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  • March 30, 2022   Prof. Dominic Tierney was featured on SwatTalk Short. He explains how the nature of conflict has changed and the World War II model of unconditional surrender with a clear peace treaty is a thing of the past. War and peace often blur together.
  • March 5, 2022   Prof. Ayse Kaya and POLS Alum Matthew Salah ('21) published an article in The Chinese Journal of International Politics: When Do Established Powers Support Rising Powers’ Multilateral Institutions? The Case of the Asian Development Bank
  • January 2022  Arianna Freeman '01 (Honors, Political Science and Economics) has just been nominated by President Biden to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. If confirmed by the Senate, she would become the first woman of color to sit on this appellate bench.  Freeman is a graduate of Yale Law School. She has worked as a public defender and is currently a managing attorney with the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • January 2022  Sybille Ngo-Nyeck '07 (High honors, Comparative Literature and Political Science) has accepted a position beginning Fall '22 as associate professor with tenure at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Department of Ethnic Studies. She earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA.  Her most recent book is African(a) Queer Presence: Ethics and Politics of Negotiation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).
  • December 15, 2021  Carol Nackenoff and Julie Novkov's new book, American by Birth has been featured on Susan Liebell's podcast New Books in Political Science (12/13) and Balkanization (11/10-11/24), a blog run by Jack Balkin. 
  • 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.