Brian M. Harward, associate professor of political science and director of the Center for Political Participation, and Robert G. Seddig, emeritus professor of political science, will participate in a discussion of the Politics of Polarization at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York.
April 7th 2016
Professor of Political Science Sharon Wesoky’s article “Politics at the local-global intersection: Meanings of bentuhua and transnational feminism in China” was published in the March 2016 issue of Asian Studies Review.
April 6th 2016
Brian M. Harward, associate professor of political science and director of the Center for Political Participation, has published Presidential Power (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press). The book explores topics such as Japanese-American internment, the Watergate scandal, the Iran-Contra affair, and drone strikes to show how each presented tests of presidential power. The text utilizes events and developments throughout U.S. history — from the nation’s founding to the contemporary era — to demonstrate how these (and other) singular, focusing events are often reflections of broader political, economic, and social forces.
March 2nd 2016
An article by Brianna Cusanno ’17, “Interpreting ‘Because of Sex’: The History of LGBT Workplace Discrimination Claims Under Title VII,” has been published in Ramapo Journal of Law & Society, an undergraduate journal of law and policy. Brianna’s paper, which began as a term paper in her Constitutional Law course and then was presented at last year’s national conference on voting rights and democratic participation, can be found here.
March 1st 2016
Brian M. Harward, associate professor of political science and director of the Center for Political Participation, was invited to give a public lecture on the 2016 presidential primaries at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg on February 29. The lecture was sponsored by the university’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.
February 17th 2016
Brianna Cusanno ’17 was published in an undergraduate journal of law and policy. It began as a term paper in her Constitutional Law course, then was presented at last year’s national conference on voting rights and democratic participation.
February 5th 2016
Paul Cancilla ’16 and Professor of Political Science and International Studies Shannan Mattiace traveled to Mexico City in January for a week of fieldwork. Paul is writing a Senior Project on the relationship between public space and democracy in one Mexico City neighborhood. Professor Mattiace, who is involved in a multi-year Great Lakes Colleges Association project on Mexico City, is looking at citizenship responses to insecurity in the city.
December 4th 2015
Professor of Political Science Sharon Wesoky was an invited presenter at the Symposium on Gender and Transnational Identities in Contemporary Asia at the University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana. Professor Wesoky spoke on “Feminism Becomes Neoliberalism: Reflections on Two Decades of Feminist Resistances in Globalizing China.”
December 2nd 2015
Dec. 2, 2015 – Allegheny College senior Abby Lombard, of Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a Pennsylvania House Legislative Fellowship for 13 weeks beginning Jan. 12, 2016.
The highly competitive fellowship program places students in leadership offices, such as offices of committee chairmen, in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. As one of the only legislative fellows this year to be placed on two committees, Lombard will be working with the Veterans Affairs/Emergency Preparedness and the Transportation committees.
The program provides fellows with access to weekly workshops with key thinkers, planners and decision makers. Fellows also attend committee hearings and meetings as well as House Sessions. The final project for each fellow is to research, draft and present a piece of legislation.
“My dream is to enter into the political world and eventually get into government service,” says Lombard, a history and political science double major and philosophy minor. “I’ve worked for a congressman and for local government, but I’ve never had state experience. I believe I can really benefit from this.”
“This fellowship is the perfect culmination of all the work Abby has been doing here,” says Patrick Jackson, visiting professor of religious studies and history at Allegheny who also mentors students who are applying for nationally competitive awards and fellowships. “This will bring all her experiences and knowledge together in a real-world way, not to mention the up-close, behind-the-scenes access she’s going to get to Pennsylvania lawmakers. Beyond that, she’ll also get experience being a legislator. Abby has political aspirations, so the sooner she gets used to turning ideas into policy, the better.”
During her time at Allegheny, Lombard has served as a student Fellow for Allegheny College’s Center for Political Participation. In September 2014, she traveled to Harvard University to represent Allegheny at the Bipartisan National Conference, and in spring 2015, she spent the semester studying in Australia. She is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, the college’s service fraternity; executive board president of the Residence Hall Association; student advisory board member for the Department of History; and student representative on the History and Heritage Committee.
In summer 2014, Lombard completed an internship at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York. In 2015, she interned with Congressman John Katko in Syracuse. She also has worked in the Office of the Onondaga County Executive in Syracuse.
Following graduation, Lombard has accepted a position with Deloitte Consulting in Cleveland and eventually plans to attend graduate school and run for office.
The Legislative Fellowship Program was created in 1982 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, through the Bipartisan Management Committee. Since 1982, nearly 400 students have participated in the program, and approximately 30 percent have found employment in state government.
November 6th 2015
Abigail Lombard ’16 has been awarded the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Legislative Fellowship for the spring semester.