News » Archives: January 2011

Political Science Professor Wins Three Awards for Book on Plato’s Dialogues

January 28, 2011, Lisa Walenceus

Plato’s Philosophers: The Coherence of the Dialogues by Catherine Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, received three 2009 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards), including the top prize, the R.R. Hawkins Award.

Ricardo Ramirez Joins Political Science Faculty

January 28, 2011, Mark Shuman

Ricardo Ramirez is joining the University of Notre Dame faculty as an associate professor of political science and a fellow at the Francis and Kathleen Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. A noted scholar of state and local politics, political behavior, and the politics of race and ethnicity, Ramirez is especially interested in how these issues related to participation, mobilization, and political incorporation.

Graduate Student Wins Best Paper Award

January 28, 2011, Mike Weiler

Notre Dame Ph.D. student Janay Cody won the National Conference of Black Political Scientists Sammy Younge Best Student Paper Award in 2010 for “Obama is a Muslim—A Religious Proxy for Racial Discrimination.”

Political Scientist Sebastian Rosato Predicts Demise of ‘Europe United’

January 28, 2011, Mark Shuman

In his new book, Europe United: Power Politics and the Making of the European Community, University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor Sebastian Rosato warns of a troubled future for the European Union (EU). 

Dowd and Kollman Awarded Grant to Study African Charismatic Movement

January 28, 2011, Lisa Walenceus

Two Notre Dame faculty—Robert Dowd, C.S.C., assistant professor of political science and director of the Ford Family Program in Human Development, and Paul Kollman, C.S.C., associate professor of theology—have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative (PCRI) of the University of Southern California (USC). Their project was one of only 21 to receive funding, selected from more than 500 applications.

Scott Mainwaring Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

January 28, 2011, Kate Cohorst

Scott Mainwaring, Eugene P. and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science and director of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, was recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).

Political Science Majors Win National Honors

January 28, 2011, Joanna Basile and Lisa Walenceus

Senior Puja Parikh and 2010 graduate Michael Hoffman recently received national recognition for their scholarship and dedication to addressing vital societal issues.

Political Scientist Michael Desch Explores Church’s Role in War and Peace

January 28, 2011, Kevin Clarke

Last year, Political Science Professor and Department Chair Michael Desch put himself in the role of student, beginning an intense, guided reading of Catholic social doctrine on war, peace, and contemporary and historical statecraft. He then turned that research into an ambitious University Seminar for freshman that debuted this fall.

Students Learn About Careers That Make a Difference

January 28, 2011, Joanna Basile

Students at Notre Dame are known for wanting to create positive change in the world—and majors in the Department of Political Science are certainly no exception. To help them prepare to do just that, the department hosted three speakers over the past year who offered students insight into a variety of nonprofit and public service professions.

More Books From Our Faculty

January 28, 2011, Department of Political Science

Recent books from the Department of Political Science faculty. 

Rogers Program Supports Arts and Letters Summer Internships

January 17, 2011, Kate Cohorst

Matthew Gallivan, a University of Notre Dame senior majoring in political science and Arabic, spent last summer in China, thanks to the new Rogers Summer Internship Awards for students in the College of Arts and Letters.

Faculty Collaborate to Research Adaptation to Climate Change

January 03, 2011, Julie Hail Flory

University of Notre Dame researchers from a variety of academic disciplines are teaming up to study how to grapple with the consequences of climate change.