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What if the U.S. government was more like the United Kingdom’s? Matthew Hendley, professor of history at SUNY Oneonta, delves into the contrasting styles of governance. Political Culture, Political Science, Thought Experiment, House Of Commons, Head Of State, British History, Westminster, Professor, United Kingdom

Matt Hendley, SUNY Oneonta – What if the U.S. Followed the Westminster Parliamentary Model? - The Academic Minute

What if the U.S. government was more like the United Kingdom’s? Matthew Hendley, professor of history at SUNY Oneonta, delves into the contrasting styles of governance. Dr. Matthew Hendley is Chair and Professor of History at the State University of New York – College at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta). Educated in Canada, he is a specialist […]

U.S. Presidents have a long history of scandals. Richard Barberio, associate professor of political science at SUNY Oneonta, looks into these profligations to investigate presidential power. Associate Professor, Political Science, Scandal, Investigations, Presidents, Politics, History, Historia

Richard Barberio, SUNY Oneonta – What Can Scandal Tell Us About Presidential Power - The Academic Minute

U.S. Presidents have a long history of scandals. Richard Barberio, associate professor of political science at SUNY Oneonta, looks into these profligations to investigate presidential power. Richard P. Barberio is an Associate Professor with SUNY Oneonta’s Department of Political Science. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & […]

On Cornell University Week: In Africa, a different kind of protest is happening in public. Naminata Diabate, associate professor of comparative literature, explores how women are using their bodies to send a message. Comparative Literature, Cornell University, Associate Professor, Political Science, Bodies, Africa, Public, Shit Happens, Women

Naminata Diabate, Cornell University – Naked Agency - The Academic Minute

On Cornell University Week: In Africa, a different kind of protest is happening in public. Naminata Diabate, associate professor of comparative literature, explores how women are using their bodies to send a message. Naminata Diabate is an associate professor of Comparative Literature at Cornell University. A native of Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa, Naminata Diabate is a scholar […]

On Oxford College of Emory University Week: Symbols send a powerful message in American society. Today on The Academic Minute: Douglas A. Hicks, professor of religion, examines how politicians use these symbols to convey their own messages. Oxford College, Political Science, Politicians, Professor, Religion, University, Symbols, Messages, American

Douglas Hicks, Emory University – Politicians and Symbols - The Academic Minute

On Oxford College of Emory University Week: Symbols send a powerful message in American society. Today on The Academic Minute: Douglas A. Hicks, professor of religion, examines how politicians use these symbols to convey their own messages. Douglas Hicks, noted academic leader, teacher, and author, joined Oxford College as dean in July 2016. From his […]

When will the diversity of political leaders catch up with the rest of the country? Phil Chen, assistant professor of political science at Beloit College, explains why representation matters. Political Leaders, Political Science, Politics, Beloit College, Explain Why, Diversity, Chen, Professor, Rest

Phil Chen, Beloit College – Political Representation - The Academic Minute

When will the diversity of political leaders catch up with the rest of the country? Phil Chen, assistant professor of political science at Beloit College, explains why representation matters. Philip Chen is assistant professor of Political Science at Beloit College. Philip’s work has appeared in numerous journals in political science and psychology, including Political Behavior, […]

A generational swing could change the outcome of the 2020 election. David Schultz, professor of political science at Hamline University, discusses why. Political Quotes, Political Science, Baby Boomer Era, University Professor, Politics, David, Change

David Schultz, Hamline University – Baby Boomer Era of Politics Ending - The Academic Minute

A generational swing could change the outcome of the 2020 election. David Schultz, professor of political science at Hamline University, discusses why. David Schultz is a Hamline University Professor of Political Science who teaches across a wide range of American politics classes including public policy and administration, campaigns and elections, and government ethics. David is […]

What can communal trauma suffered in Puerto Rico teach us about the response to COVID-19? Ricia Anne Chansky, professor of literature at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, listens to voices to find out. Political Science, Trauma, Puerto Rico, Professor, How To Find Out, Literature, No Response, University, Teaching

Ricia Ann Chansky, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez – Community Responses After Disasters - The Academic Minute

What can communal trauma suffered in Puerto Rico teach us about the response to Covid-19? Ricia Anne Chansky, professor of literature at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, listens to voices to find out. Ricia Anne Chansky is professor of literature. She is the co-editor of the scholarly journal, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, a member […]

Successful social movements have some things in common. Ray Brescia, professor of law at Albany Law School, examines how to best get your message across. Social Change, Political Science, Law School, Professor, Politics, Teacher

Ray Brescia, Albany Law School – Social Distance and Social Change - The Academic Minute

Successful social movements have some things in common. Ray Brescia, professor of law at Albany Law School, examines how to best get your message across. Professor Brescia combines his experience as a public interest attorney in New York City with his scholarly interests to address economic and social inequality, the legal and policy implications of […]

On New York University Week:  Racial discrimination can be hidden in less visible places.  Deborah Archer, associate professor of clinical law, explores this statement. Nyu Law, Yale Law School, Civil Rights Attorney, First Black President, Black Presidents, Lgbt Rights, York University, Political Science, Archer

