November 1, 2019 Newsletter

Opportunities and Announcements

     for the Week of November 1, 2019


I would like to thank this year’s Wellman Hill Grant recipients (Marin ExlerSneha DarbhaMamadi Jallow, and Nick Leberer) for speaking at the annual informational meeting. If you missed the event, you will soon find their reports on the website. Of course, the Wellman Hill program isn’t the only way to support an exciting summer experience. One obvious other campus resource is SOURCE funding, which many Political Science students have received in the past. In addition, I encourage you to consider applying to the Cleveland Foundation’s Summer Internship Program and Fellowships and Summer on the Cuyahoga.

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


Upcoming Events

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.

Democracy 2020: When Did Polarization Become Normal?
November 5, 12-1:30pm, Linsalata Alumni Center
Hear from Political Science Professor Justin Buchler and other panelists as they discuss the normalization of polarization ahead of the 2020 election. Free and open to the public, registration is required.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Music as Political Diplomacy
November 5, 7:30-8:45pm, The Happy Dog
Today, while international affairs seem dominated by the high politics of official representatives and ambassadors, a great deal of transnational interaction still happens through music and often at the levels of citizens and collectives. What goes into these efforts? How do such exchanges shape the foreign artists as well as the American musicians? What is the future of this kind of advocacy and what are its limits?

Addressing the Crisis of Family Homelessness
November 6, 12-1:30pm, City Club of Cleveland and Livestream
At any given time, 5% of CMSD students are experiencing homelessness. It’s indicative of a larger problem, an overall increase in family homelessness — most often comprised of single mothers and their children — due to several factors including the lack of affordable housing and high eviction rates. Several initiatives are underway to keep families intact and create more opportunities for stable housing. How are they working? What more still needs to be done?

Fake News in the Post-Truth Era
November 7, 7-9pm, Linsalata Alumni Center
Political Science Professor Kathryn Lavelle will join the Global Ethical Leaders Society and other panel members for a discussion on the relevancy of ethics in our media-driven world.

Deporting Diversity: How Deportation Affects the Latinx Community of the United States
November 8, 12:30-2pm, TVUC Senior Classroom
Dr. John Flores  will discuss the history of deportation in the United States and the impact deportation policies have had on Latinx families and communities.

Friday Lunch: Reforming General Education: What Should All College Students Know in the 21st Century?
November 8, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Dampeer Room
Join Peter Shulman, Associate Professor of History, for a discussion about general education reform, what all students should know, and who gets to make that decision.

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


Summer Opportunities

USAID Bureau for Africa Internship
The Bureau for Africa internships gives students an opportunity to be involved in the bureau’s goal of improving health services, supporting businesses, and strengthen communities in Africa. The internship is unpaid. Summer 2020 applications are due December 15, 2019.

USAID Legislative and Public Affairs Internship
The LPA internship provides students with the opportunity to be involved in the liaison process between the bureau and the media, Congress, and other constituents. This is an unpaid internship. Summer 2020 applications are due December 15, 2019.

Cleveland Hillel Foundation Summer Internship
This is a paid summer internship program open to Jewish students who will be going into their junior or senior year in the fall. Interns work for ten weeks and participate in innovative programming including exclusive excursions around Cleveland, professional development seminars, and opportunities to interact with civic and community leaders. Applications are due December 18, 2019.

Summer on the Cuyahoga
This summer internship program is open to students who are rising juniors, rising seniors and recent graduates. The program brings together 50-70 students for an intensive summer immersion program designed to help interns explore the professional, civic & social offerings of the Cleveland area. SOTC offers students challenging internships, community introductions, alumni connections & group housing for the summer.


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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