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‘Conflict in the South China Sea’ talk scheduled

Cheryl Brown, associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, will discuss “Conflict in the South China Sea” as the fourth speaker in the 2017 Great Decisions lecture series. This free, public presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Charlotte International House in Plaza Midwood. This will be a special joint program with YP@IH, the young professional group at International House.

Brown teaches a variety of courses for the Political Science and Public Administration Department, including “Chinese Politics.” Her research interests include China’s personal data privacy and tort reform; technology, ethics and culture; and Big Data governance and privacy. She has focused recently on the legal, social and ethical implications of deep-sea mining, one of the issues currently impacting the South China Sea.

More information, including online registration, is available on the Office of International Programs website.

Mathematical Finance program ranked No. 18

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program again has been named among the top 20 programs in the nation, ranking No. 18 in the TFE Times’ 2017 Master of Financial Engineering Program Rankings.

“We are very proud that our Mathematical Finance program has again been recognized as one of the best in the nation,” said Jennifer Troyer, associate dean for research and graduate programs, Belk College of Business. “Graduates of this interdisciplinary program are bringing added value to the global financial services industry. This recognition is reflective of their success and the competitiveness of this program, which we have built in partnership with leading corporations in the region.”

UNC Charlotte’s Mathematical Finance program is a joint program of the Departments of Finance and Economics in the Belk College of Business and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.