Hankla on Government Efficiency in Handling COVID-19

Posted On May 9, 2020

In a recent article published by The Conversation, Dr. Charles Hankla, Assistant Professor of Political Science, asked: “What do the countries that have dealt effectively with COVID-19 have in common?” Based on his recent research, he provided an answer: “The countries best able to provide local public goods – including primary health care, critical during… more »

Work of McCoy and Rahman Cited in the NY Times

The work of Dr. Jennifer McCoy and PhD Candidate Tahmina Rahman is featured in a New York Times opinion piece by Thomas B. Edsall. The author referred to their 2018 paper, “Polarization and the Global Crisis of Democracy,” published by the American Behavioral Scientist Journal.

Edsall’s article discusses political polarization under President… more »

Sarah Gershon appointed to the WomenLead Professorship

Posted On January 18, 2020

The Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Dr. Sarah Gershon to the Ray and John Uttenhove WomenLead Professorship. The criteria for selection of this endowed professorship included high-quality scholarship, excellence in leadership, and an ability to inspire students to learn. WomenLead was established in 2015 by the Robinson College of Business… more »

Carey Links the Global Wave of Protests to Internal Immigration

Dr. Henry F. (Chip) Carey, Associate Professor of Political Science, discusses the common reason behind demonstrations that have swept across a lot of countries recently.

“Numerous anti-government protests have paralyzed cities across the globe for months, from La Paz, Bolivia, to Santiago, Chile, and Monrovia, Liberia, to Beirut,” he wrote. “… [T]hey also share… more »

New Publication: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism

The Cornell University Press has published a new book by Dr. Jelena Subotic, Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University, on the memory of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe following the end of Communism.

Yellow Star, Red Star inquires about the reasons behind the troubled memory of the Holocaust in the countries… more »

Wedeman Testifies in front of the USCC on China

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 »