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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 ...

Dennis Gilbert
NY Times, Pacifica Radio KPFA and Monocle Feature Hamilton Professors

Three Hamilton professors, Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert, Associate Professor of Government Peter Cannavo and Assistant Professor of Government Erica de Bruin have participated recently in interviews in their areas of expertise with media outlets based in New York, California and London. Here are brief summaries and links to them.   More ...

Alan Cafruny
Cafruny Publishes Chapter on European Crisis

“The European crisis and the rise of German power” by Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs, was published as a chapter in Asymmetric Crisis in Europe and Possible Futures: Critical Political Economy and Post-Keynesian Perspectives.  More ...

Andrej Krickovic
Russian Professor Presents “Russia, the U.S and the War in Ukraine”

Andrej Krickovic, assistant professor in the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia, and a former colleague of Hamilton Professor Alan Cafruny, visited Hamilton on May 3 to present a lecture titled “Russia, the United States and the War in Ukraine.” The event, sponsored by the Government Department, was well attended by Hamilton community members.  More ...

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