Historical And Political Studies

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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...

Nov 18, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Dr. Siskind Appointed Associate Provost of Finance and Planning

Dr. Peter Siskind was appointed associate provost for Finance and Planning as of Nov. 1. Dr. Siskind, who had served in this role on an interim basis since June 1, coordinates strategic and financial planning for Academic Affairs and serves as a liaison with the Office of Financial and...

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Sep 10, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Dr. Parsons Dick, Brown ’19 Publish Column in ‘Anthropology News’

International Studies major Melanie Brown ’19 and Associate Professor of Historical and Political Studies Dr. Hillary Parsons Dick published “Speak American,” a column based on Brown’s senior thesis, in Anthropology News on Aug.16. The column explores American news coverage of racializing...

Think Tank Competition for Funding Projects

The Humanities Research Lab is seeking project proposals.
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:45

Get funding for a collaborative interdisciplinary project with faculty. The Humanities Research Lab (2035 Church Rd) is hosting a Think Tank Competition for students and faculty working on cutting-edge humanities projects (Art History, Music, Literature, Religion, Philosophy, History, Modern Languages). The groups working on the project must include faculty and students. 

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Aug 20, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Park '21 Fights Poverty Through Internship

Passionate about foreign policy, International Studies major Rachel Park ’21 landed an internship with the Borgen Project, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating hunger and poverty around the world. As an international affairs intern, Park supported national campaigns to make global poverty a focus...