Associate Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav was recently a guest contributor for the Washington Post on the topic of the crisis in Yemen. She draws on lessons from her field research in Yemen to contextualize the current crisis in relation to a decade of conflict between the Huthi insurgents, the Islamist opposition, and the central government. Throughout, she challenges the i... More >>
"Since 1978, we have been fighting the wars of culture, economics, and foreign policy that redefined the American party system. The polarization that we have today is not about petty or personal things, although it gets very petty and very personal -- it is a debate about political fundamentals," said William A. Galston in his talk during the Hobart and William Smith Colleges President's Forum Se... More >>
Mayor of Ithaca, N.Y., Svante Myrick, who in 2012 was sworn into office as the city's youngest mayor and first mayor of color, has been appointed by Hobart and William Smith President Mark D. Gearan as the Colleges' Presidential Fellow for Civic Engagement. Myrick brings an impressive track record in public service, government administration, leadership and advocacy to the appointment. This year,... More >>
Constitution Day-Sept. 23-will be commemorated on campus with a talk given by Professor Sidney M. Milkis. The White Burkett Miller Professor of the Department of Politics and Faculty Associate at the Miller Center, Milkis will present a speech titled "Lyndon Johnson, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Living Constitution at 6 p.m. in Stern 103. The talk is free and open to the public. First obser... More >>
Chegg, Inc. recently announced the launch of a live, online college counseling platform InstaEDU that makes college counseling available to students anywhere, at any time that is convenient to them. Daniel L. Rosensweig '83 is president and CEO of Chegg, which serves as a student hub, offering online textbook rentals, homework help, and scholarships, in addition to its new counseling service. Thr... 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.