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Professor Kathryn Lavelle Appointed Wilson Center Global Fellow

Date posted: December 22nd, 2014

Kathryn Lavelle, the Ellen and Dixon Long Professor of World Affairs, was appointed as a Wilson Center Global Fellow in the Global Europe Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Visiting Assistant Professor Paul Schroeder Participates in a Discussion on the Recent U.S.-China Climate Accord on The Sound of Ideas Program

Date posted: November 18th, 2014

The United States has a new plan to further reduce the amount of carbon pumped into the atmosphere, and this one has the Chinese saying they’ll try to pollute less, too, starting in 2030. Tomorrow morning at 9 on the Sound of Ideas, our local experts will talk about the U.S.-China climate accord, what it means here and abroad for the prospects of renewable energy and the coal industry.

Listen here.

Professor White Awarded the 2014 Aaron Wildavsky Award for a Distinguished Scholar in the Field of Public Budgeting and Financial Management

Date posted: August 1st, 2014

This award is presented annually to a distinguished scholar in the field of public budgeting and financial management in honor of the lifetime accomplishments of Aaron Wildavsky.

The Winner of the 2012-2013 Midwest Women’s Caucus Outstanding Professional Achievement Award is Karen Beckwith

Date posted: April 5th, 2013

Dr. Beckwith has made outstanding contributions to scholarship in a range of areas including social movements, mass political participation, parties and elections, women and politics, and comparative politics.

Political Economist Kathryn C. Lavelle Pens Primer on U.S. Financial and Political Systems

Date posted: December 20th, 2012

As the financial crisis of 2008 led to foreclosures, job losses and shrinking retirement funds, political scientists and economists argued over whom to blame. Noticing how even the experts disagreed prompted Case Western Reserve University political scientist Kathryn Lavelle to write a new primer, Money and Banks in the American Political System (Cambridge University Press), that explains how politics and the U.S. financial system interact.

Congratulations to Professor Karen Beckwith for Winning the 2011 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics

Date posted: February 27th, 2012

Karen Beckwith, the Flora Stone Mather Professor in the Department of Political Science, won the 2011 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics. Her project, “Gender and Cabinet Recruitment: Pace and Profile in Gendering Government,” focuses on women’s access to cabinet positions in West Europe and North America and involves an international research group of scholars in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Political science faculty member examines European finance during Fulbright experience

Date posted: February 7th, 2012

Long before the epicenter of the financial crisis shifted to the European Union (EU), Case Western Reserve University political scientist Elliot Posner had been studying the region’s financial arrangements and their international effects. This year, as an EU Affairs Fulbright Research Scholar, Posner is using his previous work to understand EU, transatlantic and international responses to the crisis—and efforts to prevent another one.

Professor Kathryn C. Lavelle publishes new book, Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Date posted: November 10th, 2011

Professor Kathryn C. Lavelle’s new book, Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank, has just been published by Oxford University Press

Professor Justin Buchler Comments on Congressional Redistricitng to ABC News

Date posted: November 10th, 2011

ABC asked Case Western Reserve University Political Scientist Justin Buchler, a redistricting expert, to decode the news.

Kathryn Lavelle, Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs, was recently elected to life membership in the Council on Foreign Relations

Date posted: November 10th, 2011

Lavelle said she looks forward to exploring new ways to connect the practice of politics with academic work by interacting with policymakers and finance professionals at the highest levels of government and business.

Robert H. Binstock Receives Hovorka Prize

Date posted: November 10th, 2011

Throughout his distinguished career, Binstock has established himself as a leader in his field, with a record of exemplary achievement in research, scholarship and contributions to the university and broader local and national communities.

Professor Kathryn Lavelle Reflects on Fulbright Experience

Date posted: November 10th, 2011

Kathryn Lavelle, Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs, spent the spring 2010 semester as a visiting research chair in world affairs at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. She conducted research on the international implications of the financial crisis with the goal of producing a book on American financial politics in comparative perspective.

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