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Department News

  • July 12, 2022   Professor Jonny Thakkar published an op-ed on Boris Johnson in The Point Magazine. 
  • July 11, 2022  Professor Gordon Arlen published an article on Liberal Plebeianism: John Stuart Mill on Democracy, Oligarchy, and Working-Class Mobilization
  • June 27, 2022  Prof. Osman Balkan's latest article, "The Transnational Afterlives of European Muslims," was published in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Available here.
  • June 20, 2022  Political Scientist Ben Berger on the biggest takeaways thus far from the January 6th hearings
  • June 17, 2022  Visiting Assistant Professor Gordon Arlen has a new article analyzing international tax sheltering from a normative realist perspective- read it here. It was co-authored with Carlo Burelli.
  • June 9, 2022  Professor Emeritus Carol Nackenoff was featured on  The NPR Throughline podcast to discuss Wong Kim Ark and birthright citizenship, featuring interviews with her co-author Julie Novkov  Amanda Frost, available here.  
  • June 3, 2022   Prof. Ayse Kaya Examines Who Foots the Bill for Climate Change with Kendall Praitis-Hill ('23) here
  • 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.