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Students in this program are trained in the competing values and interests that guide politics. Topics include the nature of political change; the characteristics of different government institutions and leaders; conflict resolution between and within states; political ideas, culture, discourse, and economy; and the politics of gender, race, and class.

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Dragojevic Authors Book on Ethnic Relations

July 28, 2014

In May 2014, Assistant Professor Mila Dragojevic published a book titled, The Politics of Social Ties: Immigrants in an Ethnic Homeland with Ashgate Press. Drawing on years of fieldwork in her birthplace, the former Yugoslavia, Dragojevic addresses how interpersonal networks and memories of ethnic conflict form the basis for recruitment into nationalist parties.

Awards Announced at Commencement 2014

May 12, 2014

At Sewanee's May 11, 2014 Commencement an extraordinary class of political science majors graduated and received numerous honors. Of the department's 26 graduating majors, eight earned honors in the department, nine were designated for honors in the college, one was named the outstanding social science student, two were honored for their outstanding work during the senior year, three were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, and one received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan medallion, the highest honor bestowed on a graduating senior for her exemplary service. One student received a Watson Fellowship. In addition, Provost John Swallow announced that Professor Mila Dragojevic (Politics) is the recipient of the Kennedy (faculty) Fellowship for research.

Politics Major Granted Best Undergraduate Poster Award at MPSA Meeting

March 13, 2014

Brittany Macon (Politics, C '14) was given an award for the best undergraduate poster presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.

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“The Politics of Memory in Transitional Justice: Lessons from Rwanda”

Gailor Auditorium

Thu, October 23, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Timothy Longman, associate professor of Political Science and director of the African Studies Center, Boston University, will give a presentation entitled “The Politics of Memory in Transitional Justice: Lessons from Rwanda.” The presentation will be October 23, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium. Longman will examine the ways that the post-genocide Rwandan government has utilized memorials, education, political reforms, courts and other mechanisms in hopes of transforming group identities and consolidating political power. The presentation, part of the Mellon Globalization Forum Speaker Series, is open to the public.

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October 2014