Before starting her final year at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) in the fall, Amanda Ward ‘11 has set off on a journey to Sierra Leone and Kenya to work with the UNForgotten Fund (UNFF) and the Among the Least non-profit organization. At CIPA, Ward will pursue a degree in international development, with a focus on women's economic empowerment and education. As such, she felt it w... More >>
"Poland became a capitalist country after 1989, though not many people knew at the time just what they meant," says David Ost, the Joseph DiGangi Professor of Political Science, who spent three weeks in Poland for a series of interviews and presentations at a host of events in connection with the 25th anniversary of that country's systemic shift toward democracy and capitalism, as well as the tra... More >>
This summer, Subin Nepal '15 is working as an intern at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), an international think tank based in New Delhi, India. In his position, Nepal has published an article on the think tank's web page titled "Nepal and Ethnic Federalism: The Insufficiency of the Maoist Model." The article explores the restructuring of the country of Nepal as it involves ethn... More >>
Jason Conwall '09, the upstate press secretary for Empire State Development, was recently named a "Rising Star" in City & State magazine's 40 Under 40 list. Each year City & State, the only media company devoted solely to covering government and politics in New York, identifies the state's up-and-coming leaders. This year's competition included "hundreds of notable elected officials, advo... More >>
The "Political Junkie" segment that was a favorite among NPR's "Talk of the Nation" listeners has hit the road for the 2014 election season and will be presented on campus during Homecoming and Family Weekend. "Talk of the Nation" host Neal Conan and "Political Junkie" Ken Rudin will bring the "Political Junkie Road Show" to HWS on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of the President's Forum Series. It w... More >>
Members of the Department and 2014 Initiates of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Honor Society. HWS has had the Chi Phi chapter since 1999 and initiated over 100 members.