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32 leading governance experts argue in Science for fundamental reforms of global environmental governance and a “constitutional moment” in world politics

Reducing the risk of potential global environmental disaster requires a “constitutional moment” comparable in scale and importance to the reform of international governance that followed World War II, say 32 leading experts in an article in Science, published on 16 March.

From July 8-21, 2012 UMass Amherst is offering "Summer College" for highly motivated high school students in or about to enter their junior or senior year and who are ready to learn at a college level. 

The Department of Political Science is joining in this effort by offering the political science course "The Politics of Artistic Expression," taught by gradute student and artist Alix Olson.

The International Programs Office (IPO) sponsored the International Relations Club (IRC)/Model UN to attend the Model United Nations Assembly at McGill University in Montreal in February. Their sponsorship allowed eight members of the IRC, including president Wendy Simon-Pearson ’12 (political science), to participate in the 4-day conference with 1,800 students from many colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. About 1,300 of these students served as mock UN delegates, and another 500 took on the role of UN staff members.

In a ceremony Friday, February 10 at the Dominican Republic National Palace, Professor Emeritus Howard J. Wiarda  was awarded the "Orden de Colon" (Order of Columbus) by President Leonel Fernandez. The Orden de Colon is the highest honor that the Dominican Republic government can bestow.

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University has recently released an unedited conversation between journalist Anthony Shadid and professor Jillian Schwedler. The video was released to remember Shadid, who died tragically in Syria earlier this month. 

Watch the video and read more from the Hagop Kevorkian Center

Jaime T. Zagami ’08 (Political Science) supports our troops. This support does not mean hanging yellow ribbons or waving American flags. Instead, her support means a personal and professional devotion to easing the transition from military to civilian life -- especially for those service men and women with post-traumatic or other combat-induced disorders.

 

For the third year in a row, the Civic Initiative at the UMass Donohue Institute is hosting a month-long summer course designed to bring Pakistani students to the UMass Amherst campus to learn about US-Pakistan politics. The course, a joint Pakistan Embassy and US State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) program, is designed to explore the political, economic, historical, institutional, and cultural issues involved in policy-making in both countries.

"In his study of history and political science, senior Daniel McDonald is making history of his own. Dan has earned an Honors Research Grant to fund self-designed original research that 'provides the first comprehensive view into resistance groups and their effects on post-dictatorship reconciliation in Argentina and Brazil using a comparative approach.' This research grant provides Dan with a unique opportunity to challenge himself academically and to prepare for his desired career."

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