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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.

POSC Major Cameron Macaskill Featured in CAS Student Spotlight Series

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.

POSC Major Jacob Sandstrom Attends 58th Air Force Academy Assembly

Date posted: March 20th, 2017

POSC Major Jacob Sandstrom recently attended the 58th Air Force Academy Assembly. Read about his experience below!
Serving as a student delegate at the 58th Air Force Academy Assembly, entitled “Inside the Wire: American Security and Cyber Warfare,” was a phenomenal opportunity to discuss the future of defense in the Information Age. …Read more.

Fall 2017 Course Descriptions

Date posted: March 17th, 2017

It’s never too early to start thinking about courses to take next semester! See what the Political Science Department is offering here. …Read more.

Spring 2017 Senior Capstone Presentations and Dinner

Date posted: March 17th, 2017

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Senior Capstone Presentations and Dinner. All are welcome to attend and see what Political Science majors have been busy researching.
April 19, 5:00-8:00p.m., TVUC Senior Classroom …Read more.

Faculty in the News – February

Date posted: March 17th, 2017

Check out what the Political Science faculty was up to during the month of February:

Professor Karen Beckwith participated in a panel discussion on Gender, Race, and Politics.
Take a look at Professor Justin Buchler’s commentary on the Trump administration and other news in the world of politics on his blog, The Unmutual Political Blog. …Read more.

Faculty in the News – January

Date posted: March 17th, 2017

Check out what the Political Science faculty was up to during the month of January:

Professor Joseph White weighed in on how the administration of President Donald Trump could have a local impact. …Read more.

Political Science Capstone Colloquium Fall 2015

Date posted: October 26th, 2015

Junior and Senior Political Science Majors will be presenting their SAGES capstones at the fall 2015 colloquium on November 18, 2015 beginning at 5:00pm. The presentations will be held in Senior Classroom of the Tinkham Veale University Center and dinner will be served. …Read more.

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