Monthly Archives: October 2012

UConn Workshop on Forests, Rights, and Insurgency in South Asia (Nov. 2)

UConn Workshop on Forests, Rights, and Insurgency in South Asia Friday, November 2, 2012 Schedule This day-long workshop will bring together faculty and graduate researchers from the University of Bergen, University of London, University of Lethbridge, Yale University, Harvard University, … Continue reading

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At HuffPost, Prof. Best on the youth vote

Prof. Sam Best co-wrote an opinion piece over at the Huffington Post on the likely youth vote in the 2012 election. “Earlier this month, Harvard University released a poll of 18- to 29-year-olds that created quite a stir. It showed … Continue reading

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New Course: Sustainable Energy in the 21st Century (Bayulgen)

POLS 2998 crosslisted with Chemical Engineering 4995 Sustainable Energy in the 21st Century Spring 2013 This course provides a truly interdisciplinary approach to understanding current energy issues. On the one hand, we will learn about the science, engineering and economics … Continue reading

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Climate Change Paper Highlighted

In an article on climate change over at Foreign Policy, Kate Sheppard highlighted a recent journal article by Prof. Lyle Scruggs and Salil Benegal. See page two. Congratulations!

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Hanson highlights upcoming India Studies programs

Prof. Betty Hanson, director of India Studies at UConn, highlighted two upcoming programs: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm (weather!) Class of 1947 Room (Library) Panel: “Rule of Law & Human Rights-based Policy Reforms in India: Field Based Perspectives” … Continue reading

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Binder Talk on Congressional Gridlock (Audio)

On October 24, 2012, Prof. Sarah Binder (Brookings/GWU) gave a fascinating talk (MP3) on the obstacles to greater Congressional legislation: “Inside Congress: Legislating in Polarized Times.” The talk was part of the Alan R. Bennett lecture series run by Prof. … Continue reading

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New Website with Voting Data

Prof. Jeff Ladewig, Prof. Sam Best, POLS graduate student Cliff Vickrey, and Prof. Brian S. Krueger (URI) just launched a new website – – to inform people about voting and elections. The site was recently featured on The Monkey … Continue reading

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Binder Lecture (3:30) and Oak Hall dedication (2:30)

The dedication of the building will take place at Oak on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm and include remarks by President Susan Herbst and a lecture by Prof. Sarah Binder (GWU/Brookings) at 3:30 pm. Binder’s talk is entitled, … Continue reading

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Bayulgen’s POLS 3208W Debates new oil pipeline

Prof. Oksan Bayulgen’s POLS 3208W (Politics of Oil) recently debated the proposition that, “The Keystone XL US-Canada pipeline should be built.” The affirmative team consisted of Ava McRoe and Dhrupad Nag (the tandem on the left below) and the opposing … Continue reading

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Pressman quoted on Obama-Romney foreign policy debate

Prof. Jeremy Pressman was quoted in a Boston Globe story on the final presidential debate of 2012.

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