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News & Announcements

Thu, 03 Apr 2014

Jeff Mondak on geography and party identification

Political science professor Jeff Mondak appeared on C-U's local CBS affiliate recently to explain research connecting where you're born with what party you likely identify with. Watch the clip on illinoishomespage.net here.

Thu, 13 Mar 2014

Teach-in: The Crisis in Crimea and Ukraine

On March 11, 2014, the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security (ACDIS), the Center for Global Studies, the European Union Center and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC), co-sponsored a teach-in entitled “The Crisis in Crimea and Ukraine.”

Panelists for the event were graduate student Kyle Estes, Professors Paul Diehl, John Vasquez, and Carol Leff, all from the Department of Political Science, Lesley Wexler, from the University’s Law School, and Ed Kolodziej, Director of the Center for Global Studies (and Interim Director of ACDIS).

The event was well attended, drawing approximately 150 people (standing room only). The panelists covered virtually all aspects of the crisis, including its historical context, media coverage in the region, potential and most likely outcomes, and how it relates to other regional and global issues, and received numerous questions and comments from the audience. You can find pictures from the event on the department's Facebook page.

The co-sponsors of the event plan to hold at least one teach-in per semester on relevant and pertinent global issues.

Wed, 05 Mar 2014

Hendrickson wins UIUC Teaching Excellence Award

Visiting professor Ryan Hendrickson has been named as one of five recipients of the 2014 Teaching Excellence Awards. UIUC students nominate faculty and teaching assistants for these awards, and the winners are chosen by the UIUC Student Senate. 

Wed, 05 Mar 2014

Journalist Hedrick Smith to address the demise of the 'American Dream' for the Spring 2014 Cline Symposium

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author Hedrick Smith will speak on “Who Stole the American Dream?” in a talk at 7:30 p.m. March 11 on the third floor of the Levis Faculty Center. Smith's talk is the keynote address for the spring 2014 Cline Symposium. See the UIUC News Bureau's original news story here; more information about the Symposium is available on the Cline Center for Democracy's website

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4/24/2014 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Inaugural David Linowes Conference

407 Illini Union

4/28/2014 | 12:00 pm

Comparative Politics Workshop

404 David Kinley Hall

5/2/2014 | 12:00 pm

Faculty-Student Seminar

404 David Kinley Hall

5/5/2014 | 12:00 pm

Comparative Politics Workshop

404 David Kinley Hall

5/17/2014 | 5:00 pm

Political Science and International Interdisciplinary Studies Convocation

Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

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