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Peter Krause

Assistant Professor Peter Krause argues that recent West Bank attacks on Palestinians reflect a deeper debate over the nature of Israel in a new article in War on the Rocks.

Peter Krause and Craig Noyes

Assistant Professor Peter Krause and recent BC graduate Craig Noyes BA '08, MA '13 published an article in The National Interest on “When Terrorism Works.”

Jonathan Laurence

Will France Attack Fuel Tensions? Public discussions of violent radicalization have hit the saturation point, writes Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence in the aftermath of reaction to last week's attack at a gas plant near Lyon.

Alan Wolfe

Professor of Political Science Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, makes the case against the libertarian stance of presidential candidate Rand Paul in an essay for Reuters "The Great Debate".

Marissa Marandola

2015 Truman Scholar
Marissa Marandola is a Gabelli Presidential Scholar and Honors student majoring in Political Science, with minors in American Studies and Management and Leadership. A native of Cranston, Rhode Island, she has interned in the RI Dept. of Attorney General and Family Court and with the RI Center for Freedom and Prosperity, an independent think tank. On campus she is the Editor in chief of Elements, BC's undergraduate research journal, and an executive board member for BC Splash, an organization that seeks to connect disadvantaged high school students with the possibilities offered by higher education. After graduation she plans to pursue a law degree and hopes to become an advocate for children as an education attorney.

David Hopkins

Assistant Professor David Hopkins weighed in on the likely impact of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decisive victory on U.S. relations. Boston Herald

Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner

Assistant Professor Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner wrote an opinion piece for The Indian Express on recent anti-democratic moves to restrict candidacy for local elected office on the basis of educational minimums.


Student Award Recipients, 2014-2015

Alexander Barton has been awarded this year's Behrakis Prize for outstanding essay in Hellenic political thought. 

Matthew Berry and Maria McCollester received the 2015 Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Awards, which recognize graduate teaching assistants and teaching fellows who distinguished themselves in classroom instruction.   

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In Print

Books published recently by department faculty:

International Political Economy of Trade

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Trade by David Deese. Edward Elgar Publishing

The Unheavenly Chorus

The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy by Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady. Princeton University Press.

Arisotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Arisotle's Nicomachean Ethics, translated by Robert C. Bartlett and Susan D. Collins. University of Chicago Press.

Kant and the Limits of Autonomy

Kant and the Limits of Autonomy by Susan Meld Shell. Harvard University Press.


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