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Two Clark political science professors are Fulbright Scholars

By Jane Salerno

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... »

Clark University graduate named to All Star Model UN Team

By Jane Salerno

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... »

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

By Anne Gibson

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... »

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

By Melissa Lynch

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... »

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

By Melissa Lynch

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... »

Clark University Mock Trial team wins bid to national tournament

By Melissa Lynch

One of Clark University’s two Mock Trial teams is moving on to the national tournament, earning its bid during the regional Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, N.H. The veteran “A team” will compete in the national event in Philadelphia in March. Clark entered... »

What's 'getting primaried'? Clark University prof's new book explains

By Jane Salerno

  Primary challenges in recent election cycles have attracted more media hype than ever, with special interest groups and intense partisan fundraising campaigns polarizing voters and taking aim at moderate incumbents – a practice known as “primarying.” Yet, according to Robert G. Boatwright, professor of political science at Clark University, the link between primary... »

LEEP Lectures let faculty collaborate across disciplines, provide unique perspectives

By Melissa Lynch

What are the chances you would see a psychologist giving a presentation in a political science class?  Beginning this fall, such an appearance would not be unlikely.  In the past few months, some unlikely disciplines have collided through a tactic known as the “LEEP Lecture.” LEEP Lectures involve collaborations between faculty members from distinct... »

Clark University Model U.N. Team racking up the awards this year

By Melissa Lynch

If you happen to know someone on the Clark University Model U.N. team, you know they’ve spent the past month collecting accolades.  With three competitions behind them, they are readying for five more, and a conference that will attract hundreds of High School Model U.N. participants from around New England to Clark. From Oct.... »

Harrington lecturer: No easy answer to congressional gridlock

By James Keogh

Political gridlock in Washington is nothing new, but polarization between the two major parties has become so acute that it’s led to historic dysfunction on Capitol Hill, a renowned researcher told a Clark University audience Monday. Sarah Binder, Ph.D., a political scientist with George Washington University and the Brookings Institution, delivered the bleak news in... »