Monthly Archives: February 2011

Roundtable on “Protests in the Arab World,” 3:30 pm

This event is over but you may still watch it or read about the discussion of protests, democratization, Egypt, the Maghreb, U.S. policy, strategic interests, and what lies ahead: See the Video Christine Buckley’s take at UConn Today Russell O’Brien … Continue reading

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Washington Center information session (February 17)

Washington Center information session Monteith 119 11:30 am to 12:15 pm Come listen to Sophia Weeks, ask questions, or simply stop by to pick up some information.

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Snyder to speak on Human Rights (March 3)

Jack Snyder, Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, will be joining us on March 3 for an afternoon lecture. The Human Rights Institute would like to invite you to attend the lecture titled “A Pragmatic Approach to Human Rights” … Continue reading

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Scruggs speaks on “Information, Choice and Political Consumption”

Your colloquium committee is delighted to announce the first of a series of “First Wednesday” research talks this semester: Professor Lyle Scruggs “Information, Choice and Political Consumption: Human Rights in the Checkout Lane” (PDF) Wednesday, February 16, Monteith 119 12pm … Continue reading

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Reiter to speak on new book, March 3

Prof. Howard Reiter will speak on his new book, Counter Realignment: Political Change in the Northeastern United States. The talk will take place at the UConn Coop Bookstore on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 4 pm. Prof. Reiter will be … Continue reading

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Chenoweth audio on “Civil Resistance” now available

On February 10, 2011, Prof. Erica Chenoweth spoke at UConn about “Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict.” The audio (MP3) is here. The recording starts just seconds after Chenoweth began her lecture. (Warning: She did use … Continue reading

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Pressman speaks on US and Middle East (3 pm)

Prof. Jeremy Pressman will speak Friday, February 11, at 3 pm on “The Impact of the Changing Balance of Mideast Power on U.S. Policy.” The talk will take place in Monteith 119 with free pizza, soda, and snacks. Pressman also … Continue reading

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Zirakzadeh’s “Social and Political Movements” anthology in print

Prof. Cyrus Ernesto (“Ernie”) Zirakzadeh’s four-volume anthology, Social and Political Movements, is in print (London: Sage Publications). The handbook contains 58 famous essays on social movements and social-movement theory from the past 70 years. The volumes are entitled “Theorizing about … Continue reading

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Chenoweth talk on Civil Resistance in 1st Bennett Lecture (Feb 10)

Prof. Erica Chenoweth will launch the Alan R. Bennett Lecture Series with a talk on “Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict” The talk will be held at 12:15 pm on Thursday, February 10 in Monteith 119. … Continue reading

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Hertel Presents on Teaching “the Long Research Paper” (Feb. 8)

Tuesday, February 8, 12:30-1:30pm, CUE 321 Strategies for Teaching the Long Research Paper in the Social Sciences Shareen Hertel, Associate Professor of Political Science Over the past two years three of Professor Hertel’s students have won Aetna Writing in the … Continue reading

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