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Community is Key for Aspiring Advocate and Watson Fellowship Awardee Ashley Hahn ‘14

Posted March 20, 2014
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Ashley Hahn’s lifelong passion for community service began when she was barely a toddler, tagging along with her father at local fire department events in her hometown of Allamuchy, N.J. At Bryn Mawr, the same commitment to community drew the psychology and political science double major to the Praxis program, where she was able to […]

Bryn Mawr Economist Publishes Research on Democracy and Economic Development in Connection With Course

Posted March 21, 2013
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In the course “Democracy and Development,” Professors Michael Rock (Economics) and Marc Ross (Political Science) join students in examining democracy’s “third wave,” which occurred from 1974 to 1990 and during which the number of democracies in the world grew from 39 to 117. The aim of the course is to get students to examine what […]

New Book Co-Edited by Associate Professor of Political Science Jeremy Elkins Looks at Truth and Democracy

Posted July 26, 2012
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What is the relationship between truth and democratic politics? Does democracy require truth or is the concern with truth an impediment to democratic compromise, pluralism and toleration? And if truth should matter, what kind of truth? Truth and Democracy, co-edited by Bryn Mawr Associate Professor of Political Science Jeremy Elkins, considers these questions from a […]

Women in Public Service Project Posts Conference Video

Posted December 16, 2011
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A videocast of the speakers at the Women in Public Service Project has been posted on the U.S. State Department’s streaming server. Don’t miss the introduction of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright by Bryn Mawr senior Ntshadi Mofokeng!

Poli-Sci Major and Theater Aficionado Alicia Steinmetz Wins Fulbright ETA to Slovakia

Posted April 6, 2011
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Alicia Steinmetz ’11, a political science major, has joined the ranks of Bryn Mawr students who have been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Slovakia, Steinmetz will also pursue her interest in Slovak and Czech culture and cultural relationships. “During a semester abroad in the Czech Republic, I gained […]

Bryn Mawr Professor, Students to be Interviewed on WHYY Monday

Posted February 4, 2011

Associate Professor of Political Science Marissa Martino Golden ’84 will be interviewed, along with two of her students, on WHYY Radio’s Voices in the Family on Monday, Feb. 7. The show airs at noon. The first half of the show will be devoted to an interview with Stephanie Coontz, the author of a much-discussed new […]

Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin to Explore Alternatives to Electoral College in Feb. 9 Lecture

Posted February 1, 2011
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Nobel Prize-Winning economist Eric Maskin will look at alternatives to the Electoral College in a lecture titled “How Should We Elect Presidents?” at Bryn Mawr College on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The talk, to take place at 4:15 p.m. in room 300 of Dalton Hall, is the inaugural event in a new presidential lecture series sponsored […]

2010 Watson Fellow Simone Biow Will Follow the Path of ‘Creative Destruction’

Posted March 25, 2010
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If you want to find Simone Biow ’10 next year, try looking wherever in the developing world the weather is worst. Natural disasters, Biow says, can spark floods of entrepreneurial creativity in communities affected by them—creativity that is too often overlooked by formal disaster-relief efforts. Biow, a political-science major with a knack for languages, is […]

Q & A: Political Economist Michael Allen on Controversies Over Earthquake Relief in Haiti

Posted February 22, 2010
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Responses to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12 have sparked considerable controversy. Politicians, aid workers, and pundits have argued about where relief efforts should be directed and who should be in charge. Questions about how best to rebuild an infrastructure that was inadequate even before the quake struck have led to debates […]

Berkeley dean to deliver lecture on the business lobby, citizen power, and the Internet

Posted March 25, 2009
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In the wake of Barack Obama’s unprecedented use of information technology as a political organizing tool in the 2008 election, some observers have found reason to hope for a new age of digitally enhanced public participation in the political process. But can the hoped-for democratizing influence of the Internet compete with a powerful business lobby? […]

Bryn Mawr Professor Marc Ross wins book award from International Studies Association

Posted March 5, 2009
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At the 2009 International Studies Association’s annual convention this February, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science Marc Ross received the Best Book Award from the Association’s Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Section. The award-winning book, Cultural Contestation in Ethnic Conflict, is part of a series titled Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics published by Cambridge […]

President’s Office sponsors inauguration festivities

Posted January 16, 2009

Apparently, one inauguration celebration per academic year isn’t enough for the Bryn Mawr College community. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, recently inaugurated Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe will sponsor an all-day party in Thomas Great Hall to mark what she modestly characterizes as “the really big inauguration”—that is, the one that will install Barack Obama as […]

Bryn Mawr College welcomes the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict

Posted April 17, 2008
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The Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, which was established a decade ago at the University of Pennsylvania, has moved to Bryn Mawr. Co-directors Clark McCauley and Marc Ross will host a reception to celebrate the Center’s official Bryn Mawr opening on Monday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m., following a lecture by […]