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News & Announcements

Get the latest information on student opportunities, student and faculty accomplishments and general department news and announcements.

Congratulations Graduates!

In your honor, the departments of Politics and History will be hosting a reception immediately after commencement on Saturday, May 16, 2009.

Your friends and family are invited to join faculty and staff in the courtyard of Founders Hall for conversation and refreshments.

Hope to see you there!

British Diplomat to speak on Pakistan, Friday, March 27th, 10-10:50, FH 125

Alexander Evans, a British diplomat based in Islamabad, Pakistan and Fellow at Oxford University, will be speaking on the current political situation in Pakistan, with emphasis on Pakistan’s Tribal Areas and Kashmir, this Friday, March 27th, 10-10:50, in FH 125.

Evans has also been a regular commentator for BBC World TV, CNN and Reuters, and has worked for the U.N. in Afghanistan. He has worked in Macedonia as a political advisor and for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He also spent two years as director of studies of a financial think-tank, the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, and began his career as a policy adviser at the Adam Smith Institute. He divides his time between Pakistan and Oxford.

PSCI 340:  Ethnicity and Nationalism Course

Why was it so important for Barack Obama to wear a flag lapel pin? Why are Muslim school girls banned from wearing scarves in France? What does it mean to be American, or French, or Iraqi or Indian? How do we—and others—imagine ourselves as a national community? How is globalization changing our sense of both national and ethnic identity? Thrash out the history and emotions, the logic and the illogic, of nationalism and ethnicity through discussion and debate in this seminar-type course.

Read the National Ethnicity flyer (pdf)
PSCI 340-CRN 23691
TR 1400-1520
FH 177

Dr. Emenhiser To Retire

Professor JeDon (“Jae”) Emenhiser will retire at the end of this fall semester, following a distinguished 50 year career in higher education. He came to Humboldt in 1977 to serve as dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and later returned to teaching and scholarship in political science. Emenhiser’s expertise is in the U.S. political system, focusing on democratic theory, public opinion, elections, legislative behavior, constitutional law, and quantitative analysis.

Before coming to Humboldt, he taught at Utah State University, the University of Redlands, and Colgate University. As a Fulbright Scholar, he has taught at the University of Saigon (Vietnam), University of Ireland, and L’Université de Mons-Hainaut (Belgium). He has also been a visiting scholar at the Congressional Research Office. A reception is planned for December 12.

Political Science Majors Meeting

Monday, October 27 the Department of Politics will host a political science majors meeting in Founders Hall room 125 at 5 PM. Find out about the Spring 2009 schedule and hear about internships and other opportunities.

Download Flyer for Details (pdf)

Sacramento Semester Program Deadline: November 7th

The Sacramento Semester program is currently accepting applications for Spring 2009. Gain invaluable hands-on experience while earning course credit. $4000 scholarships are available. Application deadline is Friday, November 7th in the Department of Politics office (FH 180). Application form and more information available here:

Fifth Annual Victor T. Schaub Memorial Lecture on Local Politics

The Department of Politics presents the Fifth Annual Victor T. Schaub Memorial Lecture on Local Politics. Watch Peter Lavallee and Harmony Groves debate local politics November 6, 2008 from 7-9 PM in the BSS Forum (BSS 162).

Download Flier (pdf) for more details

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