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About AI

The Ash Tree, located on the homepage banner, represents Ashburn Institute's logo, symbolizing deep historical roots and multiple branches of global outreach to all nations, cultures, and ethnic groups. The Ashburn Institute promotes the ideas of democracy and transatlantic integration by organizing international conferences and engaging graduate students, scholars, and policymakers into a dialogue on a variety of topics related to peace, EU integration, democratization, and euroatlantic integration. In the past, the Ashburn Institute partnered with a number of universities around the world: Anglo-American University of Prague (the Czech Republic), Girne American University (Northern Cyprus), the University of Oklahoma (US), and Washington University (US). 
The diversity of our board of directors is the key to our success:
Dr. Robert L. Frantz. Entrepreneur, strategic planner, and a global traveler. Serves as Chairman of the Board.
Dr. Joseph Drew. Professor of Sociology.
Dr. Nejat Dogan. Professor of Political Science.
McCall Carter, JD. Works for the International Criminal Court, Arusha, Tanzania.
Dr. Bob Krone. Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California.
Mr. Walt Putnam. Retired international reporter for the Associated Press.
Advisory Board:
Dr. Kseniya Khovanova-Rubicondo. Director Ashburn Institute European Office

Upcoming Events

Graduate Student Conference
"The New World Order: Dangers and Opportunities for Transatlantic Relationship."
Co-sponsored by the Ashburn Institute and the Department of Political Science, College of Charleston
November 14-15, 2014
The Ashburn Institute and the Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston, will hold a graduate student conference on the topic of "The New World Order: Dangers and Opportunities for Transatlantic Relationship."  
Is the post-WWII international order in danger? What are the sources of its instability? What are the consequences of redrawing international borders for stability in Europe? Does Russian foreign policy constitute a threat to European countries? Is nationalism in Europe on the rise and does it create a challenge for European stability? What is the role of the United States and the European Union for maintaining international order? Does economic interdependence still hold Europe together keeping the continent from war or does it create a challenge of contagion and potential for conflict? 
More information on the conference and on how to apply