- 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 […]
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Please visit https://polisci.uconn.edu/undergraduate/awards/ to apply. Applications are due on February 1st!
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Storrs CampusDodd 162
Seminar with Beth Simmons, The Andrea Mitchell Professor of Law & Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
"The Built Environment: State Presence at Border Crossings in the Modern World"
Thursday, February 8, 2018 12:30 - 2:00pm, Room 162 Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Storrs Campus
**Lunch will be provided by the International Studies Association
Beth Simmons is The Andrea Mitchell University Professor of Law and Political Science Penn Law, University of Pennsylvania. She researches and teaches international relations, international law and international political economy. She is best known for her research on international political economy during the interwar years, policy diffusion globally and her work demonstrating the influence that international law has on human rights outcomes around the world. Two of her books, Who Adjusts? Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policy During the Interwar Years (2004) and Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics (2009) won the American Political Science Association's Woodrow Wilson Award for the best book published in the United States on government, politics, or international affairs. The latter was also recognized by the American Society for International Law, the International Social Science Council and the International Studies association as the best book of the year in 2010. She is currently conducting research in three areas: global performance assessments as informal governance mechanisms in international affairs; international border crossings, and especially evidence of their âthickeningâ in recent decades in many parts of the world; and international and transnational crime. Simmons has spent a year working at the International Monetary Fund, directed the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard, is a past president of the International Studies Association and has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
This event is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Institute's Economic & Social Rights Program, the UConn Political Economy Workshop and the International Studies Association (ISA).
Friday, February 9th, 2018
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Storrs CampusWomen's Center, Student Union 421
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This training will demystify the campaign process and teach you how to develop and communicate an effective message, how to reach out to your constituency, and how to win a campaign!
Donât miss out on this opportunity to learn key leadership skills and
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There is a limited amount of spaces available on a first come, first served basis.
Students interested in participating must register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UConnElectHer2018
Registration Deadline is February 2.
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusOak 438
Chris Haynes, University of New Haven
Framing Immigrants: How Media Coverage Shapes Attitudes Towards Immigration
Wed, Feb 21 at 12:15pm in Oak 438
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusOak 438
Prof. Bozena Welborne (Smith)
ozena Welborne teaches courses in Middle East politics, international political economy, global development, and women and politics. Her current research considers the impact of foreign capital and Arab diaspora networks on institutional reform and social change in the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on gender. Her current book project, The Business of Ballots: Financial Globalization and Womenâs Political Agency in the Arab World, is based on two years of field research across Morocco, Jordan, Bahrain and Yemen. Her book chapter âNo Agency without Grassroots Autonomyâ is forthcoming in the edited volume Empowering Women After the Arab Spring. Welborne is also a principal investigator on a co-authored book, The Politics of the Headscarf in the United States, which showcases results from the largest academic survey of Muslim American women enquiring into their Islamic practice and politicization.
Prior to Smith, Welborne was an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a contributing scholar to the Women and Human Rights in the Middle East Program at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. Her research has been published in Social Sciences Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, Journal of North African Studies, by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and also by the Baker Institute for Public Policy (BIPP). Welborne has also been the recipient of a POMEPS grant for research on the politics of religious education in Oman.
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Co-sponsored by Middle East Studies, Political Science, the Womenâs, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, and Global Affairs.
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
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Storrs CampusDodd 162
Economic & Social Rights Program of the Human Rights Institute, co-hosted with HRI Human Rights Practice cluster
Molly Land (UConn Law) and Kathryn Libal (School of Social Work) on âAlstonâs âThe Populist Challenge to Human Rightsâ in the US Contextâ
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Room 162 Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Storrs Campus
ABSTRACT: This session will be devoted to discussing Philip Alstonâs recent essay âThe Populist Challenge to Human Rightsâ and several other documents that he has authored regarding the civil and political rights of those living in poverty. We will also discuss his initial findings from a recent visit to the United States in December 2017 as Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, which provided a venue for highlighting the entwined challenges of economic and social inequality, political disenfranchisement, and high levels of poverty in a wealthy state.
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