Department of Political Science

Professor Beckwith Conducted Interviews at the Scottish Parliament for Current Projects

Date posted: June 26th, 2014

Professor Karen Beckwith concluded interviewing at the Scottish Parliament. She interviewed women who sit in the Parliament who are members of parties that support a “yes” vote on the Scottish independence referendum: Scottish National Party and Green Party MSPs. …Read more.

Professor White Goes to Berlin for Presentation at OECD Meeting

Date posted: June 26th, 2014

Professor White went to Berlin for a meeting from June 11-13 of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Senior Budget Officials. He was invited to give a presentation on “The Challenge of Budgeting for Health Care Programs,” based on work he has done for an OECD project on the topic. …Read more.

Professor Beckwith Attends “Women’s Voices, Scotland’s Future” Conference

Date posted: June 26th, 2014

On June 25, Professor Karen Beckwith attended the Women’s Voices, Scotland’s Future Conference, sponsored by the European Social Research Council, at the Merchants Hall in Edinburgh.  Speakers included Members of the Scottish Parliament from Labour and the Scottish National Party, as well as academics from the Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling.   …Read more.

Professor Pete Moore in the UAE for Research, Gives Lecture in Warsaw

Date posted: June 9th, 2014

During the past month, Professor Pete Moore has been in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai) conducting research on the fiscal crises in the Gulf. For more about his time there, check out his blog article, “Boom, Bust and Boom in Dubai.”
While there, he gave a lecture in Warsaw to the Polish Military Special Forces, about instability in the Middle East. …Read more.

Professor Karen Beckwith served as commentator at Research Conference at the University of Manchester

Date posted: May 16th, 2014

Professor Karen Beckwith served as a commentator and discussant at the Research Conference on Gender, Politics, and Institutional Change in Bachelet’s Chile: 2006-2010, at the University of Manchester, in Manchester, UK, on April 29, 2014.   …Read more.

Professor Beckwith Attends the ECPR Joint Sessions Workshops in Spain

Date posted: May 7th, 2014

Professor Karen Beckwith recently presented a paper, “From Party Leader to Prime Minister? Gender and Leadership Contests in West Europe,” at the 2014 European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions of Workshops, in Salamanca, Spain. …Read more.

OECD Meeting April 23-24

Date posted: April 25th, 2014

Over the past couple of days Professor White has been attending the OECD Meeting in Paris. Below are some pictures of the conference room. The meeting is held in English, yet the country names are in French. …Read more.

Professor White Attends OECD Meeting in Paris Tonight

Date posted: April 22nd, 2014

Professor White departs Tuesday, April 22, to attend a meeting at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.  This 3rd Meeting of the Joint Network on Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems will bring together senior budget officials and health policy officials from the OECD’s member nations, plus assorted scholars, to discuss how budget and health program officials might work together to better control health care costs – yet meet public demands for equitable access to care.   …Read more.

Professor Kathryn Lavelle Presents Paper at Georgetown Law Symposium

Date posted: April 10th, 2014

Professor Lavelle traveled to Washington, D.C. on April 8 to present her paper at the International Financial Regulation in the Post-Crisis Era: Symposium and Book Launch at Georgetown University.
Her paper compares the development of financial supervision in the Federal Reserve and the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) of the European Central Bank (ECB).   …Read more.

Professor Beckwith Gives Talk at the Scottish Parliament

Date posted: March 31st, 2014

Professor Beckwith gave a talk on February 18, 2014 at the Scottish Parliament Women’s Dinner, which was part of the celebrations of Trade Union Week in Scotland.
 
The title of the talk was “Current Issues in the US Labor Movement,” and the dinner, which took place in the Members’ Restaurant, included Members of the Scottish Parliament, trade union activists, academics and others.
  …Read more.

The Scottish Parliament

Date posted: March 31st, 2014


The earliest record of a mention of the Scottish Parliament was in 1235. It was an assembly of nobles and churchmen held on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The purpose was to advise the king on policy and justice issues. …Read more.

Professor Beckwith wins Scottish Fulbright Visiting Professor

Date posted: March 31st, 2014

Professor Karen Beckwith was awarded a Scotland Fulbright Visiting Professorship, the University of Edinburgh, January 1-June 30, 2014. …Read more.