Jytte Klausen interviewed on PBS Newshour

Jill Greenlee discusses the Massachusetts gubernatorial election with the Boston Globe

Jytte Klausen publishes in Foreign Affairs

Eva Bellin publishes in Middle East Brief

Crown Center panel covers major topics in Middle East

"Global Terrorism" course to host two special guest speakers

Shai Feldman publishes in Middle East Brief

Shai Feldman publishes in The National Interest

Jill Greenlee discusses her new book with MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry

Shai Feldman publishes in World Politics Review

Danielle Higgins (MA '14) publishes on Huffington Post

Jill Greenlee publishes The Political Consequences of Motherhood

Shai Feldman publishes in The National Interest

Ehud Eiran (Ph.D. '10) publishes on The Monkey Cage

Matthew Isaacs (Ph.D. candidate) publishes on Political Violence at a Glance

Recent Ph.D. placements

Karim Elkady (Ph.D. candidate) receives Truman Library research grant

Shai Feldman publishes in The National Interest

Eva Bellin's research on Arab Spring cited in The Boston Globe

Adam Smith (Ph.D. candidate) receives Outstanding Teaching Fellow award

Danielle Gewurz (B.A. '11) to pursue MS in Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon

Hailey Magee (B.A. '15) accepted to NEW Leadership New England summer program

Funding Opportunities from the Research Circle on Democracy and Cultural Pluralism

Shai Feldman publishes in Middle East Brief

Jeffrey G. Karam (Ph.D. candidate) accepted to Summer Institute at Elliott School of International Affairs

Experts say Ukraine must bond with West

Seth Werfel (B.A. '10) publishes on The Monkey Cage

Jill Greenlee publishes in Journal of Political Science Education

New Brandeis Textbook Offers Even-Handed Look at Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Sarah Feuer (Ph.D. candidate) wins ASMEA Best Student Paper Award

Professors ponder how JFK's presidency could have turned out

Justice Brandeis Semester expands its offerings

Shai Feldman co-authors Crown Center book

Six new Politics courses for Spring 2014

Jill Greenlee's research on race cited in Washington Post

Bernard Yack's most recent book to be subject of symposium at LSE

Jill Greenlee participates in Gender and Political Psychology Research Workshop

Eva Bellin publishes in Middle East Brief

Eugene B. Kogan (PhD '13) accepts post-doctoral position at Harvard University

Summer institute takes Israel studies around the globe

Steven Burg publishes in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics

New Board of Trustees chair Perry Traquina ’78 believes in giving back by investing in the next generation

Right-wing radicalism conference leads to a book

Jill Greenlee publishes in Political Psychology

Ira Shapiro to speak on "The Last Great Senate" on April 24th

Jolyon Howorth to speak on "The EU as a Global Power" on April 11th

Retired US Air Force officer to speak on counter-terrorism

Shai Feldman writes on the Middle East peace process in The National Interest

"Global Terrorism" course to host two special guest speakers

Daniel Kryder to offer Justice Brandeis Semester (JBS) "American Democracy: Ver 2.0" in Summer 2013

Mideast expert Aaron Miller keynoting student Israel conference

Jeffrey Lenowitz to join politics department faculty in January 2014

Shai Feldman writes on Israeli elections in Al Monitor

Mideast experts to discuss Israeli election prospects (video)

Jytte Klausen receives DOJ grant to research the role of social networks in Al Qaeda-inspired violence in the US

Anja Karnein (Ph.D. '05) publishes new book on reproductive rights

Sanford Levinson to speak about American constitutions on November 5

Michael Sandel '75 to speak at JustBooks event on October 31

Four new politics courses for Spring 2013

Four new politics courses for Spring 2013

Oct. 30, 2012

The Politics Department is proud to offer the following new courses for Spring 2013. For a full list of department course offerings, consult the University Registrar course listings.

POL 135b The Politics of Islamic Resurgence.
Professor Eva Bellin

Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:50

This course studies the impact of Islamic resurgence on both international and intra-national politics.  It explores competing explanations for Islamic resurgence (cultural, economic, and political), Islamic movements in comparative perspective (with special emphasis on the cases of Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Britain and France), the successes and failures of Islamic revolution,   the ideological content of Islamic revival (and debates over its potential conflict with Western notions of democracy  and gender equality),  Islamic notions of jihad,  terror in the name of Islam,  the politics of cultural change, and Islam as a supranational movement.

POL 171b.  National Intelligence: Theory, Practice, and Cinematic Imagination
Professor Steven Burg

Tuesday/Friday 12:30-1:50

This course is focused on understanding the basic challenge in developing useful “intelligence” in service of national policy making, the relationship between covert operations and intelligence (at least, to the extent it is possible for anyone outside these worlds to understand them), and ways in which films have shaped (or reflect) popular understanding of intelligence and covert operations. We will view and reflect on some of the “better” (artistically, and in terms of what we might learn from them) spy/espionage films. 

POL 179a Seminar: China’s Global Rise: The Challenge for Democratic Order
Professor Ralph Thaxton

Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:50

This seminar will explore the implications of China’s global rise for the liberal global democratic order constructed by the United States in the aftermath of World War II.  Among other questions, We will be especially interested in China’s economic penetration of Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America and the issue of how China’s growing involvement in the global economy is guided by an authoritarian work style that developed in the Maoist period of state formation.

POL 192b.  Seminar: Topics in Law and Political Theory
"The American Constitution: Political Theory v. Political Practice” 
Professor Daniel Kryder

Thursday 2:00-4:50

This course evaluates the American Constitutional system and current political practices by reconsidering the competing sets of democratic and republican values and theories that originally animated them.   Under what circumstances do current practices fulfill or violate American “national” beliefs and values?  Sample topics include: civic ideals and practices among elites and masses; patriotism in theory and expression; the limitation and expansion of democratic institutions.  Students will investigate real world efforts to define and reform problems in the system while considering their historical and theoretical roots.