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FORUM: Government Shutdown






FORUM: Government Shutdown Professor Logan Dancey, Department of Government Professor Jennifer Smith, Department of Government …will discuss the domestic and international implications of the recent Government shutdown Thursday, October 10, 4:30 to 6:00 PM Public Affairs Center 002 Free and open to the public

Colleagues on the Shutdown






Elvin Lim, Government: On Shutdown Politics: Why it is Not the Constitution’s Fault So it is not the Constitution that is at fault. It is faction, injected like a toxin into the Constitution, that has caused the separation of powers to go awry. And if so, the short-term solution for shutdown politics is to call…

Thanks to the African Student Association!






I just wanted to send out a quick THANKS! to the African Student Association. Saturday evening they held their annual cultural event. This year it was titled “Ariya: The Beats of Africa”. At the end of the event I was extremely surprised to discover they had an award for me! Both Professor Alice Hadler and…

Visiting Professor Position Here at Wes!






The Department of Government at Wesleyan University invites applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor specializing in International Relations. This one-year, non-tenure-track appointment will begin August 2012 and is not renewable. Primary responsibilities will include teaching three undergraduate courses in the fall 2012, two undergraduate courses in the following spring, and supervising up to…

QAC Summer Research






To stay on the theme of the great work our students are doing here at Wesleyan, I wanted to highlight the summer research projects that students completed with our Quantitative Analysis Center. Each summer, a group of students is given the opportunity to do original research under the guidance of a professor here at Wesleyan.…

Odede on Poverty Tours






I’ve been meaning to post on this. Kennedy Odede, one of our majors, was recently published in the New York Times on the subject of “Slumdog Tourism”. It is definitely worth a read, especially if you are a Westerner considering a trip to a developing country. See it as an opportunity to reflect on what…

Jessica Posner, Wesleyan ’09, wins the top prize!






I definitely recommend that you go to the Huffington Post site (see below) and watch the video of her win. Congratulations Jessica and Kennedy for all of your success! clipped from www.huffingtonpost.com The 2010 Do Something Awards ceremony, hosted by actress Jane Lynch, was a star-studded affair, with appearances by Megan Fox, Snoop Dog, the…