Jodi Dean gave invited lectures at Fudan University in Shanghai and Communication University of China in Beijing. She also gave plenary lectures at the annual meeting of the International Association for Media and Communication Research in Dublin, Ireland, and at a conference on Neoliberalism, Crisis, and the World System at York University in York England.
Professors Iva Deutchman (Political Science) and Chris Hatch (Theatre) presented their paper, Too American to be Popular? Baseball's Challenges with being America's Game, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York on May 31st 2013. Their presentation was part of the 25th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, widely regarded as the most prestigious and important conference for baseball scholarship. Deutchman and Hatch will offer a new course, Baseball and American Culture, through the American Studies program this coming spring.
At the end of the spring Kevin Dunn's Politics of Origin in Africa: Autochthony, Citizenship and Conflict (co-authored with Morten Bøås) was published by Zed Press. He spent part of May conducting research on the Indonesian punk scenes in Jakarta, Bandung and Banda Aceh. While in Bandung, he was invited to give a public lecture on "Africa's Challenges to International Relations Theory" at Padjadjaran University. His co-authored textbook Inside African Politics (with Pierre Englebert) will be published this month by Lynne Rienner Press.
David Ost, the Joseph DiGangi Professor of Political Science, gave the Keynote Address to the Doctoral School Conference of Estonia. The talk was titled “Protecting Capitalism with Labor: New Trends in the Political Economy of Regulation,” and presented in Haapsalu, Estonia, May 24, 2013. In June 2013, Professor Ost conducted several interviews with labor leaders in Poland, including the presidents of both major trade unions, Piotr Duda of Solidarity, and Jan Guz of the National Association of Polish Trade Unions. He was also interviewed himself, with one discussion, titled “What has Happened to Poland?” (Co sie stalo z naszq Polskq?), appearing on the front page of the national daily newspaper Dziennik Trybuna on June 4, 2013. Finally, Professor Ost’s review essay, “Journalism and Revolution,” on the life of the journalist and essayist Ryszard Kapuscinski,” appeared in Dissent in Winter 2013.
Justin Rose attended the American Political Science Association’s national conference in Chicago, where he delivered a paper entitled, “Roaming with Romand: The importance of Traveling and Listening to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Notion of Democratic Service.”