October 25, 2019 Newsletter

     Opportunities and Announcements

     for the Week of October 25, 2019


On Wednesday (October 30th) I will host an informational meeting on the Wellman Hill Political Science Summer Internship Grants program. As in the past, the main attraction will be last year’s recipients (Marin ExlerSneha DarbhaMamadi Jallow, and Nick Leberer), who will discuss their experiences and field questions. Even though the deadline is in February and the website is not yet open to applications, I hold this event every October because the program requires students to find their own internships and doing so can take time. The event is open to prospective majors as well as current ones. I hope to see you there.

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! This coming Monday, October 28, 10am-12pm, there will be a Safe Zone Friend training session for students, faculty, and staff in Mather House 100! If you can’t make it, there will be another session on Tuesday, November 5, 10am-12pm! RSVP if you would like to attend!


Upcoming Events

Wellman Hill Political Science Internship Grants Info Session
October 30, 6-7:30pm, Mather House 100
Hear from last year’s Wellman Hill grant recipients to learn more about their experiences. Click here to learn more about the Wellman Hill Internship Grant program.

Friday Lunch: Brexit Trick or Treat
October 25, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Dampeer Room
Luke Reader, a scholar of British politics and especially British party politics, joins us to discuss whatever the Brexit situation will be less than a week before the deadline.

A Bail Reform Campaign Teach-In
October 28, 12:30-1:45pm, Crawford Hall, Room A13
Pretrial detention is one of the leading drivers of mass incarceration in the state of Ohio. Join the ACLU of Ohio and the Social Justice Institute for a Teach-In and in-depth examination of the current reform movement. We’ll examine the campaign to reform the bail system, demystify the mechanics of the pretrial system, and present opportunities for direct action. Free and open to the communityRSVP to socialjustice@case.edu.

National Fellowship and Scholarship Workshop: “Which Opportunity is Right for You?”
October 29, 3:30-5pm, Sears Library, Room 447
This workshop will provide students with information on a variety of prestigious awards and aid them in determining the best opportunities to meet their interests. Registration is requested. Email Assistant Dean Amanda McCarthy in the Office of Undergraduate Studies at aam83@case.edu to confirm your attendance.

Civil Resistance & Sustainable Development in Battir, Palestine
October 29, 5-6:30pm, Mandel Community Center, Room 115
Environmental advocate Hassan Muamer will present Battir as an example of civil resistance through cultural heritage and landscape preservation, and how Battir became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“Culture Under Socialist Conditions: Literary Translation as a Geopolitical Instrument”
October 30, 3pm, TVUC Senior Classroom
Damaris Punales-Alpizar, PhD, CWRU Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, will give a lecture as part of the Power of Diversity Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Register online.

“Kashmir: A Postcolonial Would that Refuses to Heal”
October 30, 4:30pm, Clapp Hall, Room 108
A former BBC journalist, Dr. Ather Zia is now a professor of anthropology and gender studies at the University of Northern Colorado. She received a journalism degree and performed field studies in Kashmir. Among other things, she writes on Kashmiri women’s human rights efforts.

A Case Western Dialogue on Human Trafficking
October 30, 5-7pm, Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 108
This event will feature food and an opportunity to network from 5 to 6 p.m. and a presentation on human trafficking from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dialogue. Attendees must register for this event.

Back to (Merely) Bad: The Future of U.S. Policy Towards Iran
October 30, 5:30-7:15pm, The Union Club
Join us as Jarrett Blanc, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment, addresses these issues and options to break the negative cycle between the United States and Iran. What options are there for de-escalation of the current crisis? What would a return to diplomacy look like? How do all of these factors effect U.S. national security priorities? Student tickets are $5.

Border Between Neighbors: A Conversation on Immigration
October 31, 6-7:30pm, Guilford House, Room 323
Elevate the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship within our community and help guide students, faculty, and staff to a better understanding of identity.

Friday Lunch: Local News: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
November 1, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Dampeer Room
Join Joseph Frolik, Senior Vice President for Communications, Community Relations, and Government Relations at MetroHealth for a discussion on local news.

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


Internship & Fellowship Opportunities

Council on Foreign Relations
CFR offers a variety of paid internships in Washington, DC and New York City. Interns gain valuable experience through exposure to leading foreign policy experts. They are also offered professional development training as a foundation for future work in the field of foreign policy and international affairs. Applications for Spring 2020 internships are currently being accepted.

Fair Housing Center for Rights & Research
Applications for a part-time Enforcement Intern are currently being accepted. Must be able to commit 15 hours per week. $12.00/hour.

Previously posted opportunities can be found on the department webpage


Summer Opportunities

Senator Rob Portman
Internships in the Washington, DC and Ohio offices of Senator Rob Portman offer college-aged students an introduction to the U.S. Senate and the workings of a Senate office. Summer 2020 applications are due by January 20, 2020.


Graduating Student Opportunities

William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
The Clinton Fellowship for service is a 10-month volunteer program that connects recent graduates to development organizations in India. Projects are in areas such as education, livelihood, and public health. A monthly stipend and certain benefits are covered by the American Indian Foundation (AIF). Applications are due January 20, 2020.


Scholarship Opportunities

think: global Study Abroad Scholarship
Undergraduate students participating in approved Study Abroad programs during Winter Break 2019, Spring, Spring Break, Spring May, Calendar year, and Fall 2020 are eligible to apply. Applications are due by December 1, 2019.


A Little Extra…

  • Professor Justin Buchler wrote about polls and party lines ahead of the 2020 presidential election on The Conversation.


Please note that the Department of Political Science alerts our students to a range of opportunities, including internships, fellowships, and jobs.  We do not endorse or sponsor these, and leave it to the judgment of our students what is most useful and appropriate to them.

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