R-MC Political Science Professor Richard Meagher participates
in panel at international conference at William Paterson University.
Professor Meagher was invited to speak on a panel at the 2012 International Conference
of the MA Program in Policy and International Studies at William Paterson University
in Wayne, NJ. The conference, "Social Movements and Global Politics in the 21st
Century," included scholars and journalists analyzing social movements in the US
and abroad. Professor Meagher spoke on the rise of the Tea Party and the future
of right-wing movements in the US.
R-MC Student Desiree Anderson is named Ralph Bunch Summer
Institute Scholar by American Political Science Association. The 2012
Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) will be held at Duke University, June 3, 2012
through July 4, 2012, under the direction of Dr. Paula McClain. The Ralph Bunche
Summer Institute began in 1986 and is named in honor of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize
winner and former APSA President, Dr. Ralph J. Bunche. The Institute is a 5-week,
academically intensive summer program designed to simulate the graduate school experience,
provide mentoring, expand academic opportunities, and to address under-representation
in the discipline of political science. Desiree was one of only 20 students selected
from across the country. More information can be found at the
R-MC Political Science Professor Richard Meagher attended
the 2012 Ashoka Exchange conference in Phoenix, Arizona in early February.
The Exchange is a two-day, invitation-only global gathering for 500 of today’s most
innovative and inﬂuential leaders for social entrepreneurship in higher education.
Professor Meagher co-led a workshop at the conference entitled, “Open-Sourcing S.E.
Education: Accelerating Learning Curves for Changemaking.”
Badey's International Law students attend Model UN
- Eight students from Professor Tom Badey’s Internatinoal Law class (PSCI 441) attended
the Model United Nations Conference in Washington, DC, in October. Erica Waters,
Jonathan Morris, Gregory Moffitt, Colleen Hutchison, Hannah Hollenbeck, Morgan Farrar,
Corey Gill, and Kurt Sporer prepared position papers and conducted extensive research
in order to represent their assigned country: the Federal Republic of Germany. The
conference was attended by over 400 students from sixty-one schools and organizations,
with a total of seventy-six countries represented. Student participation in the
Conference was supported in part by the Earl Koontz Fund for International Relations.
Randolph-Macon Students attend a pre-conference briefing at the German embassy in
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Professor Badey Publishes New Edition of Terrorism Reader - The
13th Edition of Annual Editions: Violence and Terrorism, available
from McGraw Hill on September 30, was edited by Professor Thomas Badey of Randolph-Macon's
Department of Political Science. The book is designed to provide convenient, inexpensive
access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines,
newspapers, and journals published today. This is the 10th edition of this work
produced at Randolph-Macon College. A number of Randolph-Macon students worked as
research assistants on this project. Nicholas Buccola, Elyse Cooper, David Huber,
Brandy Washington, Erica Waters, and Claire McKernan, an exchange student from Ireland,
helped review the numerous articles that were submitted for consideration. According
to Professor Badey, these students "provided valuable insights, and above all a
critical students’ perspective, which made the job of selecting articles for this
edition much easier." For more information on the book, please click here: http://www.mheducation.ca/highereducation/products/9780078051111/.
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Professor Attends Liberal Arts Seminar -
Assistant Professor Rich Meagher participated in a faculty seminar hosted at Transylvania
University in Lexington, KY, from July 28-31. The seminar, entitled "Twenty-first
Century Liberal Education: A Contested Concept" brought 15 faculty members from
liberal arts colleges around the country to discuss the application of principles
of liberal education to their campus lives. The participants were selected from
a pool of over 45 applicants and included faculty members from such colleges as
Washington and Lee, DePauw, and Middlebury. For more information on the seminar,
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