Category Archives: Alumni

International Studies Association Annual Conference, 2016

Prof. Jennifer Sterling-Folker (POLS) offers highlights of the recent 2016 ISA meeting: The 2016 ISA Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, March 16-19, was the first run by ISA staff based here at UConn and was attended by a large number … Continue reading

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Dr. Wes Renfro, UConn PhD, Speaks at Heidelberg’s Convocation

Dr. Wesley Renfro, who received his POLS PhD at UConn, was the keynote speaker at Heidelberg’s Opening Convocation. His message: “You Don’t Have to Have it All Figured Out Just Yet.” Congratulations!

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A Student Remembers Prof. Clifford

In the fall of 2014, Sergio Goncalves ‘13, a POLS major, will be starting the graduate program in history at Brandeis University. While at UConn, Goncalves worked on a senior honors thesis with Prof. Garry Clifford. The thesis was entitled … 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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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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POLS Alumni Panel a Success

The Daily Campus wrote a nice article about a recent POLS alumni panel. Enjoy!

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Hudak ’05 on his Brookings job & working in DC

Dr. John Hudak is a political science major who graduated UConn in 2005. He is on twitter @JohnJHudak. We recently asked him a few questions: What is your current position? I am currently a Fellow in Governance Studies at the … Continue reading

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UConn attends Midwest PSA conference

Several members of the UConn community attended the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference. Thanks to Claire Simonich for the photos: Prof. Michael Morrell presented a paper using an experimental method to examine the effects of empathy and winning and … Continue reading

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Oks ’09 Clerking in New Jersey

Caroline Oks (who graduated with a POLS/ANTH double major and Human Rights Minor in 2009), earned her law degree at Seton Hall University in May 2012, and is currently a judicial clerk for the Honorable John C. Kennedy, J.A.D. in … Continue reading

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Dr. Marc O’Reilly wins teaching award

Dr. Marc O’Reilly, a UConn PhD in POLS, won the Ream-Paradiso Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. O’Reilly is an associate professor of political science who has taught at Heidelberg since 2001. Congratulations!

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