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Professor Schrad Discusses Syria Following the Obama-Putin UN Meeting

Courtesy of the Kathleen Dunn Show on Wisconsin Public Radio. Access the interview here.

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Dr. Mark Schrad’s Very Personal Take on Ohio’s Down-Syndrome Abortion Debate in the New York Times

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 … Continue reading

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Dr. Jennifer Dixon comments on genocide survivor’s testimony

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 … Continue reading

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Dr. Kunle Owolabi awarded prestigious fellowship

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 … Continue reading

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What does the Middle States Commission do?

In this post, we explain the role of Middle States, which accredits institutions such as Villanova University. We often hear mentioned the name, ‘Middle States,’ in various contexts but many students and faculty pay very little attention to it most of the … Continue reading

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Matt Kerbel on Radio Times

Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane hosted Matt Kerbel and NY Times columnist, Frank Bruni, last week to talk about political dynasties. Listen here:

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VU PSC a Top Ten Program

Our political science department was just named a top ten department in the country by College Factual, a USA Today project that determined its rankings on the basis of a number of factors.

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