Historical And Political Studies

Arcadia University professor Jennifer Riggan with Dr. Alebachew Kemisso

Oct 13, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Through Fellowship, Dr. Riggan to Research Refugee Choices

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Through a Regional Faculty Fellowship with the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jennifer Riggan, professor of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University, will study how refugee choices are made across the contexts of time and...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sep 30, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Community Reflects on Legacy of Justice Ginsburg

“[Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg] was one of the best advocates of all time,” said Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant, director of the Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI2) and director of Arcadia’s Civic Scholars program. “I think her legacy will be her ability to connect liberty and equality as...

Race, Justice, and Policing: An Outline for Reform

Keynote Speaker and Panelist Bios
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 15:00

Arcadia University, in partnership with the Montgomery County Racial Justice Improvement Task Force and the Cheltenham Branch of the NAACP, will host a virtual symposium on Saturday, Sept. 12. The symposium’s purpose is to further the current dialogue about race and the criminal justice system. But, the organizing committee’s primary goal is more than talk; rather, the symposium is  intended... Read More

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Social Justice Demonstration

Aug 26, 2020 Lisa Stephens

Race, Justice, and Policing: An Outline for Reform

Arcadia University, in partnership with the Montgomery County Racial Justice Improvement Task Force and the Cheltenham Branch of the NAACP, hosted a virtual symposium on Saturday, Sept. 12. The symposium’s purpose was to further the current dialogue about race and the criminal justice system. But,...

Headshot of Dr. Siskind

May 25, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Remembering Veterans on Memorial Day

Dr. Peter Siskind Associate Provost for Finance and Planning Years at Arcadia: 16 Expertise: post-World War II American political and urban/suburban history Advice to students: “I'm a big fan of complexity. It's a trait of a lot of historians, to try to not reduce things to single causes or...

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Mar 5, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Visiting Professor Kemisso Explores Education Equality for Refugees

“Education is not only a right, but it’s also an enabling right,” said Dr. Alebachew Kemisso, a visiting professor at Arcadia and director of the Centre for Comparative Education and Policy Studies at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. “For refugees, if we keep them out of education, we...

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Feb 21, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Fulbright Helps Long ’17 Find Career Path

Cliff Long ’17 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 2017 English Teaching Assistant Fulbright Award Recipient 2015 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Recipient If you had asked Cliff Long '17 in 2013 what he imagined doing after graduation, the answer wouldn’t have been...

Nedbal at Koh Lippe, Thailand

Feb 6, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Nedbal ’17M Member of Inaugural Peace Corps Cohort to Montenegro

International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) alumnus Michael Nedbal ’17M is one of 12 volunteers who departed to the Balkan nation of Montenegro on the inaugural Peace Corps cohort on Jan. 17. As an IPCR student, Nedbal fell in love with Thailand while studying abroad at Mahidol University...

Elizabeth Heiland with her poster at the conference.

Dec 9, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Honors Students Present on Holocaust, Migrant Children, and First Amendment at National Conference

Four students presented at the 54th National Collegiate Honors Conference (NCHC) in New Orleans from Nov. 6 to 10 on the rescue efforts of Jewish people during the Holocaust, the education of detained migrant children, the First Amendment and how it relations to American war memorials, and the need...

Five IPCR alumni at the anniversary.

Dec 2, 2019 Caitlin Burns

IPCR Celebrates 20 Years of Changing the World

Alumni from around the globe descended on Grey Towers Castle on Oct. 12 to celebrate 20 years of a unique Arcadia program that’s centered on changing the world: the International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) Master of Arts program. For two decades, the IPCR program has provided Arcadia...

Judge Cerski and a student hang garland on a light post

Dec 2, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Students Make Glenside Twinkle for the Holidays

Glenside once again is ready for the holiday season, courtesy of students from the Citizenship and the Law First-Year Seminar, led by the Honorable Christopher Cerski, J.D., adjunct professor of Historical and Political Studies and Montgomery County District Judge.  On Nov. 21, students...

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Nov 19, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Vira I. Heinz Program Helps Students Experience the World

In May, Perfect Eadric ’21, Christa McDowell ’21, and Michelle Qu ’20 departed for eight weeks abroad as part of the Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership.  The VIH Program awarded scholarships to fund the Arcadia cohort’s first international learning experiences.  “I...