                                Past Events

Study Abroad in Germany for Less

Dr. Marjaana Gunkel, A Professor of Management at Leuphana Universitat Luneburg, Germany will be giving a talk on how to study abroad in Germany for less.

Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Location: CUB 103

Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm

Diggin' History Series

Shippensburg University Alumnus, Alex Galarza will discuss how soccer impacts the culture of Argentina’s capital.

Date: Monday, February 9, 2015

Location: Dauphin Humanities (DHC) 151

Time: 7:30pm

Klezmer Music Extravaganza and Svenska Fika (coffee break)

Friday, December 5, 12:30-2:30 pm in the DHC Fishbowl
All International Studies Students and Faculty are invited for this end-of-semester event!
we look forward to seeing you...

Samba, Brazil's Joyous National Music

Wednesday November 5, 2014. Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm at the CUB MPR

"There is No Point to Samba if it Doesn't Make You Smile": Learn to Play Samba, Brazil's Joyous National Music. Samba, represents a mixture of Brazil's African and European heritage. Alex Shaw, leader of Philadelphia's Alô Brasil band, will direct a samba percussion session. Students wishing to participate should contact Dr. Gretchen Pierce <GKPierce@ship.edu>. The first 5 who respond will be eligible to learn. Others will be welcome to observe.

Co-sponsors: The History/Philosophy Department, International Studies Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, and Human Understanding Commission