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Journal of International Service Hosts Annual JIS Symposium

By Megan McCune

In the spirit of stirring intellectual community dialogue at SIS, the Journal of International Service, formerly known as Swords and Ploughshares, recently hosted the annual JIS Symposium. The event featured an esteemed range of policy-makers, analysts and SIS professors who focused on a discussion of the next ten years of international affairs. New SIS professor Dr. Amitav Acharya - specialist in multilateralism, regionalism and human security - delivered the keynote address, while Dean Louis Goodman moderated the interactive panel discussion.

Panelists included Dr. Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research; Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute; Gilles Dorronsoro, visiting Afganistan, Turkey and South Asia scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Julianne Smith, director of the CSIS Europe Program and the Initiative for a Renewed Transatlantic Partnership. With over 100 participants, a delicious catered dinner, and a diversity of dialogue, the 2009 JIS Symposium was truly an enjoyable evening of intelligent discussion and debate.

**The Journal of International Service is now accepting SIS graduate student submissions for the Spring 2009 issue. Articles from any SIS track are welcome, and the journal strives to represent a diversity of ideas in each issue. Papers should be between 5000-8000 words. Please visit the JIS website for more details about submissions:**

This article was originally published in the February 2009 SIS Outlook.