Dr. Rashid Naim was unanimously co-opted on the Academic Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford. Dr. Naim’s experience with the University of Oxford extends back to the 1980s where he taught several courses along with working with the Oxford University Press’ Journal… more »
Dr. Chipo Dendere, a 2016 Political Science PhD graduate of GSU, has been appointed as an Assistant Professor at Wellesley College. Chipo was also elected to Treasurer of the African Politics Conference Group, an affiliate organization of APSA, MPSA, ISA, and the African Studies Association.
Dr. Dendere’s doctoral dissertation and subsequent book manuscript is on… more »
Dr. Andrew Wedeman offered his testimony to the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) on Xi Jinping’s battle with corruption in China. The hearing, entitled “What Keeps Xi Up at Night: Beijing’s Internal and External Challenges,” took place on Feb. 7, 2019 at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
The USCC… more »
GSU Political Science 4+1 alumna, Martha Revelo, was among the team that led to a presidential electoral victory ending almost three decades of two-party rule in El Salvador.
President-elect Bukele and his running mate Félix Ulloa – affiliated with the Nuevas Ideas party – ran on a populist anti-corruption ticket in a nation with high… more »
GSU PhD Candidate in Political Science, Claudio Sandoval, has been appointed as the Ambassador of the Venezuelan Government in exile to Honduras. The appointment was granted by the government of Honduras on Feb. 1st, 2019. Mr. Sandoval’s research on the intersection of democracy and human rights in Latin America is a continuation of a professional… more »
Dr. Jennifer McCoy has been making several recent media appearances on national and international media outlets to analyze the Venezuelan ongoing crisis. France 24 TV, Canadian Public Broadcasting, Mother Jones, and BBC World News TV are among the outlets that hosted Dr. McCoy. For more updated, please follow her on twitter: more »
Amelia Hawkins, a former Political Science intern and ’16 alum at Georgia State University, has been named as Gov.-elect Brian Kemp’s Director of Executive Operations. Ms. Hawkins is among 14 people who will serve on the governor’s senior leadership team.
In a news release on Monday Kemp expressed his pride in the new team, “I… more »
Dr. Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey, Associate Professor of Political Science, was interviewed for the Washington Post story on rap music in light of the midterm elections. The article discusses the support Atlanta rappers might be lending to Stacey Abrams and traces it back to Jeezy’s political engagement.
Read the full article here.
NPR’s The Democracy Test hosted Dr. Jennifer McCoy to speak about polarization in Venezuela. The Democracy Test is a six-part series from Truth, Politics and Power hosted by Neal Conan and historian Heather Cox Richardson and interviews academics about stressors on American democracy historically and today.
The second episode, called House Divided, includes an interview… more »