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Peter Krause

Assistant Professor Peter Krause conducted interviews with MSNBC, WGBH and NECN on the weekend attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota, as well as the U.S. response to terrorism.

David Hopkins

According to Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats, a new book co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins, each major party's supporters define the terms and stakes of political competition quite differently--and each is fundamentally correct about its own side. The authors write on their research in a series of pieces for the Washington Post "Monkey Cage" 12,3. | Hopkins also comments on a new report that suggests millennials are leading the trend toward Americans' increased polarization: CNN.

Picture of Schlozman holding award

Professor Kay L. Schlozman was awarded the 2016 Samuel J. Eldersveld Career Achievement Lifetime Award, which "recognizes a scholar whose lifetime professional work has made an outstanding contribution to the field," by the section on Political Organizations and Parties of the American Political Science Association.

Marc Landy

Professor of Political Science Marc Landy discussed the significance of reports that Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has ties to a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine, in an interview with NECN.

Peter Krause

Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause provided insight on the fight against ISIS and Trump’s foreign policy speech in an interview with NECN.

Jonahan Laurence

Writing in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (English translation), in response to a column asserting that "terrorism has a lot to do with Islam," Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence contends Europe risks repeating past mistakes on Islam. His piece is featured by The Economist's religion and policy blog "Erasmus." He also discussed developments in Germany and Turkey with, Vatican Radio (in German), and German newspaper Bild.

Emily Thorson

It would be easy to believe that Americans are falling in love with Donald Trump, according to Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Thorson, who wrote on the election for an audience outside the U.S. in an essay for The Hindu.

Ali Banuazizi

Professor of Political Science Ali Banuazizi, director of the Islamic Civilization and Societies program, discussed various aspects of last week's attempted coup. Boston Herald 1, Boston Herald 2

Alan Wolfe

Nearly two decades ago, in his well-known book One Nation, After All, Professor of Political Science Alan Wolfe concluded that Americans were not as divided as many believed. Wolfe, now retired from directing the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, revisits the subject in an interview with CommonWealth Magazine.

Kay Schlozman

The voices heard in American politics are creating a vicious circle in which economic inequality begets political inequality which, in turn, furthers economic inequality, writes Moakley Professor of Political Science Kay Schlozman. The Hill

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In Print

Books published recently by department faculty:

The Philippines

The Philippines: An Asiatic and Catholic Archipelago by Pierre de Charentenay, S.J. Jescom.

book by susan shell

Kant’s Observations and Remarks: A Critical Guide, edited by Susan Meld Shell and Richard Velkley. Cambridge University Press.

book by Eve Grace and Christopher Kelly

The Challenge of Rousseau, edited by Eve Grace and Christopher Kelly. Cambridge University Press.

book by Dennis Hale

The Jury in America: Triumph and Decline, by Dennis Hale. University Press of Kansas.

book bt Jennifer Erickson

Dangerous Trade: Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation, by Jennifer L. Erickson. Columbia University Press.

book by Robert Ross

China in the Era of Xi Jinping: Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges, by Robert Ross. 


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