Monthly Archives: August 2016

Global Affairs & Human Security faculty and student examine the Responsibility to Protect principle

Global Affairs and Human Security graduate student, Katherine Teresa Towey, successfully co-authored and published an article in volume 4, issue 3 of the international relations journal, Politics and Governance, along with Assistant Professor Carla Barqueiro and Adjunct Professor Kate Seaman. The article, “Regional Organizations and the Responsibility Protect: Normative Reframing or Normative Change?” assesses the ability of regional organizations to implement the Responsibility to Protect principle, a global political commitment which was endorsed by all member states of the United Nations at the 2005 World Summit to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. The authors argue that politicization and reframing of the norm has hindered progress on protecting civilians from mass atrocities in Libya and in Syria.

Read the article, “Regional Organizations and the Responsibility to Protect Normative Reframing or Normative Change?”


Kate Seaman, adjunct professor


Katherine Teresa Towey, M.A. in Global Affairs & Human Security student


Carla Barqueiro, assistant professor







Health Systems Management Student Awarded Douglas Sheppard Memorial Scholarship

Christine HunterChristine Hunter, a senior health systems management student, was awarded the prestigious Douglas Sheppard Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Maryland Association of Health Care Executives (MAHCE). The $3,000 award—given in memory of former MAHCE president, Doug Sheppard, who died in 2012—is awarded to one graduate and one undergraduate healthcare administration or management student who has exhibited ethical behavior, demonstrated leadership qualities and contributed to their school’s knowledge base through active participation in student activities.

Christine, who stood out as a candidate because of her exemplary academic record and level of student involvement, will receive her award at the MAHCE’s upcoming education seminar, “The Power of Technology and Information in the Modern Day of Healthcare,” to be held at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Baltimore on Sept. 29.