Professor Jay McCann accepting an award for his work as a College of Liberal of Arts Provost Fellow for 2012-2013.

Associate Professor Ann Clark is the recipient of the Enhancing Research in the Humanities and the Arts Grant to support her work. "Human Rights Texts for Digital Research: Archiving and Analyzing Amnesty International's Historic Urgent Action Bulletins at Purdue University."

Ann Clark has also received the OVPR Non-Laboratory Equipment Grant to acquire NVivo software

Assistant Professor Tom Mustillo won a Study Abroad and International Learning (SAIL) Grant to develop a study abroad program in Ecuador.

Associate Professor Aaron Hoffman was one of 7 Purdue faculty members to have received the Clifford B. Kinley Trust award for 2013 to pursue social sciences research. Professor Hoffman's research is "Terrorism Coverage and the Fear of Terrorism."

Department Head and Professor Rosalee Clawson has been awarded the Kenneth Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in CLA

Professor Leigh Raymond received the CLA Educational Excellence Teaching Award for 2012-2013

Professor Bert Rockman and Graham Wilson are co-recipients of the Ulrich Kloeti Award for their outstanding contributions to the discipline and their service to the International Political Science Association’s Research Committee on Structure and Organization of Government

The Global Policy Research Institute has awarded its first Graduate Student Research Fellowships to two Purdue University graduate students. This year's fellowship winners are Katie Cahill-Rincón and Emre Gencer. The awards provide $12,000 to each student to conduct research related to the completion of their thesis or dissertation that furthers the mission of GPRI.

The GPRI fellowship will be used to fund six months of Katie Cahill-Rincón's research in India and Bangladesh. While she is there, Katie plans to conduct interviews with political elites and members of international organizations regarding accountability for childhood immunization programs. The data Katie collects will be included in her dissertation, "The Politics of Social Good Distribution: Childhood Immunization in India and Bangladesh". You can follow Katie's trip through her online blog, "Research for Beginners: My journey through India and Bangladesh" at www.researchforbeginners.org.

Mark Petersen, PhD graduate in international relations recently accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at Bethany College in West Virginia

Graduate Student Cheryl O'Brien received her PhD and accepted a position at San Diego State University

Crystal Shelton, completing her doctoral studies in international relations had accepted a research position at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland

The following Graduate Students received PRF Research Grants for 2013-2014:

  • Robert Kulzick titled “State Based Financial Liberalization” under the direction of Professor Aaron Hoffman

  • Anthony Rodin titled “State Motivation in International Conflict” under the direction of Professor Keith Shimko

  • Paul Danyi titled Bypassing Democracy: Why Domestic Human Rights NGOs in Stable Democracies Appeal to International Forums” under the direction of Professor Ann Clark.

Graduate Summer PRF Research Grant recipients:

Professor Louis Beres has written, to date, 425 articles for The Jewish Press @ http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/louis-rene-beres/.

Allison Turner (Channahon, Illinois), a sophomore studying Political Science and Natural Resources and Environmental Science has been awarded a 2013 Udall Scholarship

Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship
in recognition of her commitment to the environment. A reception April 26, held by the National and International Scholarships Office honored Allison and eight other students who placed in several prestigious nationwide scholarship competitions during 2012-13.  Allison is the first Purdue student to be named a Udall Scholar.

Professor Louis R. Beres' major paper on Israeli nuclear strategy was presented at the 13th Annual Strategy Conference at Herzliya, Israel, entitled, Looking Ahead-Revising Israel's Nuclear Ambiguity in the Middle East. February 2013. Also participating in the Herzliya Conference were Israeli President, Prime Minister, Chief of General Staff, and Minister of Defense. This is Professor Beres' fourth appearance at the Herzliya Nuclear Strategy Conference.

Graduate Student Erik Cleven recently accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor position at St. Anseim College in Manchester, NH to begin fall 2013.

The Political Science Department hosted a "Meet and Greet" for Purdue Alum, Sherry Lowe Johnson, BA 1988, Political Science, February 1, 2013 from 1:30-2:45. Sherry is a partner, at Dilworth Parson, LLP, Philadelphia, PA.

Graduate Student Cheryl O'Brien,  recently accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Political Science at San Diego State University to begin fall 2013.

