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In The Nation, Professor of Political Science David Ost describes the border tensions that have left migrants caught between the autocratic-leaning governments of Poland and Belarus. Professor of Political Science David Ost, an expert on Eastern European politics and society, writes in The Nation of how Poland’s ruling party turned a minor border crisis into

New data shows impact of HWS Votes on increasing student-voter turnout in last year’s presidential election.  A national report recently issued by The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) found that the number of students at Hobart and William Smith Colleges who voted in the 2020 presidential election rose 33.2% over the 2016 election.

Associate Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav offered crucial insight on efforts to broker a settlement to end the ongoing war in Yemen at the 2021 Pearson Global Forum. The event also featured Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman. Scholar of Yemeni politics Stacey Philbrick Yadav served on the “Yemen in Neglect” panel at the University

Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas on what’s at stake in negotiations among Democratic lawmakers. In the Christian Science Monitor this week, Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas outlines the sticking points between moderate and progressive members of the Congressional Democratic caucus. The article, “Are progressives the bloc of ‘no’? They say no,”

Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Passavant’s new book details the roots of policing protest in the U.S. — and its impact on the political present and future. This month, Duke University Press published Policing Protest: The Post-Democratic State and the Figure of Black Insurrection, Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Passavant’s exploration of political protest

Audrey Platt ’21 has landed a position at Maier Anderson, a fundraising firm that works with justice-focused nonprofits and political candidates. Graduating with a B.A. in political science and Latin American studies, Audrey Platt ’21 is excited to start her career working as a fundraising associate for Maier Anderson. “I am a people person: connecting

HWS Votes partners with StudentVote.org and Congress to Campus for Fall 2021. After a massive get-out-the-vote bipartisan effort during last year’s election, HWS Votes is excited to announce that the 2021-22 year will continue the GOTV love with a new voter registration partnership and the return of Congress to Campus programming. HWS Votes is launching

Diplomacy is only as productive as each party’s capacity to listen. This principle, which Mustafa Sayed ’11 absorbed from mentors around the globe, serves as a model for his work as executive director of the Pakistan-China Institute. Based in Islamabad, Sayed heads the think tank’s efforts to promote dialogue among Pakistan, China and neighboring countries. By informing

Stephen Ponticiello ’21 will attend Cornell Law School in the fall to study medical malpractice law.

Zaheer Bowen ‘23 and Irini Konstantinou ’23 have been elected by their peers to become voting members of the Board of Trustees. Zaheer Bowen ’23 and Irini Konstantinou ’23 have been elected by their peers to serve as Junior Student Trustees. By senior year, Konstantinou and Bowen will become voting members of the Board of