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Thomas Perreault Receives Fulbright Specialist Award

The professor of geography and the environment will spend part of the summer researching peatlands and helping develop a doctoral program in Chile. 

March 17, 2023

McCormick Comments on the Use of Military Force Against Mexican Drug Cartels in Dallas Morning News

Gladys McCormick, associate professor of history, says Mexico already has a significant police and military presence on its side of the border and efforts to confront the cartels militarily have not solved the problem. “It’s been tried and it has failed colossally,” McCormick says. “So the idea to sort of try it again to me sounds utterly irresponsible.”


March 14, 2023

Murphy’s “The Creole Archipelago” Awarded 2022 FEEGI Book Prize

The Forum on Early-Modern Empires and Global Interactions (FEEGI) awarded its 2022 book prize to Tessa Murphy, associate professor of history, for her book "The Creole Archipelago: Race and Borders in the Colonial Caribbean." 

February 3, 2023

The Lifeworld of Elizabeth Symons: Family Biography and Atlantic Geographies in the 18th Century

Karl Offen

"The Lifeworld of Elizabeth Symons: Family Biography and Atlantic Geographies in the Eighteenth Century," authored by Karl Offen, professor of geography and the environment, was published in the Journal of Historical Geography.

February 2, 2023

McCormick Talks With BBC Newshour About the US Trial of Mexico’s Former Drug Czar

"Here we have yet one more opportunity to fully flesh out and understand what went wrong with the drug war in Mexico and why it could arguably be considered to be a colossal failure," says Gladys McCormick, associate professor of history and Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.

January 25, 2023

McCormick Discusses the Arrest of El Chapo’s Son with Bloomberg, CNN, IBT, Wall Street Journal

Capturing Ovidio Guzmán could be a way for López Obrador to show the U.S. that he is “in control of the armed forces and Mexico’s security situation,” Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, tells CNN. “It also defuses the power behind any ask from the Biden administration to stem the tide of fentanyl and other narcotics across the border,” she adds.

January 9, 2023

Space, Place, and the Landscapes of Slavery

Christopher DeCorse

Published by Cultural Dynamics, Christopher DeCorse, professor and chair of anthropology, reviews "Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery: A Visual History of the Plantation in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World," where the authors examine the economic and political restructuring of 19th century slavery through contemporary paintings, plans and images.

January 6, 2023

Catching Air: Risk and Embodied Ocean Health among Dominican Diver Fishermen

Kyrstin Mallon Andrews

"Catching Air: Risk and Embodied Ocean Health among Dominican Diver Fishermen," authored by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Kyrstin Mallon Andrews, was published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

November 23, 2022

Alumnus Says MPA Provided a Global Perspective, Preparing Him for Career with the World Bank

Hugo Brousset ’13 works with the bank’s Partnership for Economic Inclusion, focusing on social protection with a global scope. 

November 17, 2022

DC Attorney Credits Her Maxwell Mentor for Successful Career in International Human Rights

Zuleika Rivera ’15 B.A. (PSc/PSt) is the LGBTI program officer for the D.C.-based International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights. "It was through her [Gladys McCormick] that I discovered there are careers in the human rights field,” says Rivera.

November 11, 2022

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