Historical And Political Studies

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Feb 4, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Concert, Social Justice Workshops, Entrepreneurship Highlight Black History Month at Arcadia

Throughout February, Arcadia will honor Black History Month through events celebrating culture, promoting social justice, and introducing up-and-coming figures. This page will be updated as events are announced. On Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Commons Great Room, ...

Feb 4, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Riggan Publishes Book on Eritrean Educational Struggles

Jennifer Riggan, associate professor of international studies at Arcadia University, is celebrating the release of her new book, The Struggling State: Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of Eritrea with a book launch on Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The book will be released on Feb. 16...

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Feb 2, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Building Peace from the Ground Up

Arcadia’s IPCR program addresses global conflict, offers a new approach to viewing conflict By Lini S. Kadaba Ayuen Ajok ’11M was born into war. The 32-year-old has known devastating conflict for more than half of his life, first in his native South Sudan, then in refugee...

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Jan 12, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Students Awarded Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

The following Arcadia University students are among approximately 1,600  undergraduates across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in the 2015-16 academic year. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural...

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Dec 22, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Paradis Publishes on African-American Cavalry in Civil War

Dr. James M. Paradis, adjunct professor of history, published “Men of Nerve: The 5th Massachusetts Cavalry in the Civil War” in the December 2015 issue of Military Images, a magazine dedicated to the photographic history of the Civil War. Paradis writes on the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry, one of...

Dec 16, 2015 Caitlin Burns

In New Book, Samer N. Abboud Analyzes the Global Impact of the Syrian War

With the world watching the conflict in Syria, Samer N. Abboud, associate professor of history and international studies at Arcadia University, explains in his new book how the war has unfolded, and what can be done. Released Oct. 26, Syria, has been acclaimed by scholars for deconstructing the...

Dec 9, 2015 Caitlin Burns

Nollywood Films Screened During International Education Week

The Arcadia community was treated to a sample of African cinema as part of International Education Week. In November, the five African films screened on campus showcased award-winning movies ranging from a story of women traders in the early twentieth century to a violent drug thriller based on...

Alex Merker '17 at an award ceremony at the Governor's Mansion, standing with a portrait of James A. Finnegan.

Dec 4, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Merker ’17 One of Four to Intern for PA Department of State

Over the summer, political science major Alex Merker ’17 was one of four people to intern with the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislations in Harrisburg, Pa. The internship, obtained through the James A. Finnegan Foundation, allowed Merker to assist...

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Nov 12, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Nov. 16: Recent HAPS Alumni to Speak on Finding Work in the Field

Alumni from the Department of Historical and Political Studies (HAPS) will speak on their career experiences in fields ranging from the financial sector to the district attorney’s office to nonprofits and social welfare organizations. The panel discussion will take place from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. in...

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Nov 11, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

African Film Series, Quiz Bowl, Refugee Discussion Highlight International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

Arcadia’s emphasis on education with a global perspective will be at the forefront during International Education Week, an initiative from the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education encouraging programs that promote global awareness in education, Nov. 16-20. Throughout the week...

Nov 3, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Abboud Discusses US Special Forces in Syria

Dr. Samer Abboud, associate professor of historical and political studies, wrote for Al Jazeera about last week’s gathering of 12 foreign ministers in Vienna to negotiate a resolution to the crisis in Syria. Abboud discussed the decision of the Obama administration to send Special Forces...

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Oct 20, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Hilary Dick Awarded Research Fellowship

Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick, assistant professor of international studies, has been awarded a Wenner-Gren Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship, which supports the development of previously completed research. The Fellowship, which she will hold throughout 2016, will support the final stages of revision on...