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White House whistleblower

Miles Taylor, whose 2018 anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times provided insight into the chaos and instability in President Trump’s administration as well as the efforts of some insiders to work against the president’s alleged recklessness, will present “Why … Continue reading

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Adam Smith’s insights on living a good life

Professor of Political Science Ryan Patrick Hanley discussed his book Our Great Purpose: Adam Smith on Living a Better Life (Princeton University Press, 2019) at a virtual event hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. In … Continue reading

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Lessons from Aristophanes

Behrakis Professor in Hellenic Political Studies Robert C. Bartlett presents new translations of Aristophanes’ most overtly political works in the new publication, Against Demagogues: What Aristophanes Can Teach Us about the Perils of Populism and the Fate of Democracy, New Translations … Continue reading

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A guide to conducting political science fieldwork abroad

In a new volume, more than 40 political scientists provide personal accounts of conducting field research in locations, often dangerous, around the globe. Co-edited by Boston College Political Science Associate Professor Peter Krause and Ora Szekely of Clark University, Stories … Continue reading

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Book award for Kersch

Professor of Political Science Ken I. Kersch has received the C. Herman Pritchett Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association for his book Conservatives and the Constitution: Imagining Constitutional Restoration in the Heyday of American … Continue reading

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Fénelon

François Fénelon (1651-1715) was a French theologian, writer, and Roman Catholic archbishop who is arguably one of the most neglected major philosophers of early modernity. His political masterwork was the most-read book in eighteenth-century France after the Bible, and yet … Continue reading

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Political scientist wins book award

Assistant Professor of Political Science Lindsey O’Rourke, whose expertise includes international security, U.S. foreign policy, and military strategy, has won the International Security Studies Section Best Book Award for her book, Covert Regime Change: America’s Secret Cold War (Cornell University … Continue reading

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Translating Aristotle

For more than two thousand years, Aristotle’s Art of Rhetoric has shaped thought on the theory and practice of the art of persuasive speech. Aristotle defends rhetoric as an art and a crucial tool for deliberative politics while also recognizing … Continue reading

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Covert operations

Though a part of international politics for centuries, covert actions to induce changes to ruling governments — including assassinating a leader, orchestrating a coup d’état, or interfering in an election — are difficult to study due to their secretive nature. … Continue reading

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Changes to Title IX

Due to the government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Education extended its original Jan. 28 deadline for educators to submit comments on its proposed new rules on sexual harassment and assault. O’Neill Professor of American Politics R. Shep Melnick, author of … Continue reading

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