Historical And Political Studies

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Aug 31, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Arcadia University Hosts Wills for Heroes, Sept. 12

On Saturday, Sept. 12, a program at Arcadia, cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, is helping military veterans, emergency medical personnel, police officers, and firefighters with free basic estate planning. Wills for Heroes will assist these and other first...

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Aug 18, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Paradis’ Account of Black Union Infantry Highlighted in Military Images

Dr. James M. Paradis, adjunct professor of history, was quoted in the Summer 2015 issue of Military Images, a magazine dedicated to the photographic history of the Civil War. The article details the history of the 6th United States Colored Infantry, one of 11 regiments to train at Camp William...

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Jun 25, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Adjovi Investigates Human Rights Violations in Malta

Human rights experts Mads Andenas and Roland Adjovi, assistant professor of historical and political studies at Arcadia and Vice Chair-Rapporteur of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, arrived in Malta on June 23 to meet with civil leaders and government members on the...

Jun 15, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Siskind Receives 2015 Lloyd M. Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award

At this year’s May Graduate Commencement, Dr. Peter Siskind, assistant professor of history and chair of the historical and political studies department, received the 2015 Lloyd M. Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award, presented every two years to a full-time faculty member or professional...

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Jun 1, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Abboud Talks Syrian Economy on CCTV America

On May 28, Dr. Samer Abboud, associate professor of international studies, spoke with China Central Television America about challenges facing the Syrian economy, which has suffered under the ongoing civil war. The interview also was featured on Indian news site Firstpost. Abboud is a...

May 18, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Class of 2015 Poised to Impact the World

Against a backdrop of blue skies and Grey Towers Castle, nearly 500 students received baccalaureate degrees at Arcadia’s 2015 Undergraduate Commencement on May 15. The previous evening, approximately 400 graduate students received master's and doctoral degrees. Deogratias Niyizonkiza, founder of...

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Apr 22, 2015 jretter Retter

Riggan Presents at the Institute for African Development Symposium

Dr. Jennifer Riggan, associate professor in the historical and political studies department,​ was recently invited by the Institute for African Development (IAD) at Cornell University to present a paper titled “The Impracticalities of Pragmatic Education: The Disconnect Between Top-Down Human...

Apr 20, 2015 Susan Gettlin

Human Rights Activist John Prendergast Highlights IPCR Professional Exchange

On Saturday, April 25, Arcadia University welcomes human rights activist John Prendergast as part of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution’s third annual Professional Exchange event. The best-selling author, who has worked for peace in Africa for 30 years, will present at 1:30 p.m. in the...

Apr 3, 2015 jretter Retter

Model UN Students Awarded at Conference

At the National Model United Nations New York Conference in March, Arcadia students were honored for their work serving as delegates representing the country of Grenada. Olayinka Adesehinwa ’17, Spencer Alexander ’15, Anil Beephan ’16, Konstantinos Calliagas ’16, Stephen...

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Mar 10, 2015 Purnell Cropper

HAPS Alumni Return to Speak on Finding Work, Professional Skills

On March 2, nine recent alumni of the Historical and Political Studies department returned to campus to speak to more than 40 students and graduating seniors about working in the field. Through the panel, current students saw “the range of different types of careers that majors in the department...

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Feb 20, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Teage Writes on Youth Development, Unemployment in Liberia

On Feb. 10, Constance Teage ’14M published “Liberia’s Youth Unemployment Program” in The Bush Chicken, a website covering the country’s current events. Teage, a graduate of Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, writes on the four months she spent studying youth development...

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Feb 16, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Dr. Paradis Presents on Role of Black Troops in Civil War at La Mott Community Center

On Sunday, Feb. 22, Civil War expert and Adjunct Professor of History Dr. James Paradis presented “1865 The Union Is Saved” at the La Mott Community Center and Free Library. Dr. Paradis spoke on the role of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in the Civil War and the war’s aftermath on...