The Department of Government & International Affairs is very proud to announce that Pamela Anderson, the Academic Advisor for International Studies, was recently awarded the University’s Outstanding Undergraduate Advising Award. This prestigious award is given annually to a small number of undergraduate advisors across the University to recognize excellence, innovation and effectiveness in advising. Congratulations Pamela!
Joanna Rozpedowski, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Government program and US-UK Fulbright Scholar at the University of Liverpool School of Law, recently presented at the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU. The conference, which is organized by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, was held in Brussels from May 22-24, 2014. Ms. Rozpedowski’s presentation was entitled “EU’s Foreign Policy in an Era of Conflict-induced Population Displacements and Global Political Disequilibria.” The conference happened to coincide with the European Elections, a very active period for politicians and voters across the European continent.
More information about the conference is available here.
Joanna Rozpedowski, a student in the Ph.D. in Government program, is currently studying International Human Rights Law at the University of Liverpool in the UK. Ms. Rozpedowski was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study International Human Rights Law at the University’s School of Law after a highly competitive three-tier application and interview process. Some highlights of Joanna’s time in England are below:
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USF students participate in the prestigious Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference to engage in geopolitical discussions and networking.
Congratulations to Joanna Rozpedowski who, after three tiers of application and interview procedures, has been awarded a Fulbright to study International Human Rights Law at the University of Liverpool School of Law in the United Kingdom in the upcoming academic year. Thanks also to Dr. Gibbons for supporting her application.
USF is becoming more cosmopolitan every day. On February 6, the former Prime-minister and Minister of Justice of Romania, Catalin Predoiu held a conference at USF through Skype, addressing the students in Dr. Susan MacManus’ Media Politics class in the Department of Government and International (GIA) within the College of Arts and Sciences. GIA graduate assistant Mirela Stimus - an European political journalist herself - invited Mr. Predoiu to talk about his experience in relationship with mass media, as well as the universality of politics. Another guest was Ingrid Mood, a successful journalist at Radio Free Europe in Bucharest, Romania and special reporter for the European Parliament. The class was an interactive virtual experience, which added to the global dimension of academic exposure.
We are proud to announce six of our Doctoral students will present at the International Studies Association –South (ISA-South), October 12-14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Conference Theme: "Contestation and Change in International Affairs"
Raheleh Dayerizadeh: Iranian Women and their Strategic role in the Green Movement in Iran
Hiva Feizi: The Iranian Narrative
Rebecca Young Greven: Theory versus Practice: The Future of State Building in Non-Western States
Sommer Mitchell: Private Security and State Capacity: Implications for International Relations Theory
Joanna Rozpedowski: Supranational Courts and Cosmopolitan Norms as Agents of Change in International Politics
Monica Smalley: The Politics of the Atmosphere: Climate Change, Environmental Politics and Critical Theory.
The Department of Government and International Affairs is proud to announce that eight of our Doctoral students will present papers at the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) 84th Annual Meeting, January 3-5, 2013, at the Peabody Orlando in Orlando Fl.
Raheleh Dayerizadeh: “Women in Iran and their role in the 2009 Green Movement”
Hiva Feizi: The Iranian Narrative
Nicole Ford: Measuring Trust in the Former Soviet Union: Making the Case for Particularized Trust
Mark Grzegorzewski: "The Party of Opposition: The Worker's Party and Middle East Foreign Policy."
Emrah Keskin: The Effects of Government Involvement on National Healthcare Systems
Ksenia Kulakova: Title TBA
Marion Lee: Power Politics: Advocacy to Activism in Social Justice Counseling
Stephanie Williams: "The Modern Politics of Disunion: Making the Case for the Application of Deliberative Democracy to Restore Governance in the United States Senate."
Congratulations to Ms. Rosa Ore, GIA Academic Advisor, and Ms. Sally Beynon, GIA Academic Program Specialist (Public Administration) for winning CAS Outstanding Staff Awards this year! Ms. Beynon and Ms. Ore received their awards at the College’s Staff Appreciation Event in December 2011. Please join us in congratulating Rosa and Sally for receiving the well-deserved awards.
Ms. Sally Beynon and Dean Eric Eisenberg
Ms. Rosa Ore and Dean Eric Eisenberg
We are very proud to announce that Bryan Hamilton, a recent graduate from the M.A.
in Political Science program, has published a book entitled “Taming Tehran: An Analysis
of U.S. Policies Targeting Iran’s Nuclear Program.” More information about the book
here. GIA Department Chair, Dr. Mohsen Milani, was the major professor on
Mr. Hamilton’s thesis committee. We extend our most sincere congratulations to Bryan
on this impressive achievement!
We would like to congratulate Ms. Lauren Shumate, a student in the M.A. Political
Science Program, on being awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship. In August
2011, Lauren will travel to the University of Nis in Serbia to serve as a teaching
assistant for ten months. After the completion of her Fulbright, Lauren will return
to USF to complete her Master’s Degree in Political Science. The Fulbright Program
is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S.
government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of
the United States and the people of other countries. More information about the
program is available here (http://fulbright.state.gov/index.html).
Congratulations on this impressive achievement Lauren!
