Left to Right: Dr. Salvatore Lomardo, Dr. Jean Stern, Dr. Leon Halpert, Dr. Ausra Park, Dr. Leonard Cutler (Chair), Dr. Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Dr. Laurie Naranch.
Congratulations to The Honorable James P. King Moot Court/Mock Trial Team that traveled to Boston, MA, to compete in the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament during the weekend of February 22nd - 24th. Of the 26 teams that competed at the tournament, Siena College tied for 7th and received a bid to the National Competition in Easton, PA, scheduled for March 15th-17th. For more information, please visit the Pre-Law website.
Political Science, Making the Connections
Connecting to Globalization Studies, student research, and Concordia University
On March 21st and 22nd we invite you to join us for the 8th Annual Siena College-Concordia University Globalization Conference: "The Future We Want: Sustainable Development and Social Justice." On March 21st we welcome keynote speaker Robert Freling, Executive Director of the Solar Electric Light Fund, to give a talk on "Energy for All: Powering the Millennium Development Goals." The event is at 7:30 p.m. in the Key Auditorium.
Connecting to Politics, Law, and Activism
On April 12th we are pleased to welcome Dora Galacatos, Senior Counsel to the Feerick Center at Fordham Law School, for an interactive discussion on sex trafficking. It will take place during Free Period in The Norm, Serra Hall.
Connecting to Fair Trade
On April 19th we are happy to welcome back Larissa Walker for the Fair Trade Sustainability Conference. For more information on this event, please visit the webpage for The Fair Trade Colleges and Universities Regional Conference.
On March 8th, Penelope Andrews, President and Dean of Albany Law School, gave a talk for International Women's Day in the SSU. The title and focus of her address was based upon her most recent book entitled From Cape Town to Kabul:Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women's Human Rights.
Events that took place this fall:
On November 15, Joshua Rubenstein, long associated with Amnesty International, gave a talk on “Prisoners of Conscience: What We’ve Learned in 50 Years." AI celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. On November 19, Dr. Trita Parsi, 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, discussed, “The U.S. and Iran: Between War and Diplomacy.”
The Department of Political Science celebrated Constitution Day 2012 on Friday, September 14th during free period. The keynote speaker was Professor Steve Wermeil, Professor of Costitutional Law, Director of the Marshall/Brennan Program, and Associate Director of the Law and Government Program, American University Law School,Washington College of Law. We would like to thank Professor Wermeil and everyone that was responsible for organizing the event. For more information see the news report here.