Monthly Archives: March 2014

Newman on LSE Blog

Prof. Ben Newman has a forthcoming article that interested the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). LSE invited a post by Newman and his co-authors. Congratulations!

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Prof. J Garry Clifford, RIP

The Department of Political Science mourns the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, Prof. J. Garry Clifford. Prof. Clifford was an impressive scholar with a deep knowledge of U.S. diplomatic history. He was a kind person who mentored many, … Continue reading

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Bosco Book on Religion & National Security

We recently spoke with Dr. Robert Bosco (POLS PhD) about his new book, Securing the Sacred: Religion, National Security, and the Western State (University of Michigan Press). Bosco is an assistant professor at Centre College. What is the argument of … Continue reading

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Rothrock at “Tweetskrieg”

On March 5, 2014, Kevin Rothrock, a POLS graduate student spoke to a group of Wesleyan students and faculty about the contemporary political situation in Ukraine and Russia, viewed through the lens of online social media. He explained the ways … Continue reading

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Fata to speak on Ukraine-Russia crisis (March 10)

Dan Fata, an expert on the Ukraine-Russia crisis, visits us on Monday, March 10, 2014. Fata, a UConn alum who coordinated the U.S. response to Russia’s 2008 invasion of Georgia as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, will visit classes, … Continue reading

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Dyson on Where We Live: Diplomacy

Professor Stephen Dyson was a guest on WNPR’s “Where We Live” on February 27, 2014. The topic was “Diplomacy 101” and President Obama’s controversial decision to pick major campaign donors for plum Ambassadorial jobs around the world. You may listen … Continue reading

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Kashwan on Human Rights and Forest-Dependent People

Prof. Prakash Kashwan’s thoughts on human rights and forest-dependent people appeared on, a rainforest blog which the Times magazine listed among the top 15 green portals in 2008. Congratulations!

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Venator on Al-Jazeera

Prof. Charles Venator was on Al-Jazeera’s Inside Story. Congratulations!

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