October 4, 2019 Newsletter

     Opportunities and Announcements

     for the Week of October 4, 2019


Third-year Political Science major Nick Vitello was featured this week in The Observer for his leadership in organizing a series of events in coordination with the “Global Climate Strike.” Congratulations to Nick and to our other students whose political engagement makes us proud. And hats off to Prof. Matt Hodgetts. Nick credits Prof. Hodgetts’ course POSC 388/488 Politics, Policy, and the Global Environment for sparking his activism, which since March includes the organization of three student strikes.

I look forward to seeing everyone today and tomorrow at the two Careers Colloquium events. Jacqueline Greene (BA ’07, JD ‘11) will give a public lecture this afternoon and lead a workshop tomorrow exclusively for Political Science majors.

Elliot Posner

Elliot Posner
Professor & Acting Chair (Fall 2019)
Department of Political Science
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 368-1015

General Announcements

  • Don’t forget! Careers Colloquium lecture with CWRU POSC alumna Jacqueline Greene is today, and her workshop for POSC majors is tomorrow (Saturday). We hope to see you all there!
  • Ohio’s Secretary of State Frank LaRose will be at the Tink on Monday, October 7th, from 10:30am-12pm, running a voter registration drive! Monday is the deadline to register to vote!


Upcoming Events

Careers Colloquium with Civil Rights Lawyer Jacqueline Greene
October 4, 4:30-6pm, TVUC Senior Classroom
Join CWRU POSC graduate Jacqueline Greene (BA ’07, JD ’11) for a talk titled “Rebel with a Cause: Stories about Survivors and Victims of Civil Rights Violations, Barriers to Accountability in Northeast Ohio Police Departments, Jails, and Prisons, and the Limits of the Courtroom.” Event is free and open to the public.

Careers Colloquium Workshop–POSC Majors Only
October 5, 11am-1pm, Mather House 100

Political Science majors are invited to attend a workshop with Careers Colloquium speaker Jacqueline Greene.

Friday Lunch: Hidden Costs of Waiting for Treatment: The Case of Orthopedic Surgery in Norway
October 4, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Room LL06
Join Mark Votruba, Associate Professor and Chair of the CWRU Economics Department, for a discussion on one of the most common criticisms of universal health care coverage: waiting lists.

October 4, 12-1:30pm, City Club of Cleveland
Author Jeremi Suri will discuss his book The Impossible Presidency, which charts the rise and fall of the America’s highest office from the limited role envisaged by the Founding Fathers to its current status as global influencer. Tickets are $37. Also broadcasted on 90.3.

The Hong Kong Protests
October 7, 6-7pm, Clark Hall 309
Political Science Professor Paul Schroeder and other experts will give brief descriptions of the current situation in Hong Kong, followed by a discussion.

Be Counted: A conversation about seniors and the U.S. Census
October 8, 9:30-11:30am, Jerry Sue Thornton Center
The Center for Community Solutions and the Council on Older Persons will hold a conversation about seniors and the U.S. Census. The event will feature discussions about things like why the census is important for older adults, how to reach older adults and who are the groups at risk of being under counted.

National Fellowship and Scholarship Information Session
October 8, 3:30pm, Sears Building 447
Interested in learning about national fellowships and scholarships? This sessions will cover eligibility requirements and application processes for the Boren, Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, and Truman scholarships, as well as many others. Learn what it takes to win one of these prestigious awards. For more information about fellowships and scholarships, visit case.edu/ugstudies.

Injustice in the Bail System
October 8, 7-8:30pm, Market Garden Brewery
Melekte Melaku, Campaign Manager for bail reform at ACLU of Ohio, will speak on her work on bail/pretrial reform, which would decrease the number of people held pretrial and help ameliorate the inhumane conditions at the Cuyahoga County Jail.

Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump
October 10, 4:30pm, Moot Courtroom
Penn State Law Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will deliver remarks tied to her new book BannedImmigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump, which examines the tool of discretion, or the choice a government has to protect, detain, or deport immigrants, and describes how the Trump administration has wielded this tool in creating and executing its immigration policy.

“Repeal HB 6” Petition Signing Event
October 10, 6-8pm, BottleHouse Brewery
Ohio Citizen Action has received quite a bit of outreach from folks wanting to find the petition to repeal HB 6. Because of this, we’ve invited petition circulators to a few events around Cleveland, and we’ll have the HB 6 referendum petition ready for your signature at the door. You must be registered to vote in Ohio to sign the petition.

Friday Lunch: Small Steps and Giant Leaps: How Apollo 11 Shaped Understandings of Earth and Beyond
October 11, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Room LL06
Join Steven Hauck, Professor and Chair of the Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences Department, for a discussion on what scientists and others learned from Apollo 11.

Propel Ohio: Collegiate Leadership Summit
November 15, 9am-4pm, Bowling Green State University
Organized by Senator Sherrod Brown, Propel Ohio is a leadership program that promotes civic engagement and inspires undergraduate students to grow into civic leaders in Ohio. Applications to attend are due Friday, October 11, 2019.

Check out our Political Science Events page for additional events happening on and around campus!


Internship & Fellowship Opportunities

Congressman Anthony Gonzalez
Congressman Gonzalez from Ohio’s 16th District is seeking interns for fall, spring, or summer 2020 (click here for job description). Interested students should send David Dobo the completed application form, along with a letter of recommendation and a writing sample (a paper written for class is fine).

Congressman Brad Wenstrup
Congressman Wenstrup from Ohio’s 2nd District is seeking interns for the spring semester. Interested students should fill out the application online. Contact Michael Rauber with any question.

Department of Veteran Affairs
The VA’s National Diversity Internship Program provides internship opportunities to diverse undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled, full time or part-time, in a degree-seeking program at an accredited post-secondary institution and recent graduates who have graduated within one year of the internship session which they are applying to.

Middle East Institute
MEI offers unpaid fall, spring, and summer internships in all of its departments. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Volunteer Opportunities

Bus Reception Training
October 10, 6:30-8pm, Contact quin@IRTFCleveland.org for location of training
We are part of a network of groups across the country who are welcoming migrants at bus stations (e.g., Greyhound) and providing them with food, backpacks, and other needed supplies.


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