We would like to congratulate Dr. Steven Tauber, Associate Professor
in the Department of Government and International Affairs, on having his co-authored
book, American Government in Black and White, selected by the American
Political Science Association as the best textbook on topics of race, ethnicity,
and politics published in 2010. We congratulate Dr. Tauber on this impressive accolade.
More information about Dr. Tauber’s book is available here (http://www.paradigmpublishers.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=236902).
We are pleased to announce that Dr. John L. Daly, Director of Public
Administration and Associate Professor of Government & International Affairs,
met in Washington, DC on June 10, 2011 with U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of
Intelligence and Research and the National Intelligence Council officials. Dr. Daly
served as a country expert to discuss the need for, and potential of, political
reform efforts in the Kingdom of Swaziland.
For more information
about the Conference on Electoral Politics & Democratization held in November 2010,
please click here.
Please note that the Second District Court of Appeal will be returning to
the USF Tampa Campus on March 28, 2011. The Court has agreed to conduct a
live oral argument commencing at 6:00pm. Those wishing to participate are
encouraged to arrive early as there will be security at the entrance. The event
will be held in the auditorium on the second floor of the Young Building (CWY).
Please contact Jennifer Vincent at email@example.com
for more information.
We are pleased to announce that the Southern Political Science Association has chosen
Dr. Eunjung Choi’s paper (co-authored with Dr. Jongseok Woo) as the “Pi Sigma Alpha
Best Paper of the Conference.” The paper, entitled “Socio-Economic Impacts of Political
Corruption and Neoliberal Policies in Developing Countries,” was presented at the
2010 SPSA Conference in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Choi is an Assistant Professor in our Department.
Congratulations to Professor Choi on this impressive achievement!
We are pleased to announce that one of our doctoral students, Joanna Rozpedowski,
participated in the Annual International Studies Association's (ISA-South) Conference
held in St. Pete Beach, Florida on October 22-23, 2010. Joanna’s paper, "Secularization
of Political Space: Jurisprudence, Democratic Norm, and the Subversion of the Human
Rights Principle", has been recognized as the first runner-up by the ISA Graduate
Student Paper Competition Committee and judged worthy to receive the Jim Winkates
Graduate Student Paper Award announced at the ISA Conference Banquet on October
23, 2010. Congratulations to Joanna on this impressive achievement!
Congratulations to Ms. Raheleh Dayerizadeh, Academic Advisor in GIA, for being the
recipient of the 2010 CAS Outstanding Performance Award!
Ms. Jennifer Vincent, GIA’s Office Manager, was a recipient of both the USF Outstanding
Staff Award, which is the highest award granted to administrative and staff employees
by the University, and the CAS Outstanding Performance Award in 2010.
Ms. Courtnay Sanderfer, a student in the Masters of Public Administration Program,
was recently awarded a scholarship in memory of Phyllis Busansky, Hillsborough County
Elections Supervisor. The scholarship was made possible by a generous donation from
the Hillsborough County Democratic Women’s Club. Ms. Sanderfer was chosen for the
scholarship by a committee of faculty members from GIA.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Steven Roach has two new publications:
Governance, Order, and the International Criminal Court: Between Realpolitik and
a Cosmopolitan Court (Oxford University Press, 2009) is an edited volume
that critically investigates the current political challenges facing the International
Criminal Court, and Critical theory of International Politics: Complementarity,
Justice, and Governance (Routledge, 2010) is a single-authored monograph
that develops and deploys the concept of complementarity - a governing
principle in international law and politics - to understand and explain the
limits and possibilities of applying critical theory to international politics.
The Department of Government and International Affairs is pleased to announce that
three of our faculty members are recipients of the 2008/09 Outstanding Undergraduate
Teaching Award: Professor Kiki Caruson, Professor Mike Miller, and Professor Scott
Solomon. This highly competitive and prestigious award is aimed at promoting excellence
in teaching at the undergraduate level. The fact that three of our faculty are receiving
this award speaks volumes about the Department’s commitment to quality teaching.
The Second District Court of Appeal will be returning to the USF
Tampa Campus on February 22, 2010. The Court has agreed to conduct
a live oral argument commencing at 6:00pm. The location will be
the same as last year and will be held in the auditorium on the second floor
of the Young Building (CWY). If you are interested in participating,
please contact Jennifer Vincent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Harry Vanden’s book Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-First
Century, Resistance, Power, and Democracy was recently selected as a
Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2009. Please click the
following link for more information about this prestigious achievement:
Ms. Joanna Rozpedowski, a student in the Ph.D. in Government program, has been selected
to receive a paid internship for the Summer 2010 at the U.S. Department of State.
She will be one of six priority interns working under Mr. Hilarion Martinez, the
U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence for Florida. She will also be traveling
to Poland this coming summer to work at the embassy in Warsaw in the Political Affairs
GIA Academic Program Specialist Ms. Racquel Reid was one of the recipients of the
2009 CAS Outstanding Performance Award. The awards were announced at the CAS Staff
Appreciation Event on November 20th.
GIA Academic Program Specialist Ms. Sally Beynon was selected for the 2009 USF Outstanding
Staff Award. This is the highest award granted to administrative and staff employees
by the university.