Date posted: July 27th, 2018
This is the final Newsletter of the 2018-2019 academic year. There are congratulations to share, thanks to extend, farewells to issue, and donors to recognize.
Congratulations! We have good news and cause for celebration in our Department. …Read more.
Date posted: November 22nd, 2017
On Thursday, November 16, Political Science majors presented their capstone research. Following the presentations, students and faculty enjoyed dinner and conversation together. Congratulations to all of the presenters on a job well done! …Read more.
Date posted: November 13th, 2017
Chris Hook, Budget Analyst for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (CWRU BA 2003, MA 2004), gave the third annual Careers Colloquium for Political Science Public Lecture, “Managing Change in Times of Transition: How to Adapt and Succeed for Different Attorneys General, Secretaries, and Administrations.”
The following day, he discussed internship and federal employment opportunities with political science students at the Careers Colloquium workshop. …Read more.
Date posted: November 2nd, 2017
Next summer, Ann Marie Smetona, Junior POSC major, will be an intern for ten weeks at the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, which services both the countries of Switzerland and Lichtenstein. …Read more.
Date posted: October 20th, 2017
Last Saturday, the Department of Political Science celebrated the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Wellman Hill Public Service Internship Program. The celebration party, hosted by Professors Elliot Posner (POSC) and Gillian Weiss (HSTY) at their home, was attended by our double alumna Elizabeth Hill, her father Michael Hill, Cyrus Taylor, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, members of the Wellman Hill Committee, faculty members of the Department of Political Science, and our students and former students. …Read more.
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.
Date posted: August 18th, 2017
With two new faculty members this fall, the Department is able to offer new courses for our students. Professor Girma Parris (PhD Johns Hopkins University) is offering POSC321 News Media and Politics and POSC389 Race, Immigration and American Political Development. …Read more.
Date posted: August 11th, 2017
The following announcement was written by the College of Arts and Sciences:
Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences honors alumni who have made exceptional contributions to their fields and to the lives of others. …Read more.
Date posted: July 27th, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Jonathan Entin, who has won the National Federal Bar Association’s inaugural Excellence in Civics Education Award! Professor Entin, recently retired from CWRU’s School of Law, has long been a Secondary Faculty Member in the Department of Political Science, most recently serving as a member of Jessica Weil’s master’s thesis committee and supervising Nicholas Ericksen-Deriso’s senior capstone project, Bail, An Insider’s Perspective: Examining Judges’ Perceptions of the American Bail System. …Read more.
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.
Date posted: July 11th, 2017
POSC major Cameron Macaskill was recently featured in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Spotlight series. In the interview, she discusses her experiences in research and study abroad, involvement at CWRU, as well as her future plans. …Read more.
Date posted: May 12th, 2017
Looking Ahead, Concluding the Academic Year. As students finish their coursework and faculty complete their grading, we can look to future opportunities. For students, the American Political Science Association has organized two online brochures: Exploring Careers in Political Science and Why Study Political Science? …Read more.