Ambassador Akbar Ahmed’s book The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam received the gold award in the political science category of the Foreword IndieFab Award.
Professor Jeff Colgan published "Mechanisms of informal governance: evidence from the IEA," in the Journal of International Relations and Development, 13 June 2014.
Professor Jonathan Fox delivered the keynote address at the first Global Partners Forum, in Washington DC, on May 14-15, 2014, hosted by the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA).
Professor Paul Wapner published "Climate Suffering," in the May issue of the journal Global Environmental Politics.
Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer Fanta Aw, president and chair of the Board of Directors of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, spoke at the association's annual conference in San Diego, CA on May 27.
Scholar in Residence Maina Chawla Singh was invited to speak at IAS-Nantes, France on May 13th. Her lecture was titled "’Global Indians’: Exploring Identity and Integration in three Indian Diaspora Communities".
Professor Eve Bratman published "Contradictions of Green Development: Human Rights and Environmental Norms in Light of Belo Monte Dam Activism," in the May issue of the Journal of Latin American Studies.
Professor Matthew M. Taylor published "The Limits of Judicial Independence: A Model with Illustration from Venezuela under Chávez," in the May issue of the Journal of Latin American Studies.
Professor Malini Ranganathan was invited to speak at the "Cities at the Center of the World" Conference in April, held jointly by the Woodrow Wilson Center and George Mason University's Center for Global Studies.
Professor Derrick Cogburn was elected to the High Level Multistakeholder Committee for NetMundial. He participated in the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on The Future of Internet Governance in Sao Paolo on the 23rd and 24th of April.
Professor Paul Williams was elected to the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law on April 14.
Professor Judith Shapiro presented a lectured on China's environmental challenges at Harvard University's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies on Friday, April 4, the final lecture of a semester-long series on China and the environment.
Professor Garrett Graddy-Lovelace will present her book-research and analysis of the US Farm Bill at an invited conference at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. This transatlantic meeting on Food, Agriculture and Health Policy will be held in Bellagio, Italy in May, 2014.
Professor Malini Ranganathan published "Paying for Pipes, Claiming Citizenship: Water Reforms and Political Agency at the Urban Periphery," in the March issue of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.
Professor Robin Broad published an article, "Responsible mining: Moving from a buzzword to real responsibility" in the March 2014 issue of The Extractive Industries and Society Journal.
Professor Nina Yamanis presented a lecture, "Confronting Social, Economic, and HIV-Related Challenges for Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Microfinance/Health Leadership Intervention Trial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania" at the Five College Culture, Health and Science Program in Amherst, MA on March 13.
Professor Judith Shapiro delivered a talk on China's Environmental Challenges in Lima, Peru, on March 12, 2014. Co-sponsors were WWF-Peru and the Ministry of the Environment. Also on the panel were Tao Hu, head of WWF-China, Ernesto Raez, advisor to the Minister of the Environment, and Juan Carlos Rivera, Director of Conservation for WWF-Peru.
Professor Carl LeVan published "Analytic Authoritarianism and Nigeria," in the journal Commonwealth and Comparative Politics on March 03.
Professor Nina Yamanis was selected as a Fellow for the 2014-2015 Fordham Research Ethics Training Institute, Fordham University. She will be working on the "Ethics of Participation in a Randomized Controlled Trial among Young Men in Tanzania" at the HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute over the summer.
Professor Patrick Thaddeus Jackson was interviewed by E-International Relations, February 12. Professor Jackson discussed provincialism in U.S. International Relations (IR) theory, broadening theorists’ understanding of truth and validity, sci-fi, and the influence of Conduct of Inquiry on the IR field.
Professor Adams Gordon presented a lecture, "Rethinking US Enduring Strengths, Challenges and Opportunities" as part of the 2013-2014 Rethinking Seminar Series for the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab DC, February 12.
Professor Malini Ranganathan published "'Mafias' in the waterscape: Urban informality and everyday public authority in Bangalore," in the February issue of the journal Water Alternatives.
