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Alex Hirsu '17
Alex Hirsu ’17 Explores EU Influence on Romanian Corruption

Now back on campus this fall for his junior year Alexandru Hirsu ’17 spent his summer exploring the impact that cooperation with the European Union has had on corruption in Romania through a Levitt Center Summer Research Fellowship. Hirsu, along with the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs Alan Cafruny, will present on their findings during this fall’s Family Weekend.  More ...

Nejla Asimovic '16
Nejla Asimovic ’16 Analyzes Serbia’s Accession to the EU

Nejla Asimovic ’16 is spending her summer researching the accession of Serbia to the European Union (EU)  in an Emerson project under the guidance of Professor of Government Alan Cafruny. Early this year Serbia began formal membership discussions with the EU, bringing it one step closer to accession. Asimovic says the goal of her research is “to understand the remarkable transformation that Serbia has gone through over the last decade and to explore the remaining obstacles on Serbia’s path to EU accession.”  More ...

Mary D'Ambro '15
Assessing the EU's Common Agricultural Policy in Levitt Project

While planning her study abroad experience in France, Mary (Caroline) D’Ambro ’15 developed a deep interest in the political system of the country, particularly in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that has affected the European Union (EU).  In her research sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, D’Ambro will study the past, present and future of this European agricultural policy.  More ...

Asle Toje
Toje Describes EU's Nobel Peace Prize as Controversial

Asle Toje, acting research director for the Norwegian Nobel Institute, visited Hamilton on March 8 to discuss the history of the Nobel Peace Prize and its most recent recipient, the European Union. As research director Toje is responsible for gathering information on Nobel candidates for review by the Nobel committee.  More ...

Asle Toje
Asle Toje Lecture Rescheduled

The lecture by Asle Toje, research director for the Norwegian Nobel Institute, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 7, has been rescheduled for Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center, room 3024. Toje's original flight from Iceland was cancelled.  More ...

Asle Toje
Norwegian Nobel Institute Research Director to Lecture

Asle Toje, research director for the Norwegian Nobel Institute, will present a lecture titled “The Nobel Peace Prize and the EU,” on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. His lecture is sponsored by the Hamilton Government department and is free and open to the public.  More ...

BYU's Wade Jacoby Discusses Germany and Economic Misery in Europe

Brigham Young University Professor Wade Jacoby visited Hamilton recently to lecture on Germany and the continued economic woes in Europe.  As Americans, we often view the Great Recession through the lens of our own experiences; however, Europe has found itself in an even more precarious position.  With inordinately high unemployment rates and debt-to-GDP ratios, many countries in the Eurozone are on the precipice of financial disaster.  Germany, however, has weathered the crisis fairly well.  As a result, European countries have turned to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for leadership, guidance and economic support.  More ...

Cafruny, Lehmann Contribute to New Book

Alan Cafruny, Henry Bristol Professor of International Affairs, and Ted Lehmann, assistant professor of government, contributed to the recently published Exploring the Global Financial Crisis, volume 18. It is part of the series Advances in International Political Economy, edited by Cafruny and Herman Schwartz (University of Virginia) under the sponsorship of the International Studies Association (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013).  More ...

Dukakis Center Director David Wisner to Speak

Public policy advisor David Wisner will speak about the Euro-crisis on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. Wisner is the executive director of Greece Education Management at the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service. His lecture, titled “The Crisis of the European Union and the Future of Greece,” is free and open to the public.  More ...

Alan Cafruny
Cafruny Presents Papers in Montreal, Sweden

Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs, presented papers  at the International Studies Association annual convention in Montreal and at Linnaeus University in Sweden in March.  More ...

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