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Returning Alums Share Expertise at Reunions '11

Over the course of Reunions ’11 Weekend, speakers at 30 Alumni College events informed the more than 1,000 returning alumni and guests on a wide variety of topics, ranging from urban redevelopment to food allergies to healthcare to sustainable investments. Here are brief reports on six of those sessions.  More ...

Robert Martin
Martin Presents at Democracy Conference

Associate Professor of Government Robert Martin was an invited presenter at the American Democracy Forum Conference held May 25, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He presented a paper titled “Reigning in Democracy: James Madison from the National Gazette Essays to the Virginia Report.”  More ...

Levitt Poll Presentation
Levitt Poll Shows Youth More Positive Toward Immigrants and Minorities

A new national survey of Americans’ attitudes on immigration, race, ethnicity and religion shows a large majority of Americans (60%) support allowing legal immigrants to vote in local elections, with the strongest support coming from young Americans and opposed only by a majority of those over age 60. The poll, funded by Hamilton's Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, found that almost half of all young people feel the government should focus more on integrating illegal immigrants into American society.  More ...

Philip Klinkner
Klinkner Co-authors Essay in Dædalus

“Barack Obama and American Racial Politics,” an essay co-authored by Philip Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Professor of Government, was published in the spring issue of Dædalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  More ...

Paul Krugman
Pundits predict no more accurately than a coin toss

Five seniors directed by Professor of Government Gary Wyckoff have analyzed the predictions of 26 prognosticators and have found that most of them were not significantly different, in a statistical sense, than a coin flip. Their findings were presented via webcast on Monday, May 2.  More ...

Ted Lehmann
Lehmann Presents at Association of Asian Studies

Assistant Professor of Government Ted Lehmann presented a paper titled “Anglo-American-Dutch Collusive Bargaining against Japanese Oil Autonomy in the post-World War One Era,” at the annual meeting of the Association of Asian Studies in Honolulu on March 31.  More ...

Ted Lehmann
Lehmann Gives Paper at International Studies Association

Assistant Professor of Government Ted Lehmann recently presented a paper titled "Unseating the American Leviathan? Oil and the Geopolitics of American Hegemonic Decline" at the International Studies Association annual conference in Montreal, Canada.  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 ...

David Paris '71
Paris '71 Publishes Essay on Academically Adrift

Professor of Government David Paris '71 published an essay on the newly released book Academically Adrift on the blog Faculty Focus on March 14. Paris wrote in Holding Up a Mirror to Higher Education, “…no one has any particular incentive to put student learning front and center. … students prioritize obtaining credentials over learning and social life over academics, faculty view scholarship—as opposed to (rigorous) teaching—as a source of rewards and advancement, and institutions have no incentive to compete with regard to learning outcomes as opposed to status and amenities.”  More ...

Robert Martin
Martin Quoted on Patriot Act in Christian Science Monitor

Associate Professor of Government Robert Martin spoke about a proposed extension of some of the provisions of the Patriot Act in the face of growing concerns over home-grown terrorism in an article titled “Why is Patriot Act under fire if homegrown terror threat is rising?” in The Christian Science Monitor. The article appeared in the international newspaper, published daily online and weekly in print, on Feb. 10.  More ...

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