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New Faculty Join the Department of Political Science, Professor Paul Schroeder Reappointed

Date posted: July 18th, 2017

Girma Parris and YuJung (Julia) Lee join the Department of Political Science in the fall semester as Visiting AssistantProfessors. Professor Parris, PhD Johns Hopkins University, will offer courses in US politics, news media and politics,race and immigration politics, and American political development.  …Read more.

Professor Kathryn Lavelle named associate editor of The International Studies Encyclopedia

Date posted: July 14th, 2017

Kathryn Lavelle, the Ellen and Dixon Long Professor in World Affairs in the Department of Political Science, recently was named an associate editor of The International Studies Encyclopedia, a project of the International Studies Association (ISA). …Read more.

Professor Kelly McMann Continues Role as Varieties of Democracy Project Manager

Date posted: March 21st, 2017

Kelly McMann continues to serve as subnational government project manager for Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem), a global collaboration that has produced 350 plus measures of democracy for all countries of the world from 1900 to the present, available at https://www.v-dem.net/en/…Read more.

Professor Karen Beckwith wins APSA Centennial Grant

Date posted: March 15th, 2017

Professor Karen Beckwith has won an American Political Science Association Centennial Grant to finish the book Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender with her co-authors Professors Claire Annesley (University of Sussex) and Susan Franceschet (University of Calgary). …Read more.

Professor Kathryn Lavelle reappointed as a Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Date posted: March 15th, 2017

Professor Kathryn Lavelle has been reappointed to a two-year term as a Global Fellow, Global Europe Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. …Read more.

Professor Kelly McMann’s article, “Developing State Legitimacy: The Credibility of Messengers and the Utility, Fit and Success of Ideas,” published

Date posted: March 15th, 2017

Professor Kelly McMann’s article, “Developing State Legitimacy: The Credibility of Messengers and the Utility, Fit and Success of Ideas,” was published in Comparative Politics, 48,4 (July 2016), pp. …Read more.

Professor Elliot Posner wins Great Lakes Energy Institute Faculty Fellowship

Date posted: March 15th, 2017

Professor Elliot Posner has won a Great Lakes Energy Institute Faculty Fellowship for his project “The Politics of Incumbent Electric Utilities in the Age of Renewables.”  His article, co-authored with Abraham Newman, “Structuring Transnational Interests: The Second-Order Effects of Soft Law in the Politics of Global Finance,” was published in the Review of International Political Economy 23, 5(2016): 768-798. …Read more.

Professor Laura Tartakoff’s essay, “Ethnic Identity and Gender in Pluralist Peru,” published

Date posted: March 15th, 2017

Professor Laura Tartakoff’s essay, “Ethnic Identity and Gender in Pluralist Peru,” was published in the journal Society. …Read more.

Professor Joseph White’s paper, “Long-Term Budgeting,” was published in New Ideas for Federal Budgeting

Date posted: March 15th, 2017

Professor Joseph White’s paper, “Long-Term Budgeting,”  has been published as Working Paper No. 8 in New Ideas for Federal Budgeting, working papers for the National Budgeting Roundtable, of the George Mason University Centers on the Public Service, Schar School of Policy and Government ( http://www.budgetingroundtable.com/). …Read more.

Professor Joseph White Discusses the Affordable Care Act and Issues Facing Doctors Today

Date posted: April 5th, 2016

Professor Joseph White was featured in the recent WalletHub article “2016’s Best and Worst States for Doctors.” He addresses contemporary issues faced by people going into the medical industry, how state and local policies influence medical professionals, and the Affordable Care Act’s influence on physicians, among other topics. …Read more.

Associate Professor, Elliot Posner, Receives 2015 ACES Advanced Opportunity Award

Date posted: March 27th, 2015

Association Professor, Elliot Posner, was among the list of 2015 ACES Advanced Opportunity Award winners. According to the Daily, “ADVANCE Opportunity grants are competitive annual awards selected by the Opportunity Grant Oversight Committee, who reviewed a total of 36 proposals in 2015. …Read more.

Professor Kelly McMann’s New Book Examines Why People Turn to Corruption

Date posted: January 26th, 2015

What drives ordinary citizens to corruption?

Neither greed nor personal gain, necessarily, but desperation, concludes Kelly McMann, a political scientist in the College of Arts and Sciences and author of the recently released book, Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia (Cornell University Press, 2014).

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