Department head secretary, Annette Cheever, was honored for 15 years of service at Purdue University at a Recognition Luncheon, December 13, 2012.

The Butler Center held a reception to honor the 2012 Violet Haas Awardee, Professor S. Laurel Weldon, November 9, 2012, 3:30 PM in the Anniversary Room of the Purdue Memorial Union. 

Professor Daniel Aldrich will be participating in REBUILDING AFTER 3/11: VULNERABILITY AND EMPOWERMENT, 3:00 PM-5:30 PM, Friday, November 30, 2012, in Elizabeth Rose Hall (5F), United Nations University, Tokyo.

This UNU-ISP symposium considers the devastating consequences of natural disasters upon societies and the necessary elements  of the rebuilding process, opportunities to reform existing societal structures to build resilience and empower people. The consideration of these issues is in the context of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.
For more information about the event see:http://unu.edu/events/upcoming/rebuilding-after-311-vulnerability-and-empowerment.html#overview

Ylan Mui, Financial Reporter with the Washington Post was guest lecturer at the ANDREW MANER LECTURE SERIES entitled, African Americans and the Financial Crisis: A Generation of Lost Wealth? October 11, 2012, 7:30 PM, in RAWLS 1086. A question and answer time followed the lecture. Ms. Mui interacted with students and faculty at a reception at
the conclusion of the evenings events.

Department Head, Rosalee Clawson was featured in Purdue Today, October 8, 2012. In the Spotlight, Purdue Profiles: Rosie Clawson

Professor Harry Targ recently participated in the Woody Guthrie Centennial Conference held at Penn State University.

Graduate Student, Cheryl O'Brien has been named a 2012 Teaching Academy Associate Member, and was recoginized at the annual meeting of the Teaching Academy held on Wednesday, September 27, 2012.

The PRIEC Rountable/Workshop was held at Purdue University September 20-22, 2012. More highlights will follow.

Associate Professor Mark Tilton, has been named Director of Asian Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. 

Associate Professor Daniel Aldrich, has been selected as an East Asia Institute (EAI) Fellow for the summer of 2013. This will extend his Fulbright research fellowship from Japan into China and will provide funding for comparative research in China, Korea, and Japan.  

Professor Bert A Rockman, is co-recipient of the 2012 Ulrich Kloeti Award for his outstanding contributions to the discipline and his service to the international Political Science Association's Research Committee on Structure and Organization of Government.

Professor S. Laurel Weldon, won the 2012 Victoria Schuck Award for the best book published on women and politics for her book, When Protest Make Policy(University of Michigan Press, 2011) 

Developed to honor Victoria Schuck's life-long commitment to women and politics, this prize recognizes and encourage research and publication in this field. Schuck took her Ph.D. in 1937 from Stanford University and played a leading role in opening doors for women in the profession. She was not only an outstanding mentor for women, but her service in senior administrative roles at Mt Holoyke College and Mount Vernon College opened doors for future generations of women leaders.

Professor Daniel P. Aldrich, won the Best Paper Award from Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association. for his paper, "Social, Not Physical, Infrastructure: The Critical Role of Civil Society in Disaster Recovery," which can be found at http://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/15/,  

Associate Professor Keith Shimko, has been selected by the College's Educational Excellence Committee as the 2012 recipient of the Educational Excellence Award, for exemplary contributions to teaching and learning.

Graduate Student Vagisha Gunasekara, is the 2012 recipient of the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Dissertation Award.

Professor Leigh Raymond, has been selected as Discovery Park's Center for the Environment, a research center dedicated to meeting the world's emerging environment's challenges.

Associate Professor Leigh Raymond, has been promoted to full professor.

Randall S. Kroszner, Norman R. Bobbins, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business was the inaugural lecturer series speaker at the ANDREW MANER LECTURE SERIES held April 26, 2012,  The Politics of the Financial Crisis, The Fed and the Financial Crisis.
Professors Leigh Raymond and S. Laurel Weldon were speakers at the Informal Institutions and Intractable Global Problems Conference April 16-17, 2012 at Dauch Alumni Center, 403 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN  47907-2007, in the Prusiecki Room, Purdue University. The event was sponsored by the Global Policy Research Institute, Purdue Climate Change Research Institute, Purdue University Discovery Park. 

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