Historical And Political Studies

Dr. Doreen Loury with alumnus Octavius Blount '15 at the Black CAPs 2017 Philadelphia celebration.

Jun 12, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Loury Speaks, Blount ’15 Recognized at Black CAPs Celebration

Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice and director of the Pan African Studies Program, gave the welcome address at the third annual Black CAPs Philly 2017 Celebration of Black Male Post-Secondary Achievement on May 11 at Philadelphia’s City Hall....

Jun 1, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Rebecca Smith ’16 on Ballot for Norristown Council Seat

Rebecca Smith ’16, who received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, has moved into the general election for a seat on Norristown’s Municipal Council. She received one of two Democratic spots on the ballot after the primaries. Smith, who is a legislative and communications specialist for...

May 18, 2017 Caitlin Burns

In Video, Class of 2017 Grads Share After Arcadia Plans

Find out what graduates of the Class of 2017 have planned after Commencement.   Watch the Video

Dr. Riggan discussing her book on Eritrea, "The Struggling State," at a reading in 2016.

Apr 21, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Riggan Featured in The Christian Science Monitor for Study On Ethiopian and Eritrean Relations

Associate Professor of Historical and Political Studies Dr. Jennifer Riggan was featured in a story on April 17 by The Christian Science Monitor on Ethiopia’s acceptance of Eritrean refugees despite the harsh political climate between the two countries. Dr. Riggan, who has conducted a...

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Apr 14, 2017 Jennifer Retter

International Law Students Oppose Safeguard Israel Act

In an International Law course led by Assistant Professor of Historical and Political Studies Roland Adjovi, undergraduate and graduate students contacted Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) to address the Safeguard Israel Act of 2017, the risks associated with defunding the United Nations, and the...

Apr 7, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Cox Appointed to Leadership Council of Better Angels

Dr. Amy Cox, assistant professor of Historical and Political Studies and director of the International Peace Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program, has been appointed to the Leadership Council of Better Angels. The Council stated that Dr. Cox’s work as director of IPCR was a deciding factor for her...

Apr 5, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Ahmadi ’17 and Long ’17 First Undergraduates at Arcadia to Receive Fulbright Awards, Will Teach English Overseas

Zahra Ahmadi and Clifford Long, members of the Arcadia University Class of 2017, are the first undergraduate students in Arcadia University history to earn a Fulbright U.S. Student Award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ahmadi and Long were...

Mar 15, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Abboud Featured in Syria Reconstruction Story

Dr. Samer Abboud, associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, was featured in a story by IRIN News on March 8 about the rebuilding of Syria. Dr. Abboud said it was unlikely that Syrian business executives would return under the current regime. “We are at a point now [where the...

Mar 6, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University Ranked Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Arcadia University was ranked by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholars for the Bachelor’s Institution category. Faculty members Dr. Kalenda Eaton, associate professor of English, and Dr. Jennifer...

Feb 27, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Peace Corps Panel Shares Experience Serving Abroad

By Jess Derr '20 On Feb. 15, five former Peace Corps volunteers visited Arcadia to share with students their experiences serving abroad and answer questions from students interesting in participating with the Corps. Panelists included Angela Ayukachale, who served in Cameroon from 1995 to...

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Christopher Brewington ’20, Unity Rally Activist

I’m here today to support all the communities that are harmed by Donald Trump. And I’m here to support myself because I am afraid for what he can and might do. I have a couple friends who are in the LGBT community and they’re scared about their rights, they’re worried about the...

Dec 9, 2016 Jennifer Retter

Diplomat-in-Residence Usha Pitts Offers Career Advice to HAPS and IPCR Students

On Dec. 1, Arcadia’s Historical and Political Studies Department and International Peace and Conflict Resolution program welcomed Diplomat-in-Residence Usha Pitts to speak with students and University community members about careers in the State Department, the Foreign Service Officer Test, and...