Stories that appear in the alumni newsletter

Faculty Achievements: Early Spring 2023

Talbot Andrew’s paper, Preferences for prevention: People assume expensive problems have expensive solutions won the award for best paper published in Risk Analysis in 2022. Prof. Andrews also had new work coauthored with a large international team studying climate impacts, published in iScience: Adaptation to compound climate risks: A systematic global stocktake. Finally, she talked […]

Faculty Achievements: Late Fall 2022

Christine Sylvester spoke on “Memorialized War Women in the USA, Vietnam, and the UK” at a program on Gender, Sexuality, Memorialisation held at York University on September 13, 2022. On October 24 she spoke on “The Present Re-dux, Re-IR’d, and Maybe Re-curating”, at Central European University in Vienna. Finally, Dr. Sylvester spoke on “Who Owns […]

Student Successes: Late Fall 2022

This past summer, doctoral candidate Mohammad “Aynal” Haque participated in a three-day Duck Family Graduate Workshop at the Center for Environmental Politics at the University of Washington. He presented one of his dissertation chapters entitled “Mitigating Climate Change: Cross-Country Variation in Policy Ambition.” Doctoral candidate Imge Akaslan and her advisor, Shareen Hertel, co-authored a paper […]

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 […]

Student Successes: Early Fall 2022

POLS Major Drew Tienken ‘22 (CLAS), a recent graduate of UConn, was one of five UConn students selected as recipients of a grant through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2022-23 academic year. A native of Wilton (CT), Drew will take his interest in environmentalism and sustainable development to his role as an English […]

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 […]

Student Successes: Spring 2022

Doctoral Candidate Volodymyr Gupan was cited in a Hartford Courant article entitled “Ukraine War Concerns UConn, ECSU academics.” Volodymyr comes from Ukraine and has family still there. Currently, he is teaching about the country in a class at UConn’s Hartford campus. POLS Major Damani Douglas ‘23 (CLAS) has been elected as the new Student member […]

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 […]

Faculty Achievements Spring 2022

Michael Morrell (joined by colleagues Robert C. Richards of University of Arkansas, Justin Reedy of University of Oklahoma, and David Brinker) guest-edited a Special Issue of the Journal of Deliberative Democracy on Psychological Phenomena in Democratic Deliberation. In that same issue, Morrell (joined by Genevieve Fuji Johnson of Simon Fraser University and Laura W. Black […]

Student Successes: Winter 2022

Shelby Houghton ‘22 (CLAS), a double major in Political Science and Human Rights, won a Fall 2021 UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship Program Change Grant. Born out of the UConn Co-op’s commitment to public engagement, innovative entrepreneurship, social impact, and active mentorship, the program provides undergraduates with resources to engage in projects that make an impact. […]