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Wellman Hill Grants Competition Information Session

Date posted: October 20th, 2015

The ninth annual competition for Wellman Hill Political Science Internship Grants will begin in mid-November. The grants are made possible by a generous gift from Elizabeth Hill (B.A., M.A. 1997) to honor her grandfather, Wellman Hill. …Read more.

Spring 2016 Course Offerings

Date posted: October 7th, 2015

The Department of Political Science is offering a range of courses in the Spring 2016 semester. For a complete list of courses and their descriptions, click here.

Professor McMann’s Book Given Honorable Mention

Date posted: October 7th, 2015

Professor McMann’s book, Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia, received honorable mention for the Ed A Hewett Book Prize, awarded for outstanding publication on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe.  …Read more.

POSC Major, Steven Reynolds, Receives Phi Beta Kappa Society Writing Internship

Date posted: September 8th, 2015

Steven Reynolds, a junior double majoring in political science and sociology, won the 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Society Writing Internship.
Reynolds’ internship began in August and will end in December. During the five-month period, he will write at least six articles for the society’s publication for news and alumni relations, The Key Reporter. …Read more.

Constitution Day 2015 “Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses: Justice and Due Process”

Date posted: August 19th, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 20154:00pm-5:30pm
Moot Courtroom in the CWRU School of Law
In 2010, the Center for Public Integrity reported that victims of sexual misconduct on campus face “a frustrating search for justice.”  On April 4, 2011, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a guidance document about sexual violence on campuses, setting standards for what universities must do in order to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972’s prohibition of sex discrimination in education.  …Read more.

Fall 2015 Courses

Date posted: August 12th, 2015

The Political Science Department offers a range of courses. For the full list of what is available during the Fall 2015 semester, please see our Course Descriptions page. …Read more.

Political Science Chair and Professor Karen Beckwith on City Club Panel for GOP Debate

Date posted: August 4th, 2015

Next July, Cleveland will host the 2016 Republic National Convention, where state delegates will select the party’s presidential candidate. It will mark the third time the convention has been held in Cleveland—the first since 1936. …Read more.

Article by Professor Karen Beckwith Featured in APSA Journal PS: Political Science and Politics

Date posted: July 14th, 2015

The most recent issue of the APSA journal PS: Political Science and Politics (July 2015) features Professor Karen Beckwith’s article “State, Academy, Discipline: Regendering Political Science” (pp. 445-449). Her article appeared as part of the Symposium on How Political Science Can Be More Diverse, organized by Professors Carol Mershon and Denise Walsh of the University of Virginia. …Read more.

Work by Professors Kathryn Lavelle and Karen Beckwith Included in APSA Journal

Date posted: July 14th, 2015

The most recent issue of the APSA journal Perspectives on Politics (June 2015) includes work by Professors Kathryn Lavelle and Karen Beckwith. See Philip Wallach’s (Brookings Institution) review of Professor Kathryn Lavelle’s book, Money and Banks in the American Political System (pp. …Read more.

Professor Jessica Green Resigns

Date posted: July 7th, 2015

We announce, with some pride and sadness, that Professor Jessica Green has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University, and has resigned her position here in the Department of Political Science at CWRU. …Read more.

Professors Beckwith and Buchler Featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business

Date posted: June 8th, 2015

What really happens at a political convention?Crain’s Cleveland BusinessKaren Beckwith, the Flora Stone Mather Professor in the Department of Political Science, and Justin Buchler, associate professor of political science, discussed the many political activities that can be expected to take place at 2016’s Republican Party convention. …Read more.

Tracy Epp and Elizabeth Hill Named 2015 Distinguished Service Alumnae

Date posted: May 22nd, 2015

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences honors alumni who have made exceptional contributions to their fields and to the lives of others. A ceremony for the 2015 winners will be held during Homecoming Weekend, October 8-11, 2015. …Read more.

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