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POLITICAL SCIENCE NEWS

Philbrick Yadav on Yemen and Middle East Politics

In a July 17 interview with E-International Relations, the world's leading open access website for students and scholars of international politics, Associate Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav discusses the current state of Middle East political science research, the political circumstances of the Yemeni-Saudi war and the humanitarian fallout of that war. Regarding the relative...  More >>

Gearan Discusses VP Selection with Vanity Fair

In a Vanity Fair article this week, President Mark D. Gearan discusses the selection process that named Al Gore the running mate of then-Governor Bill Clinton and the political and interpersonal dynamics that choice established for the 1992 campaign. Through the lens of the 2016 election, "Clinton to Kaine: You Complete Me" looks at the impact vice presidential nominees have had in the past sever...  More >>

Dean Discusses Individualism, Politics and Change on KPFA

Professor of Political Science Jodi Dean, who holds the Donald R. Harter '39 Professorship of the Humanities and Social Sciences, discussed her new book, "Crowds and Party" (published this winter by Verso Books), on the California radio station KPFA's program "Behind the News." In the July 21 interview, Dean discusses the "crowds" and "party" of her title -- the unpredictable political force of t...  More >>

HWS at National Conventions

As the 2016 election cycle presses on with the national conventions of the Democratic and Republican parties, Hobart and William Smith students and alums are taking active roles in the democratic process -- inside on the convention floors, out in campaign offices and in the field. "It was a very surreal experience to attend the Republican National Convention," says Mark Pitifer '18, who neverthel...  More >>

Five Faculty Members Granted Tenure

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, recently approved tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor to four faculty members, and awarded tenure to Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May. Effective July 1, Assistant Professor of Education Khuram Hussain, Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Kirin Makker, Ass...  More >>

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Members of the Department and 2014 Initiates of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Honor Society. HWS has had the Chi Phi chapter since 1999 and initiated over 100 members.

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