Alumni features or achievements

Alumni Notes: Early Spring 2024

Sercan Canbolat’s (‘23 Ph.D) book (co-authored with Dr. Özgür Özdamar) Leaders in the Middle East and North Africa: How Ideology Shapes Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2023) has received the International Studies Association’s (ISA) 2023 Best Book in Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) Award.  Daniel Fata (CLAS ’94) and Jeffrey Dressler (CLAS ’08) were appointed by […]

Alumni Notes: Late Fall 2022

Pierre-Alexandre Aguirre (CLAS ‘19) is currently a Master’s Student at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington D.C. He is a member of the Public Service Fellows Program at SAIS, which seeks to “develop the next generation of public servants dedicated to making a positive impact on their communities and the world […]

Alumni Notes: Early Fall 2022

Professor Christopher E. Smith ’88 Ph.D. was honored by MSU’s School of Criminal Justice. Former POLS Honors Students Maye Henning ‘17 (CLAS) and John Dearborn ‘13 (CLAS) star at the Toronto Political Development Workshop held in January. John Dearborn ‘13 (CLAS) has won the APSA’s 2022 Richard Neustadt Award for the best book published that […]

Alumni Notes: Spring 2022

Two of the department’s alums – Jason R. Jakubowski ’99 (CLAS) ’01 MPA and Julio A. Concepcion ’04 (CLAS) – have been named to the Hartford Business Journal Power 50 List for 2022. Also featured on the list was UConn’s Interim President, Radenka Maric. WIlliam Brustein ‘69 (CLAS), the former Vice President for Global Strategies […]

Alumni Notes: Winter 2022

Salil Benegal ‘16 Ph.D. has been awarded promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure from the Trustees of Depauw University. John Iadarola ‘06 (CLAS) is a political pundit and YouTube personality who hosts the online news show The Young Turks as well as The Damage Report, which offers a daily breakdown of what he views as […]

Alumni Notes: Late Fall 2021

Chineze Osakwe ’21 (CLAS) was admitted to the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute’s 1L Advocates Program, which is a specially curated program of activities, training, and mentorship for first year law students interested in human rights. Greg Williams ’14 Ph.D, associate professor of political science at the University of Northern Colorado, has received a […]

Alumni Notes: Early Fall 2021

Gregory P. Williams ‘15 (Ph.D). has been promoted to Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs with tenure at the University of Northern Colorado. The paperback edition of his 2020 book, Contesting the Global Order: the Radical Political Economy of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein (SUNY Press), was released this summer.  (The publisher is […]