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October 22, 2018 Newsletter

Date posted: October 19th, 2018

Opportunities and Announcements for the Week of October 22, 2018
 
Review of the Political Science Program. As we anticipate fall break, the Department is also anticipating an external review of its programs.  …Read more.

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.

Fall 2017 Senior Capstone Colloquium

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.

2017 Political Science Careers Colloquium

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.

Major Ann Marie Smetona to Intern at the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland

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.

Wellman Hill 10th Anniversary Celebration

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.

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.

Four New Political Science Courses this Fall Semester, Open to All Students

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.

Two Political Science Alumni Honored as CAS Distinguished Alumni

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.

Professor Emeritus Jonathan Entin Awarded Excellence in Civics Education Award

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.

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.

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