Opportunities and Announcements from the Department of Political Science at CWRU
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Week of May 28, 2021

To the Political Science Department:

Congratulations to everyone for making it through another year, and a tough one at that. Remote learning has not been the same, but hopefully, next semester will return to as normal as possible. I am saddened that I will not be there for it, but I have enjoyed my time as student office assistant.  Good luck to all of the students still at Case, and good luck to all of the graduating seniors!


Graduating Students
Congratulations to the Political Science students who are graduating this semester:

  • Krysta Aulak
  • Juliana Behme
  • Neha Boinpally
  • Robert Bruno
  • Andrew Ford
  • Joel Fuentes
  • John Garcia
  • Richard Gilmore-Vega
  • Jeffrey Heferle
  • Mamdi Jallow
  • Thomas Kan
  • Nandita Kannapadi
  • Marisa Katz
  • Alana Khan
  • Aliah Lawson
  • Anaiya Manuel
  • Spencer McClung
  • Chloe Mieras
  • Timothy Orlando
  • Hanna Paris
  • Meghan Parker
  • Vanessa Pilatova
  • Emma Risley
  • Jeremy Rodrigues
  • Jackson Rudoff
  • Sarah Sekwat
  • Timothy Sprunt
  • Hunter Stecko
  • Sarria Tascon
  • Katherine Toledo
  • Nicholas Vitello
  • Madison Warner
  • Ian Wise
  • Bryan Witte
  • Katherine Yan
  • Dalia Zullig

And an additional congratulations to those seniors who won department awards:

  • The Flora Stone Mather Alumae Award:  Meghan Parker
  • The Comparative Politics Prize:  Jackson Rudoff
  • The International Relations Prize:  Jeremy Rodgrigues
  • The Us Politics Prize:  Nicholas Vitello and Andrew Ford

Additionally, Sarah Jordan Reif was nominated for the James Dysard Magee Award.

Upcoming Events
Taking White Supremacy to Court
Thursday June 10, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm (EST)
Join Integrity First for America (IFA) Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and lead attorney Michael Bloch for a critical conversation hosted by Case Western University School of Law. Together they will explore the path from Charlottesville to the Capitol and beyond and how we hold these violent extremists accountable—starting with IFA’s Charlottesville lawsuit, Sines v. Kessler, which takes on the leaders of this violent movement and heads to trial this fall.Judicial Crisis?: Dark Money, Court Capture, and the Future of American Democracy
Friday June 11, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 pm (EST)Senator Whitehouse, a former U.S. Attorney and
In May, 2020, Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), released a report examining a decades-long effort by conservative interests to remake the federal judiciary. The report follows a several years of increased tension in the Senate over the perception of partisan judicial nominations. The tension escalated after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the expediated process to confirm a replacement before Election Day. On September 22, 2020, Senator Whitehouse testified before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet about the court capture and its effect on an independent judiciary, the rule of law, and the future of American democracy.State Attorney General, was elected to the Senate in 2006. He is also the author of Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy. The livestream will be available beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Current Opportunities
Virtual Volunteering Opportunities
The CWRU Center for Civic Engagement and Learning has compiled a list of virtual volunteering opportunities, several of which are political science related.Israel on Campus Coalition Fellowship
ICC is currently looking for student applications for the next school year for their 2021-2022 fellowship program. For more informaiton and to apply, follow the link above.ICPSR’s Summer Program
(ICPSR) Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in statistics, quantitative methods, and data analysis for students, faculty, and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds. Participants in the ICPSR Summer Program learn how to understand data and gain valuable research skills that help them to advance their education and careers. The ICPSR Summer Program is world-renowned for its premier quality of instruction, fun learning environment, and unparalleled networking opportunities. There are two options: the four-week session or the short session. Follow the links for more information and to register.Langshaw Campaign for North Royalton City Council
Dan Langshaw is currently seeking students interested in learning more about political campaigning, strategic communications and digital strategies for his upcoming campaign where he will be running for a council position for Ward 3 in North Royalton. For more information, check out the flier!
Graduating Senior Opportunities
Douglass Project Fellowship 
Douglass Project Fellows are diverse, engaged, and curious early-career professionals and college students who are committed to using their intellect, lived experience, and passion to work with the Douglass Project to build a more just, compassionate, and equitable society. Fellows will work in small, diverse teams comprised of traditional college students and those with lived experience to support key programmatic and administrative efforts of the organization.German Bundestag Internship Program 
This Internship Program provides the opportunity for American graduates to learn first-hand about German politics by working in the office of a member of the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag). The program runs from March 1st to July 31st. During this time participants are enrolled as students at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The application deadline is July 31st, 2021.
Summer Funding for Unpaid Internships and Projects
Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education has funding available for students who receive an unpaid internship, pursue a project-based opportunity, or engage in substantive experiential learning over the summer. The funding is designed to enable students from all majors and economic backgrounds to participate in meaningful work and build skills through hands-on learning. For more information, follow the link above.

In This Issue:

General Announcements

Upcoming Events 

Current Opportunities

Graduating Senior Opportunities


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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