- POLS Grad Becomes Town CouncilorDemocrats will continue to lead the Mansfield Town Council in 2017 thanks to a successful election night on November 7. Joining them on the council will be a familiar face: Caitlin Briody (POLS ’17) won an unexpected seat on the Council as an unaffiliated petitioning candidate. Briody became the first petitioning candidate to win a […]
- POLS Welcomes Two New FacultyThe Department of Political Science is proud to welcome two new professors who have joined our faculty this fall: Dr. Evan Perkoski (U.Penn. PhD., 2015), who will teach International Relations in Storrs; and Dr. Robert Lupton (Mich. St. PhD., 2015), who will teach American Politics at our regional campus in Stamford. Dr. Perkoski spent last […]
- Honors Students’ Research Draws Notable ObserversEvery spring the POLS Honors Program – currently under the direction of Alan Bennett Honors Professor Jennifer Sterling-Folker – hosts a poster session and reception to celebrate the research projects and theses undertaken by its honors students during the past academic year. Nicknamed “REPS” (Research Excellence in Political Science), the event is typically held concurrently […]
Monday, February 26th, 2018
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
Storrs CampusUCHI Seminar Room, Homer Babbidge Library, 4th Floor
Tendayi Sithole (Political Science, University of South Africa) will present âThe Texture of Biko's Being: On Mabogo P. More and The Native Club.â
Friday, March 2nd, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Storrs CampusKonover Auditorium
Keith Whittington (Princeton University) will be giving a talk âWhy Free Speech Matters on Campusâ
March 2 from 2-3:30 PM in Konover Auditorium, with a reception to follow.
Sponsored by Political Science and the Human Rights Institute.
Thursday, March 8th, 2018
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Storrs Campusâ Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center, UConn, Storrs
Dr. Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Penn Program on Regulation that the University of Pennsylvania, will give a talk entitled âRolling Back Environmental Regulationâ for the University of Connecticutâs Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature and the Environment. The talk will take place on Thursday, March 8, 4 pm at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium, at UConn. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Responding to the view that regulation hinders the economy and kills jobs, the Trump Administration has targeted for modification or repeal a series of significant environmental regulations adopted during the Obama Administration. In this lecture, Cary Coglianese assesses the legal, economic, and environmental implications of the Trump Administrationâs efforts to roll back environmental protections. He clarifies the legal challenges the Trump Administration confronts in pursuing its deregulatory agenda and then explains how the best available evidence supports the view that environmental regulation has at most a negligible effect on overall employment and that the economic benefits of environmental regulation outweigh its costs. He concludes by reflecting on what might be the longer-term effects of Trump Administrationâs deregulatory agenda for the environment and the economy.
Dr. Cary Coglianese specializes in the study of regulation and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative regulatory strategies and the role of public participation, negotiation, and business-government relations in policy making. His most recent books include: Achieving Regulatory Excellence; Does Regulation Kill Jobs?; Regulatory Breakdown: The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation; Import Safety: Regulatory Governance in the Global Economy; and Regulation and Regulatory Processes. Prior to joining Penn Law, Coglianese spent a dozen years on the faculty at Harvard Universityâs John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also has taught as a visiting law professor at Stanford and Vanderbilt, founded the Law & Society Associationâs international collaborative research network on regulatory governance, served as a founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Regulation & Governance, and created and now advises the daily production of The Regulatory Review. The chair of the Administrative Conference of the United States' committee on rulemaking, he has led a National Science Foundation initiative on e-rulemaking, served on the ABAâs task force on improving regulations, and chaired a task force on transparency and public participation in the regulatory process that offered a blueprint to the Obama Administration on open government. He recently served as a member of a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine studying performance-based safety regulation and of an Aspen Institute dialogue on energy
Monday, April 2nd, 2018
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
Storrs CampusUCHI Seminar Room, Home Babbidge Library, 4th Floor
Steven On (Political Science, National Sun Yat-sen University) will present âDialectic of Culture and Autonomy.â
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