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 APSA website.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 brfing at the German embassy in Washington, DC.
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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.mcgrawhill.ca/highereducation/products/9780078051111/.Back to top
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, click here. Back to top