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Charli Carpenter

My teaching and research interests include the politics of war law, transnational advocacy networks, humanitarian affairs, humanitarian disarmament, and the role of popular culture in global human security policy. I have a particular interest in the gap between intentions and outcomes among advocates of human security.Read more

Howard Wayne '63

The foundation for my legal career and lifetime of charitable pursuits was built on the education provided to me by UMass and the principles of social responsibility which I learned from college life.Read more

William Ramsey '97

“UMass Amherst is a very special place for me,” says Judge William C. Ramsey ’97, “I was able to grow academically and personally at UMass, and I look back at my college experience with tremendous happiness.”Read more

Melissa Peacor '80, '85G

As a manager of a very large county government in Virginia, Ms. Peacor knows intimately the ins and outs of public administration and public policy.Read more

Micaelah Morrill '04

Originally from Iowa, Micaelah came to Massachusetts to attend UMass Amherst and most recently worked at the Massachusetts State Senate for the Cape & Islands District. There she held the positions of: Scheduler, Legislative Director, Budget & Communications Director, and Chief of Staff. "UMass helped me get where I...Read more

Howard Levin '75

Serving on the Political Science Alumni Advisory Board, says Attorney Howard L. Levin ’75 (Political Science), “will be an interesting and energizing way to give back to UMass Amherst. Levin, who specializes in commercial real estate and business law, practices with the Boston law firm RichMay. For several years...Read more

Nicholas Lowe '97

I have long believed in the mission of UMass Amherst to not only educate the best and brightest from the Commonwealth, but to be a truly world class institution, drawing great minds from all over the World. For me, it is an honor to play a role in bringing...Read more

Douglas Lathrop '01G

Everyday in my professional life I draw on lessons that I learned as a graduate student at UMass. Critical thinking, the willingness to question conventional assumptions, and the humility to accept contrary points of view were all part of my education. I know that my career owes many of...Read more

Caroline Koch '10

"The faculty, staff, and students I met in the political science department at UMass Amherst shaped me into the person I am today and I am honored to be able to give back by serving on the Political Science Alumni Advisory Board," she says. Caroline is currently in her final year as a dual Master's in Public Policy and Master's in Business Administration student at the Brandeis Heller School for Social Policy & Management. Read more

Paul Hohenberger '87

As an alumnus of the Political Science department, I received an excellent education, which prepared me well for a post UMass career. I believe the department’s positive impact in the world of politics and policy is the result of its world-class students, faculty and leadership. I am proud to...Read more


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