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Notre Dame International Security Center begins significant expansion with new hires, paper series, and conference planning

February 20, 2017, Brian Wallheimer

The first pieces in the expansion of the Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) are in place, as the once-small program builds toward its long-term goal as a thought leader in American grand strategy. Led by Director Michael Desch, a professor in the Department of Political Science, NDISC recently hired three new faculty members and brought on board three postdoctoral fellows. 

Political science Ph.D.s land academic jobs after year in new 5+1 Fellowship Program

February 07, 2017, College of Arts and Letters

Department of Political Science Ph.D.s Andre Audette and Kathryn Boehlefeld are among the first recipients of Notre Dame’s new 5+1 Postdoctoral Fellowship—and the program has already helped them advance their research and land academic job offers. Audette—who spent his fellowship year revising his dissertation for publication, teaching a class, and developing a new project with a faculty member—will join the political science faculty at Monmouth College this fall. Boehlefeld, whose fellowship involved completing a special project for the Notre Dame International Security Center, will be a visiting professor teaching political science and international relations at Valparaiso University.

Three political science graduate students receive fellowships from NSF, APSA

February 06, 2017, Carrie Gates

Three graduate students in the Department of Political Science—Jeremy Graham, Mikaila Leyva, and Juan Valdez—have recently been awarded competitive national fellowships for their research. Jeremy Graham and Juan Valdez received 2016 Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation, and Mikaila Leyva received a 2016–17 Minority Fellowship from the American Political Science Association.

Professor pursues dual interests in Russian politics and global environmental issues

February 01, 2017, Carrie Gates

In her academic research, Debra Javeline leads two lives. She is passionate about sustainability—and how post-Communist Russia is perceived. She is focused on coastal adaptation to climate change—and on the response to political violence in a small Russian town. An associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science, Javeline is pursuing multiple projects in two distinct research areas—one focused on politics, conflict, and protest in Russia and the other involving the environment and sustainability.