On April 27th, Prof. Risa Brooks published an op-ed article in the Boston Globe titled "Homegrown Terrorism is Not on the Rise." The article complements her previous work on the level of threat to Americans posed by "homegrown" Muslim terrorists. The text of the op-ed piece is available here.
On April 19th and 20th, Political Science Department Chair Lowell Barrington was interviewed regarding the backgrounds of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects on WISN-12 and WTMJ-4. Barrington, whose research focuses on the territory of the former Soviet Union, discussed the suspects' connections to the Russian regions of Chechnya and Dagestan. The video of the WISN-12 interview is available here.
On April 16th, Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski, Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, spoke to Marquette Political Science students in three different settings. In the morning and early afternoon, he presented to and fielded questions from students in two Political Science Courses (International Security and International Organizations), before his late-afternoon presentation to an overflow crowd of students and faculty on the topic "The UN: From Canadian Eyes." The Department of Political Science thanks Ambassador Rishchynski for sharing his significant expertise with our students.
Dr. Susan Giaimo, Director of Graduate Studies for the Political Science and International Affairs M.A. programs, participated in a panel about health care exchanges and whether they will help Wisconsinites find affordable medical insurance. The interview appeared on Fourth Street Forum. Prof. Giaimo is currently teaching a course on comparative health care and will be offering a course on the politics of American health care policy in the fall.
Prof. McGee Young's local start-up, H2Oscore, lets homeowners track their water use and earn credits for conserving water that can be redeemed for discounts at area restaurants and other businesses. His venture was discussed in a recent article in the Business Journal, available here. Prof. Young also discussed faculty entrepreneurship efforts in an interview with Mitch Teich on the program Lake Effect. More here.
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