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Professor Joseph White testifies to Congress on Budget & Appropriation Process Reform

Date posted: September 4th, 2018

Read and watch Professor Joseph White’s testimony on May 24 to the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Budget & Appropriation Process Reform.  This is an unusually bipartisan effort to improve how Congress does its work. …Read more.

Professor Kathryn Lavelle Joins Team of Researchers Investigating China’s “Polar Silk Road”

Date posted: August 24th, 2018

Melting Arctic ice revamping world’s shipping routes—prompting China’s “Polar Silk Road” and study by CWRU political scientist 
Rising temperatures are melting the Arctic ice, opening new shipping routes and prompting world powers to jostle for access and control. …Read more.

Professor McMann Among V-Dem Researchers Plotting Path Forward in Rome Conference

Date posted: October 30th, 2017

ROME, ITALY – Kelly McMann, Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program, was among nine researchers involved in the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project gathered in Rome, Italy, from across the Americas and Europe on October 17–19 to present their latest findings at the conference ”What Do We Know About Democratization After 117 Years?” Two other scholars participated electronically. 
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Professor Karen Beckwith Appointed to the Editorial Boards of Two International Journals

Date posted: October 16th, 2017

Professor Karen Beckwith, the Flora Stone Mather Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, has been appointed to the editorial boards of two international journals.  She has been appointed to the inaugural editorial board of the European Journal of Politics and Gender, the journal of the European Consortium for Political Research’s standing group on gender and politics (  …Read more.

Professor Julia Lee’s article, “Informing Women and Improving Sanitation: Evidence from Rural India,” published

Date posted: September 25th, 2017

Professor YuJung (Julia) Lee’s article, “Informing women and improving sanitation: Evidence from rural India,” has  been published in the Journal of Rural Studies. Professor Lee is offering her “Politics and Government of India” course, POSC391, this semester. …Read more.

Professor Kelly McMann Promoted to (Full) Professor Status

Date posted: August 25th, 2017

Professor Kelly McMann was promoted to (full) Professor status in July 2017.  Her achievements across her career to date – her books, Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014) and Economic Autonomy and Democracy: Hybrid Regimes in Russia and Kyrgyzstan (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006); her involvement in the international Varieties of Democracy project; her leadership as Director of CWRU’s International Studies Program; among many other professional achievements – have led to this well-deserved promotion.  …Read more.

Professor Juscelino Colares Interviewed about the First NAFTA Renegotiation Round

Date posted: August 25th, 2017

Professor Juscelino Colares was interviewed on PBS/WVIZ about the first NAFTA Renegotiation Round, focusing on the U.S. reform proposals on rules of origin, trade dispute settlement and digital trade, and the general positions of the Canadian and Mexican delegations.  …Read more.

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…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.

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