Scholar in Residence Johanna Mendelson-Forman's article, "Conflict Cuisine: Teaching War Through Washington's Ethnic Restaurant Scene," has been published in the Public Diplomacy Magazine.
Professor Judith Shapiro presented a paper on China's Evolving Environmental Civil Society at an invited conference at the Center for International and Strategic Studies about China's Economic Decision-Making, February 27, 2014.
Professor Carl LeVan joined the Advisory Board of the nonprofit Advancing Investments & Trade in Africa (AITA) on February 26.
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed’s book The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam has been awarded the German Peace Prize at the Karachi Literary Festival. It was also short listed for the Coca Cola Best Non-Fiction book at the Festival.
Professor Sherry Mueller and SIS alum Mark Overmann published, Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development, 2nd ed., George Town Press, April 2014.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Patrick Thaddeus Jackson is the winner of the International Studies Association (ISA) Theory Section 2013 Best Book Award. He won the award for his book, The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations: Philosophy of Science and its Implications for the Study of World Politics, Routledge, 2011. The award was announced on February 13.
Professor Gordon Adams has written a chapter for the book, "The Future of American Defense" published by the Aspen Strategy Group on February 7.
Professor Derrick Cogburn was selected to the High-Level Multistakeholder Committee of the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance (NETMundial) on February 5.
NRSD Alumnus Aaron Sutch ('11) has co-authored a report for the Mountain Institute. The report, "Using Solar PV to Create Economic Opportunity and Energy Diversity in West Virginia," outlines potential economic and energy diversity benefits a thriving solar industry would bring the state of West Virginia and gives policy recommendations to facilitate industry growth.
Professor Susan Shepler was selected as the George Arnhold Professor at the Georg Eckert Institute in Germany for 2014-2015 on January 23.
Professor Randolph B. Persaud's student Aparna Devare published her dissertation. Her book is available on Amazon.
Professor Emeritus Larman Wilson, co-authored, "The Historical Dictionary of Inter-American Organizations" with David Dent, January 2014.
A number of SIS students have been accepted to present their research at the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which will be held at the University of Kentucky, April 3-5, 2014. These ten students, selected from over 4000 applicants nationwide, will represent SIS at NCUR 2014:
- Evan Anderson, “The Politics of Urban Development in Turkey”
- Allison Blauvelt, “Negotiating in the Shadow of the Law: Cultural Property Restitution in the European Union”
- Anjali Mehta, “The Dance Dilemma: An Analysis of the Implications of Dance on Soft Power During the Cold War”
- Sarah Palazzolo, “¡Escucha! Creating a Political Space for Immigration Reform”
- Randi Saunders, “Stigma, Shame and STIs: College Women Negotiating Female Sexuality and Sexual Health”
- Priyanka Srinivasa, “‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’: ‘Homeland Politics’ and Shifting Trends in the Political Assertion of the Hindu American Community”
- Melis Cengiz, “Democratic Consolidation in Norway, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine”
- Edward Dioguardi, “Nile Waterfronts and Bridges: The Nature of Commodification and "Depublicization" in Contemporary Cairene Spaces”
- Nallely Mejia, “Trends in Age at First Birth for Hispanic Women in the United States”
- Sagatom Saha, “Attracting Foreign Direct Investment in the Central Asian Republics: How to Invest Dangerously”
Professor Arturo Porzecanski has published "Brazil's Place in the Global Economy" in the journal Perspectives on the Americas.
Professor Emeritus Larman Wilson has released the second edition of his book The Historical Dictionary of Inter-American Organizations, from Scarecrow Press.
Professor Kristin Diwan has written a chapter for the newly published Sectarian Politics in the Persian Gulf, from Hurst.
Professor Daniel M. Bernhofen's article, "Preferences, rent destruction and multilateral liberalization: The building block effect of CUSFTA," was published in the Journal of International Economics in January.