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POLITICAL SCIENCE NEWS

Barlow '11 on Student Debt, Corporate Profits

Michael Barlow '11, an investment banker on J.P. Morgan's media and technology team, coauthored an opinion piece that appears this week in the Huffington Post, tackling two issues facing an increasingly divided U.S. government: student debt and untaxed corporate profits held offshore. Written with Michael Burns, vice chairman of Lionsgate Entertainment, "Putting Repatriated Funds to Work for Amer...  More >>

Studying Public Policy in Washington, D.C.

This semester, a dozen Hobart and William Smith students are developing a working knowledge of their disciplines by participating in the Washington, D.C. Public Policy Program. Through a rigorous course load with HWS faculty and political experts, and internship placements that provide contact and discussion with governmental decision-makers and policy specialists, students are immersed in the en...  More >>

Inside the News: A New Gov't In Yemen

This month marks the fourth anniversary of the Yemeni revolution -- part of the wider Arab Spring demonstrations and protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East. Since then, two Yemeni presidents have resigned under pressure from protesters and political opposition, most recently in January 2015. The Houthis, the current group in charge of the country's capital, are current...  More >>

Philbrick Yadav Quoted in LA Times

Associate Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav was quoted in a Feb. 7 Los Angeles Times opinion piece, "Why the U.S. is courting the Houthis taking control in Yemen," which addresses the challenges the U.S. faces in forming a relationship with the new group in power in Yemen. The piece also has appeared in several other publications, including the Fresno Bee and McClatchyDC. Whil...  More >>

Philbrick Yadav Essay in Washington Post

Associate Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav recently had an essay about the current state of Yemen's Islamist republicanism featured in the Washington Post political science research blog, "Monkey Cage." Philbrick Yadav's piece, "Yemen's Houthis and Islamist Republicanism Under Strain," was produced as part of the the Project on Middle East Political Science's (POMEPS) January...  More >>

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Pi Sigma Alpha

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.

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