Historical And Political Studies

May 4, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Fostering Conversations and Research on Race:CASAA Awards Its First Round of Microgrants for Scholarship and Antiracist Pedagogy

In efforts to advance scholarship on race, racism, and social justice in the past as well as the contemporary world, the directors of the Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA) at Arcadia University unveiled a new initiative—the CASAA Microgrants Program—in March 2022. Part...

Mar 21, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

April 1: Teach-in on War in Ukraine

The Arcadia University community is invited to a teach-in on the War in Ukraine on Friday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. in Commons Meeting Rooms1-3. The teach-in will be led by Dr. Angela Kachuyevski, associate professor of Political Science and an expert in conflict resolution, security studies, minority...

Feb 16, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Feb. 27 Presentation to Look at Henry Clay's Compromise of 1850

In a free Zoom event on Sunday, Feb. 27, Dr. James M. Paradis, adjunct professor of history at Arcadia University, will highlight “Henry Clay: Compromise of 1850," an engraving from the walls of Camp William Penn Museum, during an upcoming presentation about President Abraham Lincoln and the Black...

Feb 4, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Steinbrucker Lecture Series: Dr. Parsons Dick Presents "Discriminatory Ontology of Migration in Asylum Processing at the U.S. - Mexico Border" 

Steinbrucker Lecture Series: Dr. Parsons Dick Presents "Discriminatory Ontology of Migration in Asylum Processing at the U.S. - Mexico Border"  Thursday, Feb. 17 4-6 p.m. Commons Meeting Room (and streamed) Zoom link: https://arcadia.zoom.us/j/95005439835  Dr. Hilary Parsons...

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Dec 6, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

New Steinbrucker Faculty Workshop Series to Explore ‘Journeying Towards Freedom’

“Journeying Towards Freedom” is the theme of Arcadia University’s inaugural Steinbrucker faculty workshop series, which launched Nov. 12 and continues through spring 2023. Professor and Director of International Studies Dr. Jennifer Riggan, the Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker '42 Endowed Chair...

Female Arcadia University student sits in dorm room reading book

Aug 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

IPCR Stays Connected Through Book Club

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Even as the pandemic required isolation and a move to virtual classes and communities, departments at Arcadia worked to stay connected with their students, faculty, and staff. The International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program found one such connection...

Selfie of Arcadia University graduate Comfort Asamoah in her home

Jul 8, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Asamoah ’21M Establishes Organization to Support Girls in Ghana

During a trip home to Kumasi, Ghana in 2018, International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) alumna Comfort Asamoah ’21M was appalled by the treatment of young girls who work in the markets.  Asamoah observed and heard stories of girls as young as 8 years old being transported from...

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Jun 8, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Shaughnessy ’22 Builds Portfolio Through Global Virtual Internship Program

While Political Science major Jill Shaughnessy ’22 couldn’t study abroad in the spring semester because of COVID-19, she was still able to experience an international internship.  Through The College of Global Studies Virtual Global Internship Program, Shaughnessy interned with the...

Arcadia University graduate Jake McCrea

May 18, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Jake McCrea: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a minor in Political Science Favorite Arcadia memory: My favorite Arcadia memory was getting to know my life long friends Involvement on campus: I was a class officer for the Class of 2021, a member of Student Government...

Anthony Devantier in Italy

Anthony Devantier May 13, 2021 12:58 pm

The Road Behind, the Path Ahead

When I first arrived at Arcadia almost four years ago, I was full of expectations. I was 18 and didn't know where my college journey would take me. Now, as a senior, observing those four years in the rear view mirror, I can’t help but laugh to myself: I was full of expectations, but I had no idea...

Arcadia University alumna Alex Sims

Mar 31, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Sims ’18 Uses Arcadia Experience to Become First Responder in DC

Alexandria (Alex) Sims ’18, who helps keep residents, tourists, and commuters safe while they are in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, points to how her International Studies degree influenced her career path as a first responder in the nation’s capital.  “Arcadia taught me a lot...

Arcadia University Dr. Jennifer Riggan

Mar 1, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Riggan Publishes on “Risky” Eritrean Migration to Europe

Arcadia University Professor of International Studies in Historical and Political Studies Dr. Jennifer Riggan has researched for years on Eritrea’s policies in terms of nationalism, education, and refugee migrations. Her most recent piece on the subject, about why refugees from the East Africa...