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  • September 2 , 2021  Osman Balkan's essay, "Death Interrupted: Mourning Across Borders in the Wake of COVID-19" has been published by The Immanent Frame, the Social Science Research Council's blog on secularism, religion, and the public sphere. Available here
  • August 26, 2021  Ayse Kaya's latest piece, "Messy Multilateralism: Selective and Haphazard Cooperation in the New Global Economy" has been published by The Center for Strategic and International Studies. Available here
  • August 18, 2021  Read Professor Dominic Tierney's piece on the end of the Afghanistan War in TIME.
  • August 10, 2021   Political Science Student Atinuke Lardner ’22  (pursuing a special major in political science, philosophy, and economics) received the Mellon Mays Fellowship.
  • June 16, 2021   Check our Ayse Kaya's piece in the Washington Post on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and new G7 initiatives, written with Jonathan Kay ‘20 and Christopher Kilby. 
  • June 10, 2021   Osman Balkan was elected to serve a two-year term on the Executive Council of the American Political Science Association's Migration and Citizenship Section. 
  • May 5, 2021  Professor Nackenoff was honored with the 2021 Law and Courts Teaching and Mentoring Award.
  • May 4, 2021  Osman Balkan will be co-leading a summer research workshop for the American Political Science Association's Middle East and North Africa Section on "Visuality and the Creation of Liminal Spaces of Participation: Ethnographic Approaches to the Middle East and North Africa." More information and a link to the application can be found here.
  • April 6, 2021  Professor Dominic Tierney explains how “negativity bias” affects international relations. Listen here
  • March 31, 2021  Osman Balkan spoke about border deaths and the politics of commemoration at Harvard University as part of the Bold New Voices in Migration: Understanding Displacement, Hope, and Resistance conference. More information available here.
  • March 17, 2021   Visiting Assistant Professor Osman Balkan participated in a book launch panel for "At Home and Abroad: The Politics of American Religion" at the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University. More information available here
  • January 22, 2021   Professor Nackenoff was interviewed by KYW 1060 (local CBS affiliate) regarding the second Trump impeachment. Listen here.
  • November  3, 2020  POLS 022 Election Map Project The information for this map was provided by students in Professor Nackenoff’s Fall 2020 American Elections class at Swarthmore College (POLS 22). Each student was responsible for researching changes in election laws affecting registration, early voting, absentee voting, mail-in voting, voter ID, and felon disenfranchisement from 2004 forward. Questions or comments may be directed to