Tag: Department of Political Science


Practicing Public Service

From the June 2014 Desktop News | Twenty-nine UA students are spending the summer in Washington, D.C., in internships at the White House, the Smithsonian Institute, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and offices of congressmen. Dubbed the Washington Experience, which is coordinated annually by Dr. Michael New, an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science, the internships offer students the chance to try out a career in public service and gain practical experience. Cari Grace Lutkins, a UA junior majoring in […]

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New Book Recognized for Unconventional Approach

From the 2014 Celebrating Excellence | When Assistant Professor of Political Science Daniel Levine received his first copy of Recovering International Relations, a book he’d worked on for years, he couldn’t quite believe it. Merely having it in his hands – a book fueled by his former dream of working in Israeli politics and by his experiences living in Israel – satisfied him. And then the awards came. In June, Levine won the 2013 Sussex International Theory Prize, an award […]

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Building New Homes for Tornado Survivors

From the April 2014 Desktop News | More than a dozen students traveled to Moore, Okla., during spring break to participate in tornado recovery. The students worked with Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity to build homes for survivors of an EF5 tornado that struck the areas surrounding Moore in May 2013. It was the deadliest on record in the United States since the Joplin, Mo., tornado in 2011. The Alternative Spring Break trip was organized by UA’s Community Service Center. […]

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Symposium Examines Student Perceptions of Race Relations at UA

The University of Alabama is taking a timely look at the history of race relations on campus with a symposium on student perceptions of race relations, featuring historical and contemporary perspectives Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Gorgas Library, room 205, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Speakers will detail student responses to questions of race dating back to the turbulent 1960s, when the University became an integrated campus. “The original purpose of the symposium was to better understand the progress we’ve made with race relations […]

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Levine Earns Sussex Theory Prize

From the August 2013 Desktop News | Recovering International Relations: the Promise of Sustainable Critique authored by Dr. Daniel Levine, assistant professor of political science, has been awarded the 2013 Sussex International Theory Prize. The award is given each year for the best piece of innovative theoretical research published in the field of international relations. Levine joined the College’s Department of Political Science in 2012, and his research primarily focuses on political theory and international relations theory, as well as Israeli-Palestinian politics. […]

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Grant Furthers Armed Conflict Research

Political Science Professor Receives Grant to Investigate Armed Conflicts From the June 2013 Desktop News | With the help of a $236,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, a professor in the College will collect data from the last 200 years to develop information about international conflicts that may aid scientists in making predictions about future conflicts. Dr. Douglas M. Gibler, a professor in the Department of Political Science, will use the grant to collect and code data about armed conflict between […]

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Students Intern in DC

Washington Experience Gives Students Real-Life Political Experience through Internships From the May 2013 Desktop News | For students with career aspirations in public service, there is no better place to see politics in action than in Washington, D.C. The Washington Experience, which is coordinated by the Department of Political Science under the direction of Dr. Michael New, annually connects students with internship opportunities in the Capitol. This year’s student internships represent 20 different congressional offices and political organizations. According to New, […]

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Breaking Alabama’s Political Glass Ceiling

Political Science Department to Host Symposium on Women in Politics Though women are becoming progressively more involved in national politics and continue to gain government positions across the nation, Alabama’s female citizens are still widely underrepresented at both the state and local levels. Alabama ranks 47th out of the 50 states when it comes to the political representation of women. The Alabama Political Science Association (AlaPSA) will examine and address this problem in a symposium, “The State of Women and […]

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Washington Experience Students Meet with Scalia and Sewell

Students participating in UA’s summer political science internship, the Washington Experience, met with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and also Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL). Under the direction of Dr. Michael New, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, the Washington Experience annually brings students to Washington, D.C. to experience politics in action. Justice Scalia gave two presentations to the students on how the checks and balances system in the U.S. Constitution gives real meaning to the Bill of […]

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