Politics & International Affairs 
 December 2010 (#21)  politics.nau.edu
Happy New Year, 2011

Goodbye David!

Schlosberg in AustraliaThe Department of Politics and International Affairs sadly says goodbye to Dr. David Schlosberg. David is moving to Australia to begin a faculty position in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney. David first came to NAU in 1996. In 15 years of service, David served in many roles at NAU including Chair of the Department of Politics and International Affairs and Director of the Environmental Studies Program. David forged his career at NAU, having written 5 books, 13 referred journal articles, and 12 book chapters. Over the years, David had visiting appointments as a Fulbright Scholar at Australian National University, the London School of Economics, and Princeton. We wish David and his family well as they move on to new challenges down under.
Zach Smith Meets Desmond Tutu

Zach Smith, Desmond TutuDr. Zach Smith spent Fall 2010 traveling the world while teaching in the Semester-at-Sea program. Semester-at- Sea is a premier on-ship experience that takes 2,000 students and faculty around the world each semester. This Fall, the ship traveled to places as diverse as Spain, Morocco, Ghana, South Africa, Viet Nam, China and Japan before returning to the United States. Desmond Tutu was the featured guest of the program this semester. Zach got to meet Desmond Tutu, attend his birthday party on the ship, and listen to several presentations made to students.
Grad Student Conference Moving Forward

ConferenceIntellectual Intersections, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, is scheduled for Friday, February 4, 2011. The conference features 16 panels of students from NAU, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and University of New Mexico. The panels focus on topics as diverse as the environment, education, gender, race, and U.S. Foreign Policy. Registration is now open. This is the second annual conference organized by graduate students in the Department of Politics and International Affairs. In just two years, this conference has emerged as an important regional gathering place of students.

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Faculty and Graduate Student Updates

David Schlosberg and David Carruthers, "Indigenous Struggles, Environmental Justice, and Community Capabilities," Global Environental Politics, 2010, vol. 10, issue 4, pp. 12-35.

Geeta Chowdhry, "The State, Civil Society and Judicial Activism: The Struggle over Genetically Modified Crops and Right to Food in India." presented at the Northeast Political Science Association Conference, Boston, MA, November 11-13, 2010.

Jeffrey Hilmer, "Ethnography, Democracy, and Political Science,"
presented at the Northeast Political Science Association Conference, Boston, MA, November 11-13, 2010.

Ph.D. student Marcelina Ryneal presented a paper titled, "Enforcing Dominance: UN Democratization Efforts and Elite Politics in West Africa" at the recent African Studies Association meeting, San Francisco, November 18-21, 2010.

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