Fall 2021 Newsletter

A letter from the chair

I've been pondering the strange phenomenon of the quasi-post-pandemic, and it's made me think of Stefan Zweig's fascinating "Schachnovelle." If you haven't read it, it's about exiles from the Nazis on a ship to Argentina. It turns out that the world chess champion is on board. But what ends up being even more remarkable is that there is an unknown refugee on board inexplicably able to defeat the world master.

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What do we do when we’re not here in the Global and International Studies Building? We thought it might be nice to find out, so we asked. And got some interesting tidbits from faculty and grad students alike.

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