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Prof. Sperling lectures at Helsinki seminar on gender, activism in Russia

Valerie Sperling, professor of political science, recently lectured at the University of Helsinki's Aleksanteri Institute as part of a seminar on Gender, Activism, and Political Legitimacy in Russia. The seminar was organized by the Doctoral School for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (REEES), the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies, and the Department of Social Research. Read more »


Clark University Model U.N. Team racking up the awards

If you happen to know someone on the Clark University Model U.N. team, you know they’ve spent the past month collecting accolades…Press release »


Students present research and projects at Fall Fest 2013.

The following political science students presented their research at Fall Fest—Clark's annual autumn celebration of undergraduate research and creative work—on October 25, 2013:

Harrington Public Affairs Fellows

2013 Fellows

Bryan Diehl '14
(Also recipient of the Lois and Robert Green Urban Development and Social Change (UDSC) Summer 2013 Internship)
Public Art and Downtown Development: Highlights of an Internship in Worcester 's Executive Office of Economic Development.
(sponsor: Professor Sharon Krefetz—Urban Development and Social Change; Political Science)

Liam Kelly Fleming '15
Continuum of Care Management and Social Media Strategies at the Central Mass Housing Alliance.
(sponsor: Political Science)

Chloe Meade '13
The Family Reunification Process for Undocumented Minors Detained at the U.S.—Mexico Border.
(sponsor: Professor Paul Posner—Latino American and Latino Studies; Political Science)

Emily Newton '13
Empowerment Through Self-Will and Determination: A Case Study of Microcredit in Bangladesh.
(sponsor: Political Science)

2012 Fellows

Brenna Merrill '14
(Also LEEP Pioneer and Lois and Robert Green Urban Development and Social Change (UDSC) Summer 2013 Intern)
Debrief of Internship at Girls Inc.
(sponsor: Professor Sharon Krefetz—Urban Development and Social Change; Political Science)

Rian Watt '14
Measuring Intensity in U.S. Senate Races: A Case Study of Massachusetts and Illinois, 2010.
(sponsor: Professor Mark Miller—Political Science)

2011 Fellows

Yohan Senarath '14
(Also LEEP Pioneer) Special Procedures: Enforcement of International Human Rights Standards.
(sponsor: Professor Srinivasan Sitaraman—Political Science)

Steinbrecher Fellow

Patrick Burchat '15
A War of Words: The US Embargo and Cuban Propaganda.
(sponsor: Professor Michael Butler—Political Science)

Barth Interns

Tara Barnes '15
Closing the Opportunity Divide—A Summer at Year Up.
(sponsors: Career Services; Political Science; Urban Development and Social Change)

Deborah Ibonwa '14
A Peek at the Congressional World and the Experiences of Constituents.
(sponsors: Career Services; Political Science)

2013 LEEP Pioneer

Alex Caro '14
Contactless ID Cards at Clark University.
(sponsor: Joseph Kalinowski—ITS)

Daniel Diez '15
A Catalyst for Change: Grant Writing at Jacob Riis Settlement House.
(sponsor: Professor Mark Miller—Political Science)

Catherine Walker '14
USAID Africa internship.
(sponsor: Professor Kristen Williams—Political Science)

Ina R. and Haskell R. Gordon Fund for Undergraduate Students of Holocaust Studies

Valerie Johnson '15
Archiving at the Armenian Youth Federation.
(sponsor: Professor Shelly Tenenbaum—Holocaust and Genocide Studies)

Also

Mai Pham'14
The Viet Vote: An Examination of Voting Trends Amongst Different Vietnamese American Generations.
(Sponsor: Professor Kristen Williams—Political Science)

Chelsea Salmonsen '13
The Inside Account: The Future of the Republican Party According to Massachusetts Republican State Legislators.
(sponsor: Professor Robert Boatright—Political Science)

Miranda Weinstein '16
Internship at the United States Supreme Court
(sponsor: Professor Srinivasan Sitaraman—Political Science)