Monthly Archives: April 2014

Caribbean Philosophical Association’s 11th annual international meeting

The Caribbean Philosophical Association‘s 11th annual international meeting, “Shifting the Geography of Reason XI: Diverse Lineages of Existentialism—Africana, Feminist, and Decolonial” will take place June 19-21 in St. Louis, MO. In addition to three-days of panels co-organized by the CPA, … Continue reading

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Blues Without Borders

Come listen to Blues Without Borders, the all-faculty blues band featuring POLS own Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh as well as Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, Harry A. Frank, Harvey Swadlow, Lewis Gordon, and Melina Pappademos. May 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm UConn Co-op Bookstore … Continue reading

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UConn Junior Awarded Truman Scholarship

Molly Rockett ’15, a political science major, has been awarded a Truman Scholarship, a highly competitive national scholarship. Congratulations!

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Zirakzadeh on John Steinbeck

Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm Prof. Cyrus “Ernie” Zirakzadeh will talk about his book, A Political Companion to John Steinbeck at the UConn Co-op Bookstore at Storrs Center. Join us! UPDATE (posted Tuesday at 11:45 am): Photo: Robert … Continue reading

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Exploring the Value of Political Life (Roundtable Discussion & Public Lecture by Bonnie Honig)

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Forum on the Crisis in Ukraine

“Forum on the Crisis in Ukraine” Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:15pm – 1:15pm Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center Storrs Campus This event is open to everyone and features a faculty panel discussion on the current situation in Ukraine. The event is … Continue reading

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Lefebvre on H-Diplo and Israel-Palestine

Prof. Jeffrey Lefebvre’s invited contribution to the H-Diplo roundtable discussion of Louise Woodroofe’s book, Buried in the Sands of the Ogaden: The United States, the Horn of Africa, and the Demise of Détente, was published online in H-Diplo Roundtable Review, … Continue reading

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Dyson on Rumsfeld Movie

Over at the Monkey Cage, Professor Stephen Dyson reviewed the new Errol Morris movie “The Unknown Known” about former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld. Comparing the movie with Morris’s earlier filmic portrait of Robert McNamara, Dyson writes ‘I have watched … Continue reading

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Summer Course: Arab-Israeli Conflict (POLS 3464)

Prof. Jeremy Pressman will be offering “The Arab-Israeli Conflict” (POLS 3464) in May term at UConn (Storrs). It is a 3-credit course. For further information, email jeremy.pressman at uconn.edu . We spoke with him about the course. How do you … Continue reading

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“The Road to Fame” Film Screening (Stamford)

The University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus, will host a screening of “The Road to Fame,” a newly-released documentary film directed by Hao Wu on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6pm. Hao Wu will present the film in person and lead … Continue reading

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