June 17, 2019
Plan ahead for both department members and visitors.
May 21, 2019 – from Northwestern Business Review
Last Thursday, the Northwestern Political Science department welcomed former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul as the annual speaker of the 2018–19 Weber Lecture. McFaul gave a detailed account of his five years in the Obama administration and his views on U.S.- Russia relations before taking questions from the audience.
May 20, 2019 – from New Book Network
In the post–Cold War era, states increasingly find themselves in conflicts with nonstate actors. Finding it difficult to fight these opponents directly, many governments instead target states that harbor or aid nonstate actors, using threats and punishment to coerce host states into stopping those groups.
May 7, 2019 – from Boston Review
"The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is being sued for religious discrimination. And for good reason. The government watchdog agency was created in 1998 to officially promote and protect religious freedom abroad, but it actually suppresses religious freedom, rather than supporting it. It should be shut down."
April 25, 2019 – from Tehran Times
Read the interview with Asre-Andisheh Magazine.
April 17, 2019 – from Washington Post, MonkeyCage blog
Lightfoot, much like Harold Washington, campaigned as a political outsider and reformer. She promised to take on the persistent corruption in Chicago and Illinois politics, and these positions became particularly persuasive after corruption scandals that ripped through the city’s machine organization late last year. Last week’s election was an historic first — but it was also a historic margin of victory, big enough to impress any ward boss. And Lightfoot won in every part of an often-divided city.
April 16, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
Gray plans to attend law school and dedicate her career to the intersection of sexual assault survivor advocacy and the shortcomings of our criminal justice system.
April 11, 2019 – from Newsy
"We should have an honest conversation about the U.S. role in enabling Israeli policies such as the settlement expansion, such as denial of Palestinian rights. It's not impossible to have an open conversation that is sensitive, but sensitive not only to the sensitivities of American Jews, but to American Muslims, to American Arabs, to people of all different faiths and backgrounds."
April 9, 2019 – from International Studies Quarterly
"Regimes are more likely to victimize civilians when they believe that they can hide their actions and thereby avoid international and domestic blowback."
April 2, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
Hurd’s project is titled “Religion on the Border” and looks at the entanglements of religion and politics through four case studies in which the religion/not religion border is central to U.S. domestic and foreign policy. Back to top