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Author Archives: novapsc
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.
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
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/
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/
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
Mark writes about the movement to boycott Russian vodka to protest its anti-LGBT legislation. Read about here.
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
Eric Lomazoff is a proud Philly native; he hails from the Bustleton section of the Far Northeast. After earning his BA in political science at the University of Pennsylvania (2001), Eric worked for two years at the Russell Sage Foundation … Continue reading
Doing Field Research: evidence, ethics and the unexpected (or, How I Ended Up Marching to Parliament with 50 English Nationalists and a Million Cops)
I’ve spent the past seven months in England, doing field research for my book on Islamic law in the United Kingdom. It’s been fantastic, but honestly, professors don’t do field research for fun. It often is fun – interesting people, … Continue reading