Mark Lawrence Schrad will come to us from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches courses in international relations and comparative politics. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has conducted research in the fields of Russian and European politics, historical institutionalism, transnational activism, organizational sociology, and the interface of ideas and institutions in policymaking. His work has appeared in scholarly journals including Policy Studies Journal, Global Environmental Change, PS: Political Science and Politics, Journal of Policy History and Nationalities Papers, as well as commentaries in Foreign Affairs, The Moscow Times, and The New York Times. He is the author of The Political Power of Bad Ideas: Networks, Institutions, and the Global Prohibition Wave (Oxford University Press 2010), and is currently writing a book entitled Vodka Politics: Autocracy and Alcohol in Russia, concerning the history of alcohol-control politics in Russia, and prospects for addressing the post-Soviet demographic catastrophe.
General Anthony Zinni on the Factors Shaping the Middle East in the Next Decade
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Driscoll Auditorium -- please see PDF below
Study Abroad Opportunity
Prof. Joseph Thompson comments on the dark side of Harry Potter and International Relations.
Read Dr. Catherine Warrick's recent op-ed, "Ban the burqa, ban the bonnet?"
Dr. Markus Kreuzer has been awarded two paper prizes, the Sage APSA Paper Award for Comparative Politics Section and the SAGE APSA Paper Awards for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Section, for his work on applying historical knowledge to quantitative methods of analysis. He will accept the awards at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. A version of his paper has been published in the American Political Science Review’s May 2010 issue.