Category Archives: Faculty

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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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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New Faculty Member: Introducing Eric Lomazoff

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

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Catherine Warrick: 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

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