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.
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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. 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.”
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.
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, 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, 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. 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. Chris Dolan, chair of history, politics, and global studies, wrote an op-ed, The Las Vegas killer’s motives shouldn’t matter—stopping the next mass shooting does, that was published on PennLive Oct. 12. In the piece, Dr. Dolan wrote about why investigators are still searching for a motive behind the shooter and the need for additional controls to prevent more mass killings.