Four Politics and International Affairs graduates have been appointed as Wake Forest Fellows:
Brian Hart: Dean of the College
Sarah Hoyle: Office of Personal and Career Development
Terry (T.J.) Smith: Office of the Provost
Camry Wilborn: The Pro Humanitate Institute
“My selection as a fellow means that I have been given a tremendous opportunity to continue to learn and grow while simultaneously giving back to the institution I have to come to love,” said T.J. Smith. “I have the chance to be mentored by a cadre of esteemed leaders in what will be the developmental opportunity of a lifetime.” As a fellow, Smith said, he expects “to gain a new insight and perspective into how the strategic direction and inner mechanics of the University come together to move our community forward.” (Read more…)
Yomi Durotoye holds a joint appointment as Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Center for International Studies. He is also the Coordinator of the African Studies Minor program at Wake Forest University. His research focuses on military regimes and democratization and opposition politics in Africa. Before he joined Wake Forest University, he taught at North Carolina A & T University and the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria where he served as the Chair of the Department of Political Science.
Adam Hammer presented “Inflection Point: The Financial Crisis and the State of American Financial Hegemony” at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Senior Showcase. Watch a recording of the event here: zsr.wfu.edu/term/senior-showcase
Congratulations to all new initiates on behalf of the department. We would like to recognize our graduating majors who have been recognized for their outstanding academic work at Wake Forest.
Olivia de Fouchier attended the European Student Conference 2016 “Envisioning a Confident Europe” at Yale University. The approximately 100 students were divided into five policy workshops and for the first time ever, a competition entrepreneurship group of which she was a participant. They discussed ideas for innovative business ventures which strive to integrate admitted immigrants into European economies and societies.
Her project, “E-U. Bridge the Gap”, a teaching program that offers a mutually beneficial exchange of language skills and career guidance between immigrants, students and senior citizens, was a finalist in the competition. The students’ efforts were assisted by E-U. representatives who, in addition to advising us on projects, gave speeches about the current state of the E-U. These included EU Ambassador to the U.S. David O’Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the UN Joao Vale de Almeida, Secretary General of the Parliament Klaus Well and Vice-President of the EU Commission Kristalina Georgieva.
Professor Wei-chin Lee will be the resident faculty director at the Flow House in Fall 2017. Course offerings include Pol 114/242 and Pol 262. For further information, please contact email@example.com
Dr. Harriger will offer a course Comparative Politics/Law at the Flow House in Vienna.
Dr. Welsh will offer a course Politics and Literature as part of the Eurotour.
Cities we will visit: Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and Barcelona.
Professor Sarah Lischer was interviewed about an upcoming referendum in Rwanda on Al Jazeera Newshour, December 18 2015. The clip is available online.
Juliet Beckstrand will present her paper “Immigration Nations: Migration Crises in America and the European Union” at the Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Student Conference at George Washington University, February 12-14