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Sex, Politics, and Putin: Clark University professor’s new book explores political legitimacy in Russia

Clark University Professor Valerie Sperling's new book, "Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia."

In her new book, “Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia,” Clark University Political Science Professor Valerie Sperling explores the ways in which “politicians and political activists in Russia use masculinity, femininity, and homophobia to bolster their legitimacy and to undermine their opponents.” While researching the Russian president as both a man and a…

Clark U. political scientist authors book on congressional primary elections

Clark Professor Robert Boatright

The fact that fewer than fifteen percent of eligible voters showed up for the 2014 primary elections indicates that primary elections do not matter to very many citizens. However, Clark University associate professor of Political Science Robert Boatright contends that congressional primary elections matter—a lot. He explains their importance, and dispels claims and myths about…

Two Clark political science professors are Fulbright Scholars

Two professors in the Political Science Department at Clark University will spend time abroad beginning in the fall of this academic year, each to conduct research and teach courses as Fulbright Scholars, a program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Professor Mark C. Miller will hold the Bicentennial Fulbright…

Clark University graduate named to All Star Model UN Team

Clark University graduate Yohan D. Senerath ’14 has been named to the select roster of the 2013-2014 North American College All Star Model UN Team. The list of best delegates in the Model UN College Circuit in the United States and Canada is published by Bestdelegate.com, the premier organization in charge of advocating for Model UN…

Prof. Michael Butler awarded fellowship to examine intervention ‘deficit’

Clark University associate professor of political science Michael Butler has recently been awarded a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship to support continuing work on his research monograph “Shunning Strangers: Explaining the Humanitarian Intervention Deficit.” Butler’s work is concerned with examining what he calls a “humanitarian intervention deficit” arising from the increasing reluctance on the…

Clark U. political science students tour U.N., meet with ambassadors

Students from the Clark University Model United Nations Program, along with students enrolled in the University’s “United Nations and International Politics” course, made a field visit to United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 17. The delegation, led by Political Science Professor Srinivasan Sitaraman, included a visit to the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka…

Clark Model U.N. Team excels at Harvard, McGill conferences

Clark University’s Model United Nations Team performed well at the 60th session of the prestigious Harvard National Model U.N. Conference (HNMUN 2014), which took place Feb. 13 – 16 in Boston. The Harvard Model U.N. conference is one of the most competitive conferences in the Model U.N. circuit, attracting more than 3,000 student delegates from…