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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 ...

Dual Internships Inform Lia Parker-Belfer's ’16 Pursuit of Social Justice

While many choose to relax over the summer, Lia Parker-Belfer ’16 has been advancing her academic and professional interests through dual internships in Washington D.C.: one at recently-established consulting firm Three Point Strategies and the other in the office of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).  More ...

Chris Bousquet ’16 at DC Inno
The Write Stuff

Chris Bousquet ’16 is entering the world of journalism this summer as an editorial intern for DC Inno, the Washington, D.C. branch of Streetwise Media. Streetwise Media was co-founded by Hamilton alumni Chase Garbarino ’07 and Kevin McCarthy ’07, and since its inception has expanded to own and operate digital news branches in Boston, D.C., Chicago and Austin. Bousquet’s internship at DC Inno is funded through Hamilton’s Joseph F. Anderson ’44 Internship Fund.  More ...

Nejla Asimovic '16
Nejla Asimovic ’16 Scrutinizes Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War

Nejla Asimovic ’16 is returning to the country of her birth this summer to study the history and ongoing effects of sexual violence in the context of war. Asimovic, a native of Sarajevo, the largest city in the Balkan nation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is undertaking a research project titled Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls: A Weapon of War? under the advisement of assistant professor of government Gbemende Johnson. Asimovic is one of four Hamilton students this summer whose research is funded through the Kirkland Endowment’s Summer Associates program.  More ...

Ned Walker '62
Two Alumni Diplomats Praise Obama's Iran Deal

As reported in The New York Times on July 16, “More than 100 former American ambassadors wrote to President Obama on Thursday praising the nuclear deal reached with Iran this week as a ‘landmark agreement’ that could be effective in halting Tehran’s development of a nuclear weapon, and urging Congress to support it.” Two Hamilton alumni, Edward S. Walker ’62, Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory,  and William Luers ’51, signed the letter.   More ...

Professor Alan Cafruny, left, at the Council of Europeanists, Sciences Po conference.
Cafruny Takes Part in Council of Europeanists Conference

Alan Cafruny, the  Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs, took part in the annual conference of the Council of Europeanists, Sciences Po, Paris, from July 7-11. Cafruny led a Ph.D. workshop sponsored by the European Political Integration and Global Politic Economy Network, presented a paper and was a discussant at the Plenary Lecture on "Imagining Europe" sponsored by the European Integration Research Network.  More ...

Cassie Dennison '16
Cassidy Dennison ’16 Explores Lobbying Career Through D.C. Internship

Cassidy (Cassie) Dennison ’16 is spending her summer interning as a legislative analyst at Williams & Jensen, LLC, in Washington D.C, a litigation and lobbying firm.  Dennison, a government major, discovered the internship through a connection at the Hamilton College Career Center, which put her in contact with Hamilton alumnus George Baker ’74, a partner at Williams & Jensen. The firm is home to a number of other Hamilton alumni, including Baker’s fellow partner Frank Vlossak ’89, Marc Pitarresi ’10 and Kevin Prior ’13.  More ...

Jose Vazquez '15
Vazquez Will Google It

Multibillion dollar companies often receive bad publicity for exploiting workers, polluting the environment, and intentionally misleading the public; as such, corporate social responsibility has been called into question. To be certain, not all such companies are guilty of this, and perhaps there is no better example of a company that “embodies social responsibility” as much as Google, at least according to Jose Vazquez ’15.  More ...

Philip Klinkner
The Atlantic Quotes Klinkner on Voter Turnout

In a lengthy article titled “Voter Turnout in U.S. Mayoral Elections Is Pathetic, But It Wasn't Always This Way - A short history of how America’s urban voters stopped showing up at the polls” in The Atlantic’s CityLab, Philip Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Professor of Government, was quoted extensively.   More ...

Wall Street Journal Features Zeller '04 and "No One Left Behind"

In The Wall Street Journal’s The Weekend Interview, alumnus Matt Zeller ’04 discussed the plight of Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who helped Americans during our nation’s engagement in those countries and who now find themselves in great danger in their own countries. The article detailed the non-profit organization Zeller created, No One Left Behind, to get these individuals and their families moved and settled safely in this country.  More ...

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