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Amy Aisen Kallander Looks at Importance of Women to Post-Colonial State-Building in Tunisia

Amy Aisen Kallendar
Kallander, professor of history, shows how the notion of modern womanhood was central to a range of issues from economic development (via family planning) to intellectual life and the growth of Tunisian academia.
April 28, 2022

Khalil Quoted in Morning Consult Article on the Refugee Crisis in Europe

Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history, was quoted in the Morning Consult article "Europeans Are Far Happier to Resettle Ukrainian Refugees Than Syrians or Afghans. But a Food Crisis Means They’re All Coming."

March 31, 2022

Herrold Wins Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize

Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School, has been awarded the Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize for her book, “Delta Democracy: Pathways to Incremental Civic Revolution in Egypt and Beyond” (Oxford University Press, 2020). The prize was awarded in November 2021 by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).

March 25, 2022

Abdelaaty Explains Europe’s Differing Responses to Refugees in Washington Post, Yahoo News

"European countries are welcoming Ukrainian refugees. It was a different story in 2015," written by Assistant Professor of Political Science Lamis Abdelaaty, was published in the Washington Post. Abdelaaty was also quoted in the Yahoo News article, "Does the Ukrainian refugee response expose a European double standard? Experts weigh in."

March 23, 2022

Herrold’s “Delta Democracy” Reviewed in Ethics & International Affairs, Mediterranean Politics

"Delta Democracy: Pathways to Incremental Civic Revolution in Egypt and Beyond," written by Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Catherine Herrold, was reviewed in Ethics & International Affairs and in Mediterranean Politics.

March 23, 2022

Abdelaaty Discusses the New Refugee Crisis in HuffPost Interview

Lamis Abdelaaty, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed by HuffPost on the new refugee crisis.

March 18, 2022

Abdelaaty Talks to CNN, Mother Jones About Why Countries Embrace Some Refugees but Not Others

Lamis Abdelaaty, assistant professor of political science, explains why countries embrace some refugees but not others in CNN, Mother Jones and The London Economic articles.

March 12, 2022

Compass Award Honoree ‘Embodies the Maxwell Spirit’

First in a series of profiles of Awards of Excellence recipients is Keome Rowe ’16 M.P.A./M.A. (IR), who is currently serving as deputy cultural affairs officer for the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan.
March 11, 2022

Koch Quoted in BBC Article on Dubai, Desertification

Desertification, the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation or inappropriate agriculture, has become rampant in the United Arab Emirates. Natalie Koch, associate professor of geography and the environment, talks more about it in the BBC article, "How Dubai is pushing back its encroaching deserts."
January 27, 2022

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