Monthly Archives: February 2011

In memory: Prof. Norman Kogan

From Dr. Mark Boyer, Professor and Department Head, Political Science: “It is with sadness that I write to let you know that our emeritus colleague Norman Kogan recently passed away. In our department, Norman specialized in Comparative Western Europe with … Continue reading

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Badie on “Security and the Rentier State”

Greetings Faculty and Students! Interested in security, international alliances, or the politics of oil? Want to find out what projects polisci grads are working on? Do you like fresh FREE pizza and FREE soda? Dina Badie, a graduate student in … Continue reading

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Nixon Library Paid Summer Internship

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (, a nonpartisan federal institution operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, is seeking talented and energetic undergraduate students to work as paid interns from June 6, 2011, to August 12, 2011. … Continue reading

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Zheng Travels to India

Prof. Yu Zheng recently returned from a research trip to India. (Some of his related papers are here.) He was kind enough to answer a few questions: Why did you travel to India? I always wanted to go to India, … Continue reading

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CFP: Northeastern Political Science Association (Nov 2011)

Northeastern Political Science Association 2011 Annual Meeting 17-19 November 2011 Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION The Northeastern Political Science Association will hold its 43rd annual meeting 17-19 November 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in … Continue reading

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ECON and SOCI lectures, Feb 23 & 24

Two upcoming lectures may be of interest to the political science community: “Dead Reckoning: System Effects, Risk, and Air Traffic Control” Diana Vaughn, Columbia University Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:00 p.m. Manchester Hall Lounge Presented by the Department of Sociology … Continue reading

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Experts Comment on Transitions to Democracy

Given widespread protests against authoritarian regimes in the Middle East and North Africa and the toppling of presidents in Tunisia and Egypt, we asked several experts in the department to suggest readings on the topic of democratization and the uncertain … Continue reading

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