Tag Archive for political science

Clark Model UN Team continues superb performance; busy spring semester slated

Clark University Model UN team members at the Northeast Regional Model Arab League Conference at Northeastern, from left: Maame Abena Anan-Ankomah, Andrew Mezzi, Conor Mulqueen, Michael Pierce and Absar Ali.

The Clark University Model UN Team has concluded a successful fall semester, winning numerous awards and looking forward to more strong performances next year. The Clark team participated in the Boston Area Regional Model United Nations held at Boston University, in the 43rd National Collegiate Security Conference at Georgetown University, in the Northeast Regional Model…

Clark professor’s ‘Sex, Politics, and Putin’ receives two prestigious book prizes

Sex politics - jkt

Clark University professor and chair of the political science department Valerie Sperling’s recently published book, “Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia,” has received the Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies from the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) and also the Heldt Prize for Best Book in Slavic and…

Nine undergraduates awarded Steinbrecher Fellowships to support creative projects on campus and abroad

Julianne Murphy '17

Nine Clark University undergraduate students were recently awarded Steinbrecher Fellowships to support their pursuit of original ideas, creative research, and community service projects this summer and during the 2015-2016 academic year. Information about the students and their projects follows: Oyut Amarjargal ’17, of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, will conduct research and complete a community service project this…

Clark U. students travel to Capitol Hill to advocate for international education

(From left to right) Clark students Themal Ellawala ’17, Wandong Yang ’16, Connor Ruby ’15, and Eriberto Mora ’17 are pictured outside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Four Clark University students traveled to Capitol Hill recently to participate in NAFSA (Association of International Education) Advocacy Day, an annual event devoted to educating members of Congress about how international education impacts states and districts, and why it’s important to have a more globally engaged United States. Eriberto Mora ’17 of Worcester, Connor Ruby…

Clark’s Mock Trial Team honored for outstanding performance in N.H.; advances to nationals in Washington, D.C.

The Mock Trial teams pose with their awards.

The Clark University Mock Trial team was awarded an automatic bid to the American Mock Trial Association National Tournament in Washington, D.C., in March, as a result of their outstanding performance at the 2015 Manchester, New Hampshire Regional Tournament at St. Anselm College. The team earned a trophy for Outstanding Trial Team, and finished fourth among…

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…