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As part of her appointment as the 2018-19 John R. and Florence B. Kinghorn Global Fellowship, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav will deliver this year’s Kinghorn lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Philbrick Yadav, who was selected for her outstanding scholarship and public engagement on the complex politics of the

Engaged in a semester of research and discourse on conceptions of Muslims in the Western imagination, Associate Professor of Religious Studies Etin Anwar has joined a residency at the Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI). Her project, titled Let’s Pray that They are Not (Violent) Muslims, will be conducted along with 16 scholars from the around

Designed to build a foundation for skills in critical thinking and communication at the Colleges, the First-Year Seminar (FSEM) ranges in topics from fictional worlds and semiotics, to political power in Egypt, mindfulness, and Russian culture and cuisine. During the FSEM Symposium on Nov. 29, students showcased the projects that have catapulted them into the

Elizabeth Dunne ’19, Jennifer “Morgan” Hekking ’19 and Caroline Kelly ’20 are pleased to be studying in Morocco this spring. “I couldn’t be more grateful; this program is ideal for my academic and professional interests,” says Dunne. The three William Smith students are studying in Rabat, under the auspices of the School for International Training

In the most recent issue of the journal Terrorism and Political Violence, Associate Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav and her coauthor, Ian M. Hartshorn, analyze public acts of takfir — the allegation of a Muslim’s apostasy — and compare its political and religious impacts at recent critical moments in Tunisia and Yemen. In their article, “(Re)Constituting Community: Takfir and

In recent publications and international media coverage, Associate Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav explores the many facets of the civil war that has engulfed Yemen since 2015. Philbrick Yadav, who serves on the steering committee for the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS), coedited that organization’s most recent collection of scholarship, which examines

Andrew Klindera ’13 has joined Eaton Corporation as senior environmental health and safety (EHS) engineer. Eaton is a “diversified power management company, specializing in electrical, hydraulic, and automotive manufacturing,” and Klindera is based out of one of the company’s largest facilities in the world, in Van Wert, Ohio. In his position, he focuses on preventing

While studying abroad this spring in Jordan, Danny Schonning ’16 conducted an interview for a research project that led to an immersive summer in the Middle East, working first for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and then the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP).

Assistant Professor of Political Science Stacy Philbrick Yadav authored an article on the subject of Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference. “Best Friends Forever for Yemen’s Revolutionaries?” recently appeared in Foreign Policy. Philbrick Yadav, who has written extensively on the politics of opposition in Yemen, is the author of Islamists and the State: Legitimacy and Institutions in

This spring, Assistant Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav launched her new book, “Islamists and the State: Legitimacy and Institutions in Yemen and Lebanon” at an event at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), housed at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. POMED brings political scientists together