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Hady Hewidy '17
Hewidy ’17 Driven to Understand Egypt’s Revolution

Though it has been almost five years since President Hosni Mubarak’s regime toppled in Egypt, the dust is still settling from the political turmoil that followed. This summer, Hady Hewidy ’17 is looking back at the years before the 2011 revolution, examining trends in political engagement and participation in the preceding decade that may be fundamental to understanding the groundswell in opposition to Mubarak’s government.  More ...

Meg Alexander '15
Margaret Alexander ’15 Awarded Fulbright ETA to Malaysia

Margaret “Meg” Alexander ’15 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia. A world politics and Hispanic studies major, she studied in Madrid through Hamilton’s Program in Spain in spring 2014.  More ...

Gretha Suarez '15
Gretha Suarez ’15 Awarded Fulbright Research Grant to India

Gretha Suarez ’15 has been awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to India. Through her project, Gender and Public Space: Politics of Women’s Safety in Ahmedabad and Mumbai, she will spend the 2015-16 academic year studying how urban infrastructure regulates women’s presence in Mumbai and Ahmedabad’s public spaces.  These cities provide a platform to examine the conditions of women’s safety and rights to public space by comparing infrastructure that facilitates access.  More ...

Matthew Palmer '16 and Evelyn Torsher '17
Matthew Palmer ’16, Evelyn Torsher ’17 Awarded Critical Language Scholarships

Matthew Palmer’16  and Evelyn Torsher ’17 have been awarded the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Palmer will study Chinese in China and Torsher will study Arabic in Jordan, Oman or Morocco.  More ...

The experts at the “Islam: A Religion of Extremism” panel.
Panel of Experts Questions Connection Between Islam and Extremism

With extensive media coverage of gruesome acts committed by ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Jihadists, the Taliban and the Boko Haram, to name a few, many Americans wonder why Islam lends itself so readily to violent extremism. The same question has been recently raised on-campus by the Enquiry, a weekly opinion editorial sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Institute, prompting the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and the Arabic and Middle East Club (AMEC) to invite a panel of experts to campus in an effort to deepen the community’s understanding of the connection, or lack thereof, between Islam and extremism.  More ...

“Islam: A Religion of Extremism?” Panel is Feb. 11

Hamilton College will host a panel titled “Islam: A Religion of Extremism?” with a panel of experts, including former U.S. ambassadors and faculty with expertise in the Middle East, on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 4:15 p.m., in the Chapel. The discussion is free and open to the public.  More ...

Dr. Bernard Kouchner and Shirin Ebadi salute the audience during their standing ovation.
Nobel Laureates Describe Prospects for Peace in Great Names Panel

After spending the day on campus visiting classes and talking with Hamilton students, this year’s Sacerdote Great Names Series speakers, Nobel Peace Prize laureates Dr. Bernard Kouchner and Shirin Ebadi, took to a stage in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on April 24 to address a gathering of the Hamilton community and guests.  More ...

Ned Walker Jr. '62 illustrates a point in his Cultural Diplomacy class.
Former Ambassador Ned Walker Jr. ’62 Teaches Cultural Diplomacy

Ambassador Edward S. Walker Jr. ’62, the Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory, has returned to the Hill this semester to teach a course on Cultural Diplomacy: Tool of Diplomacy or Imperialism (Government 341.)  More ...