Dr. Chris J. Dolan, professor of political science, was interviewed by the Washington Times for “Chinese muscle in on Afghanistan’s rare earth mineral deposits, create headaches for Biden.” Dr. Dolan noted that “We [the U.S.] are going to be fighting for scraps because we are sitting around debating and thinking about what to do. The U.S. has all these conditions and caveats, but the Chinese don’t care if the Taliban is respecting human rights…”
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Dr. Chris J. Dolan, professor of political science, wrote an op-ed recently published by The Hill, “What Trump understood and Biden gets right about America’s new role in the world.” Dr. Dolan’s analysis, which noted the Great Recession and several other factors affecting America’s global influence, was picked up by several other outlets, including MSN and From Press in Germany.
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. Chris Dolan, professor of political science and director of the LVC Center for Political History, was invited by the Wilson Center to serve as a research associate on the Global Europe Working Group on the Western Balkans and Subgroup on Kosovo. Dr. Dolan will co-research Wilson Center policy reports on Euro-Atlantic integration prospects for Kosovo and North Macedonia, maligned disinformation operations and cyber threats, and the normalization of diplomatic relations between Kosovo and Serbia.
Ariana Genna ’23, political science and social justice & civic engagement, had an opinion piece, “Dismantling disinformation surrounding Black Lives Matter” published by PennLive this week. Genna, an Allwein Scholar, provided facts noting the “false narrative that BLM [Black Lives Matter] protests are violent and hateful has spread through disinformation.” She explores where this disinformation stems from and the importance of thinking and learning critically.
President James MacLaren and Arianna Genna ’22, political science and social justice & civic engagement, were highlighted in a recent op-ed by Joyce Davis H’17, PennLive opinion editor. Davis interviewed President MacLaren and Genna for “We can thank Pennsylvania’s responsible college students for not spreading COVID-19.”
Dr. Chris Dolan, professor of political science and director of the Center for Political History, was recently notified by the Institute for International Education/U.S. Department of State that he received a U.S. Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to the Republic of North Macedonia. South East European University in Tetovo will be his host institution, where Dr. Dolan will conduct research in rule of law, security sector reform, and Euro-Atlantic security through the grant that runs until June 2020. He will be working with Dr. Blerim Reka, Macedonian Ambassador and Chief of Mission of North Macedonia to the European Union, on NATO collective security measures and on the alignment of defense and foreign policy in Macedonia’s case for E.U. membership.
His previous Fulbright award was with the University of Prishtina in Kosovo (2019–20).
Dr. Chris Dolan’s chapter, “Containment, Engagement, and Continuity: China and the Evolution of Obama’s Foreign Policy Toward the Asia-Pacific,” will appear in the edited book: The Barack Obama Presidency: Legacy and Record, edited by Michael Grossman and Francis Schortgen. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2021. Dr. Dolan is a professor of political science.
Dr. Christopher Dolan, professor of political science, published a peer-reviewed article, “Walking on a Tightrope: The National Security Roles and Executive Branch Chiefs of Staff,” and an opinion article, “Why the U.S. Will Never Leave Afghanistan.” The former was included in the Spring 2021 edition of Chief of Staff Journal, and the latter on The Hill. MSN republished Dr. Dolan’s opinion piece.