Politics & International Affairs 
 October 2010 (#19)  politics.nau.edu
Adam Rogers Selected as SBS Distinguished Alumnus
Adam RogersAdam Rogers, a graduate of NAU's Department of Politics and International Affairs, was named the SBS Distinguished Alumnus of 2010. Adam is the Senior Strategic Communications Advisor for the United National Development Program. He traveled all the way from Geneva, Switzerland to receive the alumnus award on October 28. His presentation to the NAU community addressed "Making Global Economic Development Inclusive and Sustainable." Rogers credits Drs. Robert Poirier and Steven Wright, Politics Department faculty members, as having a huge influence on this career.
Dr. Gee Addresses Politico
Dr. Gee at PoliticoDr. Gretchen Gee met with undergraduate students on October 15 as part of the Politico Seminar Series. She spoke about the current state of the Russian political system, their economy, and some of the major forces influencing Russian society. Dr. Gee also addressed issues that are significant in understanding Russia today: Chechnya, the ongoing conflictual relationship with Georgia, and the prickly relationship with the US. Gee commented on the topic,Gee Politico Audience "All in all I think Russia will continue to assert herself as a more-authoritarian and less-democratic foil to the US, and we should expect to see more actions that make the US uncomfortable but make Russia feel stronger and more powerful."
"Money and Politics" with Dr. Staudinger
Dr. Poloni on Money and Politics"Money and Politics" was the subject of an October 21st forum sponsored by the Department of Politics and International Affairs and NAU's Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute. Coming just less than two weeks before Election Day, forum participants discussed the impact of the Citizens United Supreme Court case which has allowed corporations to invest large amounts of money into the election system, while individual donors remain unidentified. Dr. Lori Staudinger from the NAU Politics Department was a featured speaker. She addressed how citizens can organize to change the election system. Dr. Staudinger was joined on the podium by Dr. Bill Wiist, NAU Health SciencSocial Movementses Professor, John Dougherty, Phoenix New Times journalist, and Linda Brown, Executive Director of the Arizona Advocacy Network. 60 people attended the forum.
Faculty Publications

Phoebe Morgan and Jacqueline Vaughn (2010) "The Case of the Pilfered Paper: Implications of Online Writing Assistance and Web-based Plagiarism Detection Services" PS: Political Science & Politics (October), Volume 43, Number 4, pp. 755-758.
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