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God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics

June 16, 2011, Arts and Letters

God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics

God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics

Daniel Philpott, with Monica Duffy Toft and Timothy Samuel Shah

Associate Professor
Political Science

W. W. Norton & Company

Students Visit Vatican Mission to UN

June 09, 2011, Kate Cohorst

Two Notre Dame political science and peace studies undergraduates recently spent a week in New York City interacting with United Nations ambassadors and Vatican officials during an intensive seminar for college students sponsored by the Path to Peace Foundation.

Political Scientist Eileen Botting Publishes Forgotten Boston History

May 13, 2011, Kate Cohorst

Notre Dame political scientist Eileen Hunt Botting has teamed up with a former Ph.D. student and four undergraduates to publish, for the first time, one of the few major histories of the American Revolution written by a woman. And not just any woman.

Boston’s early history chronicled in new book edited by Notre Dame political scientist

May 05, 2011,

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A previously unpublished manuscript written by Hannah Mather Crocker (1752-1829), an early women’s rights advocate, has been edited by Eileen Hunt Botting, University of Notre Dame political scientist, and published as “Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston” (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011).

Crocker was descended from a long line of Puritan activists, including her grandfather, Cotton Mather, known for his role in the Salem Witch Trials. One of Crocker’s most important contributions as an essayist was her 1818 book “Observations on the Real Rights of Women,” in which she argued that education was crucial to the advancement of women.

POLS Doctoral Student Researches Violence in Guatemala

April 20, 2011, Mike Desch

Ph.D. candidate Christopher Sullivan (specializing in comparative politics and international relations) has become one of the first scholars to investigate the collection of more than 80 million documents at the National Police Archives in Guatemala City.

http://al.nd.edu/news/21558-doctoral-student-researches-violence-in-guatemala/

Campbell Wins Award

April 20, 2011, Mike Desch

Political Scientist David Campbell Receives Book Award
American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us has been named the Best Nonfiction Book by the Religion Communicators Council (RCC). http://al.nd.edu/news/19198-political-scientist-david-campbell-receives-book-award/

POLS Alum in the News

April 20, 2011, Mike Desch

Lt. Col. Jason Mims, a 1975 graduate in government and international studies, was presented with the William D. Reynolds Award

http://al.nd.edu/news/21608-notre-dame-graduates-honored-at-alumni-senate/

POLS Alum in the News

April 20, 2011, Mike Desch

Alumnus Works to Effect Change in Sudan (Peter Quaranto 06’ undergrad)

http://al.nd.edu/news/19228-alumnus-works-to-effect-change-in-sudan/

Alumnus Works to Effect Change in Sudan

April 06, 2011, Chris Milazzo

Sudan has been torn by religious, social, and economic strife for decades. Seeking to ease these tensions, the Sudanese people voted to divide the country in two—north and south. But the referendum has left a host of unresolved issues in its wake. Through the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, Peter Quaranto ’06 is working with the African country’s residents to help reach a successful and sustainable resolution to the division.

Political Scientist David Campbell Receives Book Award

April 04, 2011, Joanna Basile

American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us has been named the Best Nonfiction Book by the Religion Communicators Council (RCC). David Campbell, John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame, and his co-author, Robert Putnam of Harvard University share this 2011 Wilbur Award for “excellence in the communication of religious issues, values, and themes in the secular media.”

Political Scientist Benjamin Radcliff Studies Benefits of Unions

March 21, 2011,

As the Wisconsin battle over union benefits continues to rage, the passion and commitment of people on both sides reflect that the activists are fighting over “a perennial ideological debate in American politics: whether labor unions are good or bad for society,” says University of Notre Dame political scientist Benjamin Radcliff.

Political Scientist Sebastian Rosato Predicts Demise of ‘Europe United’

February 10, 2011, Kate Cohorst

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.

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.