November 8, 2019 Newsletter

     Opportunities and Announcements

     for the Week of November 8, 2019


On Monday students will start to enroll in spring courses. Please find our course offerings here. For the first time in years, all permanent members of the department’s faculty will be in residence. I also want to remind students that Professor Schroeder has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the spring semester.

This fall’s senior capstone presentations and dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at 5:00 pm in the Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom. All are welcome. Please join us.

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

Upcoming Events

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.

Learn from the Lawyers
November 8, 12:45-2pm, Sears Library, Room 333
Hear from a panel of lawyers to learn more about their experiences.

Refugee Rights and State Preferences 
November 11, 12-1pm, Moot Courtroom
Law Professor James Hathaway will argue in his lecture that both concerns – the unprincipled allocation of responsibility based on accidents of geography and the desperate need for greater attention to resettlement as a core protection response – cry out for a global, managed system to protect refugees.

The Lines Between Us: A Dialogue about Fair Housing, Segregation, & Social Disparities
November 14, 11:30am-12:45pm, Clark Hall Room 207
In The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide, journalist Lawrence Lanahan chronicles the segregation and economic inequalities of Baltimore and the strategies employed to change them. After Lanahan’s presentation, Jonathan Entin (David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law and Political Science, CWRU) and Dr. Megan E. Hatch (Associate Professor, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, CSU) will reflect on the broad themes introduced in the book and compare them with the critical work happening here in Cleveland.  Free and open to the community.  RSVP to

The New American City: The Big Promise of our Midsize Metros
November 15, 12-1:30pm, City Club of Cleveland & Livestream
Mick Cornett is the longest-serving Mayor of Oklahoma City and is credited with its transformation from a forgettable city in “flyover country” to one of America’s most dynamic midsized cities. How did he do it? And what can Cleveland learn from Oklahoma City? Join us as Cornett discusses the lessons learned from his city’s success and the way forward for America’s midsize metros. Tickets to attend are $37. Livestream is free.

Friday Lunch: Will We Ever Have Another Paris? The U.S. and the International Politics of Climate Change
November 15, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Dampeer Room
Join Matt Hodgetts, Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science, for a discussion on whether or not a change in party control would put the U.S. back into a leadership position on climate change and other environmental issues.

Art, Activism, and the Legacy of Tamir Rice
November 20, 6pm, Cleveland Museum of Art
The community is invited to the fifth anniversary commemoration of the life and legacy of Tamir Rice, an evening of the arts, featuring a conversation between internationally renowned artist Theaster Gates and journalist and activist Bakari Kitwana. Gates and special guests will examine the role of art activism in the pursuit of racial equity and justice, both in Cleveland and beyond. Event is free, but donations are encouraged. Register online.

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


Internship & Fellowship Opportunities

Independent Diplomat Remote Internship
This organization is seeking interns for projects that provide diplomatic support to Rohingya leaders and activists and climate diplomacy advice to the Marshall Islands government. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis with a preference for those that are able to start ideally by mid-November.

Congress-Bundestag Exchange
This fellowships provides American students the opportunity to spend one year studying and interning in Germany. Applications are due by December 1, 2019.

Humanity in Action Fellowships
Current undergraduates and graduating seniors are eligible to apply for this year-long fellowship in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo, or Warsaw. 2020 applications are due January 5, 2020.

Previously posted opportunities can be found on the department webpage


Summer Opportunities

Cultural Vistas Fellowship Information Session
November 13, 3pm, Online
Learn more about the Cultural Vistas Fellowship program through this webinar.
Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this fully funded multinational professional development program that includes an eight-week summer internships in Buenos Aires, Berlin, or an English-speaking country. Applications are due November 15, 2019.


Volunteer Opportunities

Cleveland Clinic’s College Student Volunteer Program
Volunteers are given the opportunity to support patients, visitors, and caregivers. Volunteers commit to a weekly set-schedule in a department/assignment during the 2020 Spring Semester. Cleveland Clinic provides complimentary parking and food credit on the volunteer day.

University Hospitals
College student volunteers must sign up for an information session. At the information session, we will place you in a volunteer role based on your interests and availability and provide you with the next steps to volunteering. At the information session, you will also be given the dates of the upcoming mandatory volunteer orientation.


Research Opportunities – Call for Papers

Ohio Latin Americanist Conference
February 28-29, 2020, Ohio University
All Latin Americanists and Latinx Studies students are invited to attend and also submit paper proposals. Submit proposals by December 6, 2019.

Inamori International Military Ethics Thesis Prize
Non-European students, either military or civilian, in a graduate or professional-level program (including law or medical students, etc.) are invited to submit a thesis. Proposals are due January 22, 2020.

The International Journal of Ethical Leadership
The IJEL is seeking articles relevant to theoretical and practical approaches to ethical leadership from diverse perspectives. Submissions are accepted from academic, professional, and lay perspectives. Submissions are due March 15, 2020.


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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