Deborah Archer, New York University – Racial Inequality - The Academic Minute

On New York University Week: Racial discrimination can be hidden in less visible places. Deborah Archer, associate professor of clinical law, explores this statement. Deborah N. Archer is an Associate Professor of Clinical Law; Co-Faculty Director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law; and Director of the Civil Rights Clinic at NYU School […]

On Allegheny College Week: The executive branch and Congress have different ideas of presidential power. Brian Harward, professor and chair of political science, looks into how Congress responds to executive action. Robert G, Executive Branch, Political Science, Professor, Politics, College, Chair

Brian Harward, Allegheny College – Congressional Responsiveness to Presidential Unilateralism - The Academic Minute

On Allegheny College Week: The executive branch and Congress have different ideas of presidential power. Brian Harward, professor and chair of political science, looks into how Congress responds to executive action. Brian M. Harward, Ph.D. is Professor and Robert G. Seddig Chair in Political Science at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA where he has taught […]

On Jepson School of Leadership Studies Week: Did our Founding Fathers plan for the best or the worst? Kenneth Ruscio, senior distinguished lecturer of leadership studies, looks into this question. University Of Richmond, Political Science, Founding Fathers, Leadership, This Or That Questions, Good Things, How To Plan, School

Kenneth Ruscio, University of Richmond – The Founders Hoped for the Best and Prepared for the Worst - The Academic Minute

On Jepson School of Leadership Studies Week: Did our Founding Fathers plan for the best or the worst? Kenneth Ruscio, senior distinguished lecturer of leadership studies, looks into this question. Kenneth Ruscio, is a Senior Distinguished Lecturer in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at University of Richmond. An expert on democratic theory and public […]

Does political humor look the same when aimed at female candidates? Heather Yates, assistant professor of political science at the University of Central Arkansas, delves into this question. Political Science, Arkansas, Professor, University, Gender, Politics, This Or That Questions, Humor, Female

Heather Yates, University of Central Arkansas – Political Humor and Gender in American Politics - The Academic Minute

Does political humor look the same when aimed at female candidates? Heather Yates, assistant professor of political science at the University of Central Arkansas, delves into this question. Heather E. Yates is Assistant Professor of American Politics at the University of Central Arkansas, USA. She specializes in political behavior research that addresses questions involving campaigns […]

Repression of citizens can be an impulsive act of a desperate politician. Mustafa Kirisci, visiting assistant professor in the department of politics at Saint Mary’s College of California, explores why this might start in childhood. Saint Marys College, Political Science, Politicians, Professor, Acting, Childhood, California, Teacher, Infancy

Mustafa Kirisci, St. Mary’s College of California – Impulsiveness of Leaders and State Repression - The Academic Minute

Repression of citizens can be an impulsive act of a desperate politician. Mustafa Kirisci, visiting assistant professor in the department of politics at Saint Mary’s College of California, explores why this might start in childhood. Mustafa Kirisci is a visiting assistant professor of political science at Saint Mary’s College of California.He has received his masters […]

How do you fight racism in a supposed post-racial society? Katelyn Knox, associate professor in the department of languages, linguistics, literatures and cultures at the University of Central Arkansas, examines one instance in Europe. Write Every Day, Associate Professor, Academic Writing, Political Science, Arkansas, Identity, University, Languages, Europe

Katelyn Knox, University of Central Arkansas – Race and National Identity in Contemporary France - The Academic Minute

How do you fight racism in a supposed post-racial society? Katelyn Knox, associate professor in the department of languages, linguistics, literatures and cultures at the University of Central Arkansas, examines one instance in Europe. I’m an Associate Professor of French at the University of Central Arkansas, where I specialize in 20th- and 21st-century French and […]

On University at Albany Week: Is terrorists’ violent behaviors driven by an ideology? Gary Ackerman, associate professor in the college of emergency preparedness, homeland security and cybersecurity, looks into this question. Drive A, Associate Professor, Political Science, Emergency Preparedness, Homeland, Behavior, University, Politics, College

Gary Ackerman, University at Albany – Defining What Drives A Terrorist - The Academic Minute

On University at Albany Week: Is terrorists’ violent behaviors driven by an ideology? Gary Ackerman, associate professor in the college of emergency preparedness, homeland security and cybersecurity, looks into this question. Associate Professor of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity Gary Ackerman’s research focuses on understanding how terrorists and other adversaries make tactical, operational and […]

On Westminster College Week: The 2016 presidential election may have signaled the end of neoliberalism. James Cid Seidelman, distinguished service professor of economics, explores the rise of reactionary populism. 2016 Presidential Election, Political Science, Westminster, Economics, Professor, Politics, College, Teaching, Teacher

James Seidelman, Westminster College – End of Neoliberalism - The Academic Minute

On Westminster College Week: The 2016 presidential election may have signaled the end of neoliberalism. James Cid Seidelman, distinguished service professor of economics, explores the rise of reactionary populism. James “Cid” Seidelman, Ph.D., is distinguished service professor of economics at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He returned to teaching in fall 2015 after […]