Posts tagged ‘Global Studies’

13 Alumni Earn J.D.s during COVID; Another to Graduate in December

Thirteen alumni successfully completed law school to earn their Juris Doctorates during the past two spring semesters, and a 14th is on track to graduate in December. They are:

2020—Waleisha Moat ’15 (Widener University Commonwealth Law School); Kaleigh Hoover Ryder ’17 (Widener University Commonwealth Law School); Paul Markovits ’17 (Widener University Delaware Law School); Samuel E. “Trey” Manning III ’17 (Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law); Giovanna “Gio” Ortiz Brackbill ’16 (Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law); and Anastasia “Anna” Maxwell ’17 (Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law).

2021—Caitlin Dryden ’18 (Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law); Adam Filbert ’18 (Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law); Ryan Kingshill ’17 (Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law); Andrew Luch ’18 (Widener University Commonwealth Law School); Cooper Gerus ’17 (University of Baltimore School of Law); Deanna Berish ’12 (Santa Clara University School of Law); Cassidy Decosmo ’18 (Duquesne University School of Law); and William J. Rice ’06 (December, Georgetown University Law Center).

Dr. Meindl Presents at National Conference

Dr. Jörg Meindl, associate professor of German and global studies, presented at the annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Washington, D.C., last week. His presentation, “Teaching Intercultural Competence with Authentic Materials, reflected his approach to teaching without a textbook and exposing students to the diversity of the German language. At the convention, Meindl also met with his colleagues on the FL-A-CH committee, which wants to raise awareness of German-speaking cultures in Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Italy.

Dr. Dolan Published Op-Ed in The Hill

Dr. Chris J. Dolan, professor of politics and global studies, published “Voters prefer domestic issues, but Democratic candidates should make the case for foreign policy, too” in The Hill in July. Among other points, Dolan notes that “the U.S. role in the world should be consequential to American voters because the U.S. wields so much global influence.”

Dr. Dolan Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

Dr. Chris J. Dolan, professor of politics and global studies, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant from the U.S. State Department and U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo. The Fulbright, for teaching and research, runs from February to July 2020 and will be hosted by the University of Pristina. Dolan will work with U.S. foreign service officers in the public diplomacy section at the U.S. Embassy and with the chair of Pristina’s Political Science Department, Professor Arben Hajrullahu. In addition to teaching a course on world politics, Dolan will conduct research on the consequences of NATO expansion and the future of the transatlantic alliance as the U.S. pivots to Asia. This is a follow-up to his 2018 book on President Obama’s foreign policy, “Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World Order: Redefining U.S. Foreign Policy.”

Dr. Dolan Authors Book on President Obama

International publisher Rowan and Littlefield recently released Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World: Redefining U.S. Policy, written by Dr. Chris Dolan, chair and professor of history, politics, & global studies. In the 258-page book, Dolan “argues that critical international and domestic crises, such as the U.S. war in Iraq and the Great Recession, forced President Barack Obama to readjust U.S. foreign policy after over 70 years of American hegemony and defending the global status quo,” according to the publisher.

Devon Malloy ’19 Wins STEM Scholarship at Women in Technology Awards Event

Devon Malloy ’19, digital communications and global studies, was recognized for her contributions to the mid-state tech industry during the 2018 Women in Technology Awards event presented by the Technology Council of Central in June. Devon was awarded a STEM scholarship.

Dr. Dolan Inks Facebook Op-Ed and Finalizes Tome on Obama through Rowan & Littlefield

Dr. Chris Dolan, chair of history, politics, & global studies, published “Holding Facebook accountable” on The Hill. Dolan’s opinion piece explored the company’s response to recent news that one of their partners, a data firm, had taken advantage of the data and privacy of more than 50 million users. His book, Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World: Redefining U.S. Foreign Policy, will be published by Rowan & Littlefield in 2018.

Rachel Duong ’18 and Shaquel Marshall ’18 Win Prizes at UG Research Symposium

Rachel Duong ’18, English and Spanish, and Shaquel Marshall ’18, global studies and sociology, won prizes at “The Examined Life: An Undergraduate Conference in the Liberal Arts,” at St. Francis University. Duong won Best Paper in Media Theory for “Social Protests in the Age of the #Hashtag,” and Marshall won honorable mention in Media Theory for “From the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter: Social Media and Social Movements.”

 

Rebecca Dertinger ’19 Co-Presents Her Co-Authored Research Paper in Philadelphia

Rebecca Dertinger ’19, a double major in global studies and international business who also has minors in politics and law and society, co-presented “Banning People: U.S. Refugee Policy from Obama to Trump,” in Philadelphia Nov. 10. She co-authored the collaborative research paper with Dr. Chris Dolan, chair of history, politics, and global studies, and together they presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association meetings.

Dr. Dolan’s Opinion Piece on Obama–Trump Published in Newsweek; New Book Deal Signed

Dr. Chris Dolan, chair of history, politics, and global studies, wrote an opinion piece, “Obama First Tapped into the Roots of Trump’s America,” that was published on Newsweek Nov. 8. Dr. Dolan highlighted some surprisingly similar international policies and statements between the current and past president, yet some especially important differences.

 

Dr. Dolan also signed a contract with Rowan and Littlefield to publish Obama and the Emergence of a Multipolar World Order: Redefining U.S. Foreign Policy in 2018.