Historical And Political Studies

Aug 23, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Sierra Leone GFS Course Examines Country’s Revitalization Post-Ebola

Dr. Jennifer Riggan, associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, led 10 students on a Global Field Study course to Sierra Leone from May 21 to June 1, to study how the country is revitalizing its socio-economic conditions post-ebola. During the course, Beyond Ebola in Sierra Leone,...

Jun 27, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

AGS Class of 2016 Enters World of International Diplomacy

Left to Right: Megan Pritchard, Gabriele Paone, Ahmed Samy Lotf, Sakshi Mishra, Emily Davison, Simisola Osekunowo, Aurora Eck Nilsen, Tigidankay Sannoh, Fazola Nasretdinova, Erin Robbins, Elisa Gabrieli. On June 4 in Paris, France, seven students graduated from the Master of Arts in...

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Jun 6, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Adjovi Examines Human Rights Violations in Azerbaijan

Human rights expert Roland Adjovi, assistant professor of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University, examined the institutionalization of persons with disabilities, psychosocial dysfunctions, and intellectual impairments in Azerbaijan from May 16 to 25. As Chair of the United...

May 16, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Ahmadi ’16 Selected for U.S. Department of State Critical Language Program

Zahra Ahmadi ’16, an International Studies major with a concentration in the Middle East and Africa, will learn a year’s worth of Persian in just two months in Tajikistan through the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship program. Ahmadi, who is from Afghanistan, is among only...

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Apr 19, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Riggan Receives Fulbright for Research in Ethiopia

Dr. Jennifer Riggan, associate professor of Historical and Political Studies, will study how civic education has been implemented in Ethiopian secondary schools, through funding from the Teaching/Research Fulbright award. During her sabbatical, Dr. Riggan will teach two international research...

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Mar 23, 2016 Caitlin Burns

HAPS Students Present at Latin American Regional Conference

Three Arcadia students presented research at a Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS) conference at Temple University on March 4 and 5 about issues affecting Latin American communities around world. Bryan Mier ’17 and Nancy Dennehy ’16, Historical and Political Studies majors...

Mar 22, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Faculty and Students Showcase Research at South African University

From Feb. 18 to 28, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice faculty members Drs. Ana Maria Garcia, Anne Lee, and Favian Alejandro Martín presented research alongside students at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The work ranged in topics from wrongful convictions...

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Mar 21, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

A Rose of Tralee, by Any Other Name, Could Be Mairéad Comaskey ’10

In the Festival Dome in Tralee, County of Kerry, Ireland, 32 women stood on a stage in late August decked in shimmering gowns and extravagant dresses. In addition to the crowd in the Dome, more than 700,000 people watched from home in anticipation as one of the women would be crowned the 56th...

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Feb 16, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

In Washington Post, Dr. Deloffre Applies Lessons from Ebola to Zika Virus

In the Feb. 14 Washington Post, Dr. Maryam Deloffre, professor of historical and political studies, writes about the outbreak of Zika virus, which notably can cause microcephaly in babies of mothers infected with Zika while pregnant. Deloffre analyzes successful and unsuccessful...

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Feb 16, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Escaping Eritrea: Understanding the Complexities

Europe’s “migrant crisis”—the historically unprecedented flight of refugees—has recently taken center stage. Eritreans, who hail from an east African country of five million, are the third largest group of refugees behind Syrians and Afghanis, comprising 8% of migrants to Europe. The large...

Adjovi being interviewed by Reuters on Feb. 5.

Feb 15, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Adjovi Discusses UN Panel Opinion on Assange Hearing

News outlets around the world turned their eyes to Arcadia on Feb. 5, after the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released its  public statement that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arbitrarily detained by the United Kingdom and Sweden. Roland Adjovi, assistant...

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Feb 8, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Adjovi Speaks with World News Outlets on UN’s Opinion on Assange

Roland Adjovi, assistant professor of historical and political studies, spoke with several international news organizations on Feb. 5 as second vice chairman of the United Nations expert panel, The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, in the hearing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In...