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Political Scientist Michael Desch on Solving Israel-Palestine Conflict

July 20, 2011,

The results of a recent Zogby poll confirm the growing anti-American attitude of most of the Arab world, and President Obama’s lack of meaningful action in the Israeli-Palestine conflict can be blamed for a good portion of it, according to Michael Desch, chair of the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science and fellow in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

ND Expert: U.S. attention to Israel-Palestine needed to cut Arab anti-Americanism

July 19, 2011,

Michael Desch

The results of a recent Zogby poll confirm the growing anti-American attitude of most of the Arab world, and President Obama’s lack of meaningful action in the Israeli-Palestine conflict can be blamed for a good portion of it, according to Michael Desch, a University of Notre Dame political scientist and fellow in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

“Since 1967, U.S. policy toward the region has tilted decisively in favor of Isreal,” Desch explains. “The president needs to take a truly even-handed approach to dealing with the conflict, even though it may be risky and cut against the grain of historical U.S. policy.”

Political Scientist Vincent Phillip Muñoz Wins Book Award

July 18, 2011, Kate Cohorst

Vincent Phillip Muñoz has been named a winner of the 2011 American Political Science Association’s Hubert Morken Award for his book God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson (Cambridge University Press). Muñoz, the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion and Public Life at the University of Notre Dame, will receive this biennial prize for the best book in religion and politics at the association’s annual meeting in early September.

Political scientist Vincent Phillip Muñoz wins book award

July 18, 2011, Kate Cohorst

Vincent Phillip Muñoz

Vincent Phillip Muñoz, the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion and Public Life at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a winner of the 2011 American Political Science Association’s Hubert Morken Award for his book “God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson” (Cambridge University Press).

Muñoz will receive this biennial prize for the best book in religion and politics at the association’s annual meeting in early September. He shares the award with Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, author of “The Politics of Secularism in International Relations” (Princeton University Press).

Graduate Students Honored With Teaching Awards

July 06, 2011, Kate Cohorst

The University of Notre Dame’s Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning and Graduate School are pleased to announce the 2010-2011 Kaneb Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award winners, including 31 from the College of Arts and Letters.

Summer in Taiwan Provides Cultural Immersion

July 06, 2011, Chris Milazzo

When Notre Dame political science major Jee Seun Choi wanted to understand Taiwanese national identity, she didn’t just go to the Hesburgh library on campus. Instead, she applied for a Summer Language Abroad (SLA) grant so she could absorb the island’s language and culture firsthand.