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Frank Anechiarico '71
Anechiarico ’71 Presents at International Conference

Frank Anechiarico ’71, the Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law, was invited to address delegates to the Third Annual Conference on Governance, Crime and Justice Statistics in Merida, Mexico, June 5-10. The meeting was sponsored by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime.  More ...

Philip Klinkner
Media Continues to Highlight Klinkner Trump Research

Beginning with his submission published in Vox titled The easiest way to guess if someone supports Trump? Ask if Obama is a Muslim, Professor of Government Philip Klinkner’s research has been referenced in articles in Salon, Fusion, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian and DailyKos and in an MSNBC broadcast.  More ...

VOX Publishes Klinkner Analysis of Trump's Popularity

“You can ask just one simple question to find out whether someone likes Donald Trump more than Hillary Clinton: Is Barack Obama a Muslim? If the answer is yes, 89 percent of the time that person will have a higher opinion of Trump than Clinton.” So began an analysis of results from the 2016 American National Election Study (ANES) pilot survey by James S. Sherman Professor of Government Philip Klinkner published by Vox on June 2.  More ...

Russian Elite Poll 2016 Presenters: L-R Brisa Camacho-Lovell '16, Nora Klemmer  '17, Carlos Fineman '17, Associate Professor of Government Sharon Rivera, Emma Raynor '18, James Bryan '16
Russian Elites Support Putin’s Syrian Intervention

As one of the few surveys of Russian elites - perhaps the only publicly available survey -  conducted since Putin returned to the presidency in 2012, the newly released Hamilton College Levitt Poll, titled The Russian Elite 2016, represents a unique resource. Survey data on whether Russian elites support the more muscular foreign policy that has been pursued during Vladimir Putin’s third presidential term (2012-present) have been largely unavailable–until now.   More ...

Alan Cafruny
Cafruny on International Affairs Panel

Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs, discussed trade agreements at a conference on “Rules, Rights and Resistance: The Battle Over TPP and TTIP.” The event was hosted by The New School on April 28-29 in New York City.  More ...

Sharon Werning Rivera
Rivera Publishes Article in Russian Journal

Associate Professor of Government Sharon Werning Rivera recently published an article titled “Is Russia Too Unique to Learn from Abroad? Elite Attitudes on Foreign Borrowing and the West, 1993-2012” in Sravnitel’naya politika (Comparative Politics).  More ...

John Liebman '18, center, discusses the China Leadership Summit over lunch with organizers and delegates.
Liebman ’18 a Delegate to China Leadership Summit

John Liebman ’18 was selected as a delegate to the China Leadership Summit, a student-run conference co-hosted by Duke and North Carolina Universities April 8-10. The theme was “China’s Soft Power in the 21st Century Global Order” and more than 100 undergraduates from China and the U.S. attended.  More ...

Political Coverage: Fact or Farce

The antics of the current election season have many Americans skeptically weighing the value of issues and entertainment in media coverage. In reality, “entertainment politics” has been the norm since the 1968 campaign, though likely having roots much earlier. A screening of the 2015 documentary Best of Enemies and a panel discussion explored the history of such politicking.  More ...

Sharon Werning Rivera
Rivera Publishes Article in Demokratizatsiya

Associate Professor of Government Sharon Werning Rivera recently published an article in a special issue of Demokratizatsiya honoring the life and career of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. A vocal critic of Vladimir Putin’s regime, Nemstov was shot and killed in 2015.  More ...

Participants reflecting on the leadership skills used to complete the Washington Challenge
Students Hone Leadership Skills in Levitt D.C. Program

Hamilton’s Levitt Leadership Institute (LLI) students spent their first week of spring break discovering how to be passionate, flexible and persistent in Washington, D.C. As organizers and participants in sessions with both governmental and non-profit organization leaders, they had the opportunity to demonstrate their newly acquired leadership skills.  More ...

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