Faculty Achievements: Winter 2019

  • Dr. Jeremy Pressman and Dr. Erica Chenoweth of Harvard University wrote about the 2019 Women’s March in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage. The piece is entitled, “The 2019 Women’s March was bigger than you think” and appeared on February 1, 2019.
  • Dr. Prakash Kashwan published an op-ed entitled, “India Should Demand International, Political Oversight for Geoengineering R&D” in The Wire on December 28th 2018. The op-ed was re-published by India’s preeminent business paper, The Business Standard.
  • An abridged version of Professor Zehra Arat’s journal article, co-authored by alumnus Abdullah Hasan ’16 (CLAS), was included in the 10th edition of Men’s Lives, published by Pearson. The article is titled “Muslim Masculinities: What is the Prescription of the Qur’an?”
  • As of January 1, 2019, Dr. Kashwan has been appointed as one of the Associate Editors of the journal Progress in Development Studies.
  • Dr. Kashwan is also one of the panelists on the “Expert Panel on Climate Change and the Future of Global Governance” organized by the Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa on February 28, 2019.
  • Dr. Christine Sylvester has been invited to participate as a principle contributor to the new Leverhulme Project on Women and the History of International Thought based at the University of Sussex, UK. The project is the first sustained attempt to write historical women back into the history of international thought and the academic discipline of International Relations. Dr. Sylvester’s detailed interview will become part of an oral history archive at the LSE library and a public exhibition in London scheduled for 2021.
  • Dr. Sylvester’s mentee at the University of Melbourne, Natalia Grincheva, has had her manuscript, Global Trends in Museum Diplomacy, accepted for publication by Routledge.
  • Dr. Sylvester’s article “Who Gets to Curate Recent American Wars? Looking in Arlington Cemetery and at The Wall That Heals” was accepted for publication by the journal Critical Military Studies on February 7th, 2019.
  • Dr. Stephen Dyson reviewed the new book “Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict” for H-Net Reviews.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Lefebvre’s “Iran’s Scramble for Sub-Saharan Africa” was accepted this winter to the double-blind peer reviewed journal Insight Turkey which is published by the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic, and Social Research.
  • Dr. Lefebvre was also invited to present a lecture at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Middle East Africa Center annual symposium on Global Actors in Africa in Washington, D.C. on April 18-19, 2019. The presentation will be based on his article “Iran in the Horn of Africa: Outflanking U.S. Allies”.
  • Dr. Lefebvre conducted an email interview with Fatemeh Mohammadipour, a journalist for Mehr News Agency (Tehran, Iran). Dr. Lefebvre wrote “Qatar views Turkey as Balancing Relationship with the United States” in January 2019 based on the responses to four written questions regarding the December 2018 GCC summit.
  • Dr. Zehra Arat presented her paper “The Democracy Facade of a Reign of Terror: Turkey in the 2010s” at Columbia University on February 4th, 2019.
  • Dr. Arat was invited to present her paper “The Changing Meaning of Gender: A Challenge for Women’s Rights Advocacy” at the December 13th, 2018 webinar on The Politics of Language and the Issue of “Gender” which was organized by the Women and Gender in Global Affairs Network.
  • Dr. Jeremy Pressman published “The Iraqi Humans at the Heart of Conflict” on the blog Political Violence @ a Glance. Dr. Pressman’s post reflects on the importance of the human beings at the center of Ben Taub’s powerful New Yorker article “Iraq’s Post-ISIS Campaign of Revenge.”
  • Dr. Veronica Herrera’s peer-reviewed article “The Case for Public Policy Expertise in Political Science” was accepted for publication by PS: Political Science and Politics on November 29th, 2018.
  • Dr. Fred Lee delivered a public lecture, “The Extraordinary Politics of Asian Americans”, at the National Chung Hsing University on January 10th, 2019.
  • Dr. Lee also gave  a public lecture on “The Racial and Sexual Contracts of the Trump-Era United States”, at the National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan on January 8, 2019.
  • Dr. Lee presented a public lecture “The Extraordinary Politics of Indigenous Americans”, at the National Taiwan University on January 2, 2019.
  • Dr. Shareen Hertel is appearing on the Sapphire Series panels at the ISA annual program in Toronto in March. These are the highest profile “plenaries” that are held at the meeting.
  • Dr. Hertel’s newest book Tethered Fates: Companies, Communities, and Rights at Stake, will be published in April of 2019 by the Oxford University Press.
  • Dr. Matthew Singer gave two public lectures in January at universities in Singapore, speaking about “How Clientelism Reshapes Political Cleavages” at Singapore Management University and “A Layout of the Literature on Political Representation” at Singapore National University.

A very sad note:  June Krisch, the wife of long-time faculty member and professor emeritus Henry Krisch, died this past December in a motor vehicle-pedestrian accident. She was 80 years old. Our hearts go out to Henry and his family.