“International Relations Conference”: A Resume Booster

“Sneaky” Anike Arni ’13 writes in about something that’s socially positive, but phrases it in morally hollow terms (see title):

Wesleyan’s International Relations Association would like to invite you to apply to be in the IR conference organizing team. Though the conference is only in the fall, on October 6th (which means, seniors, you can’t get in on this), the fun start now!!

The topic of the conference is “The Cold War of the Middle East: Iran – Saudi Arabian Relations” — let’s get a grasp on why Iran is the new “threat”. Pretty timely and important topic. And we got some pretty important people coming to talk about it.

So, we’re inviting you to organize, network, design, deal with money, put together concerts, or simply lead. There’s a job for everyone. (Committee descriptions here).

And, yes, you do get to put this on your resume. So, apply now online. Deadline is March 2nd(this Friday!!). (No one is rejected, of course, but we want to know which position is the best for you).

WIRA loves you! If you have any questions, shoot them this way: wira(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

List of speakers and details after the jump.

  • Greg Gause: Professor at the University of Vermont and author of International Relations of the Persian Gulf, assigned every semester in Professor Anne Peters’ GOVT272 class.
  • Trita Parsi: President and founder of the National Iranian American Council and Middle East foreign policy expert. He is also the author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States.
  • Lubna Olayan: Chief executive of the Olayan Financing Company and considered to be one of the most influential businesswoman in the world.
  • Robin Wright: Award-winning journalist and author. She has reported from over 140 countries to The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, TIME, and many others.
  • Azar Nafisi: Visiting lecturer at John Hopkins University and author of Reading Lolita in Tehran.
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