Are you worried about the upcoming 2016 elections? Concerned? Not sure how to make heads or tails of what’s going on this political season? Or worried that whatever you find online is written by some biased political hack? Well, not to worry–Villanova has got you covered! Dr. Matthew Kerbel–Chair of the Department of Political Science and renowned expert on American elections and cyber politics–has recently launched his own blog for objective political analysis and commentary from beyond the Beltway. His page is at www.wolvesandsheep.com. Check it out!
Dr. Colleen Sheehan’s recently published book through Cambridge University Press entitled The Mind of James Madison: The Legacy of Classical Republicanism has been getting glowing reviews among scholars of early American political philosophy for highlighting Madison’s merits as a true political theorist. Why not order your copy here?
Professor David M. Barrett presented a paper, “JFK and the CIA: Playing Hardball Over an Intelligence Leak to the New York Times, 1962” at the recent annual meeting of the American Political Science Association” in San Francisco. While the research will be incorporated into Dr. Barrett’s next book project, more information on the topic can be found here.
Courtesy of the Kathleen Dunn Show on Wisconsin Public Radio. Access the interview here.
The state of Ohio is currently debating legislation that would outlaw abortion in the case of an in-utero diagnosis of Down syndrome. Since Professor Schrad and his wife, Jennifer, have encountered the heart-wrenching decisions associated with that situation firsthand, their experiences and insights–published in The New York Times–are especially relevant to contemporary debates.
The Shoah Foundation is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by showcasing, over thirty days, some of the hundreds of survivor testimonies. Prof. Jennifer Dixon, an expert on the politics of genocide and mass killings, was invited by the Shoah Foundation to write an introduction for the testimony of Haig Baronian. Read her introduction and Mr. Baronian’s video testimony.
Dr. Olukunle P. Owolabi (Department of Political Science) has been awarded a visiting fellowship by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The Kellogg Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute that sponsors scholarship on democracy and human development, linking University of Notre Dame faculty from various departments with researchers and scholars from across the globe.
As a visiting fellow, Dr. Owolabi will spend one semester (either Fall 2015 or Spring 2016) at the Kellogg Institute, completing his book manuscript entitled, “The Colonial Origins of (Under)development, Dictatorship, and Democracy: West Africa and the West Indies in Comparative Perspective.” A recipient of various Kellogg grants and fellowships during his doctoral studies at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Owolabi is excited for the opportunity to complete his book manuscript as a visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute.