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Mark Schrad has a new piece in Politico

Read Mark’s fascinating article on the Crimean War. Yes, there was alcohol involved.

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Prof. David Barrett on the dispute between the CIA and Sen. Diane Feinstein

Political Science Professor David M. Barrett published the article linked below in “Roll Call,” a publication widely read on Capitol Hill, about an angry ongoing dispute between the head of the CIA and the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee … Continue reading

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Updates on Vodka Politics

Mark Schrad’s Vodka Politics is due out very soon. To tide you over till then, check out Mark’s related piece in Politico on vodka and Russian diplomacy.

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A Great Couple of Weeks for PSC

We’d like to share some very good news we have received over the past couple of weeks at PSC: Jess Wamala, PSC ’12 and current MA student in PSC, has just been named a 2014 Rhodes Scholar. We are overjoyed … Continue reading

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Catherine Warrick talks about Egypt and Syria on CBS

Her name is misspelled, but we know who they mean. Catherine sees many of the roots of conflict in domestic politics: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/08/25/nova-scholar-weighs-in-on-trouble-in-middle-east/

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Vodka Intrigue: Read the Salon.com piece by Mark Schrad

Mark is still in his cups — but only in an academic way: http://www.salon.com/2013/08/24/murder_intrigue_and_the_mysterious_origins_of_vodka/

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Meet Professor Shige Suzuki

Professor Shigehiro (Shige) Suzuki is a full time faculty member in PSC. He tries to bring a global vision to his students with his professional experiences and by promoting cultural sensitivity. After graduating from Tokyo University, he entered the Japanese … Continue reading

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Read Mark Schrad’s Op-Ed in the NYT

Mark writes about the movement to boycott Russian vodka to protest its anti-LGBT legislation. Read about here.

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A Lens Through Which to View the World

By: Gisela Camba I first remember viewing the world through a child’s eyes. At that time a street full of family members encompassed my whole world. My mother, sister, brother, and I lived in a section of a house that … Continue reading

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Big Politics ‘Man is by nature a political animal,’ Aristotle wrote.  So what in nature makes humans political?  How did nature make us that way?  What does it mean to be political?  When did being political begin and how did … Continue reading

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