Announcements Archive

Holona LeAnne Ochs
Presents evidence that the expansion of welfare privatization makes it harder for people to move out of poverty in large numbers.
Laura Olsen

Laura Olson presented on “Backward and Forward: Fifty Years of the Caucus for a New Political Science” at the American Political Science Association annual conference.

Holona Ochs

Holona Ochs was a discussant on the “State Policy and Administration” panel and a participant in another at the American Political Science Association annual conference.

Breena Holland

Breena Holland was a discussant on Conservation and Social Justice: Valuing Capabilities in Interdisciplinary Socio-ecological Assessments in the Eastern Himalayas at the Human Development and Capability Association annual conference early September.

Nandini Deo

Nandini Deo is the organizer for “Secularisms: Critical Perspectives” at the South Asian Studies Annual Conference in late October.  She also presented in a Roundtable Discussion: Reflections on ‘The Refugee Crisis and Religion’  at the American Political Science Association conference on September 2and  presented “Modi and Trump: How social movement research explains the puzzles” at Society of International Law and Policy in, Kolkata, India, January 2017

Anthony DiMaggio

“The Propaganda Model and Manufacturing Consent: Public Compliance and Resistance,”in The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky, edited by James McGilvray, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

“Strategic or Democratic Interests?  Framing U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East Uprising,” in U.S. Approaches to the Arab Uprisings: International Relations and Democracy Promotion, edited by Amentahru Wahlrab, I.B. Tauris, 2017.

Anthony DiMaggio

Anthony DiMaggio was a discussant on the panel “Speaking Truth to Power: Has Political Science become Irrelevant to Policy?” at the American Political Science Association annual conference in early September 2017.

Anthony DiMaggio also presented “Power in Union: Democratic Representation and Empowerment in Labor Unions,” & “Class Politics: The Formation of Class Politics and its Impact on Political Attitudes,” at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2017.

Nandini Deo

Mobilizing Religion and Gender in India: The Role of Activism, Routledge, 2016. 

Dr. Laura Katz Olson

Congratulations to Professor Olson on this honor!

Her appointment is for a seven year term which begins July1, 2017 and has the option for renewal. It is in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments!


Congratulations to our newest members of the national political science honor society!

Delta Nu Chapter executive leaders:

President: Samantha Lerner (fall '16 initiate)

Vice: Sabrina Schulman

Secretary: Kalyani Singh (fall '16 initiate)

Treasurer: Samantha Randall

Alison Bergen

Serena Highly

Holly Gwydir

Brittany Nochimson

Ian Mason

Holona Ochs

Professor Ochs has been awarded a Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative Grant for $9182 and a Collaborative Research Opportunity Grant (CORE) for $59,174. 

Bill was a wonderful person, scholar, and teacher. His warmth, courage, and dignity will be missed. We join the rest of Lehigh University in mourning his loss and in celebrating his life. Dr. Scott's family will hold a memorial service at Lehigh Chapel on Monday, May 15 at 11am. There may also be other services slated in the community and as details become available they will be shared accordingly.

Holona Ochs

Dr. Ochs will present at the conference and chair panels as follows:
Chair #1: Poverty and Health: Problems and Solutions
Chair #2: Militarism, Subversion, and Protest
Chair: Expectatons of Justice and Equity in Policy, Administration and Public Management
Author: The Role of  Untreated Mental Illness in Deadly Encounters with the Police: The Case of California

Nandini Deo

Dr. Deopresented in Kolkatta, India at Society for International Law and Policy January 2017.

Saladin Ambar

In addition to his new book American Cicero mentioned below in Publications, Associate Professor and Chairperson Saladin Ambar completed or is about to present the following:

Brown bag talks on 2/16/17 and  2/23/17|
Delivered a lecture to the University of Delaware History Workshop on 2/2/17.
Will be presenting a paper on W.E.B. DuBois and William James 3/16-3/18 in Birmingham, Alabama  at the SAAP 2017 44th Annual Meeting.
Will be delivering a paper on “The Cuomo Political Dynasty: Progressive Governance in Transition” in Vancouver Canada on April 13 for the Western Political Science Association.
...And will be delivering a Paper on William James, W.E.B. and the Problem of Fraternal Racial Pairings in Politicalin Political Thought, as well as participating as a discussant on a separate panel in Chicago on 4/5-4/9 at the MSPA.

Anthony DiMaggio

Presenting research papers at Midwest Political Science Association Conference (MPSA) 2017 4/3-4/9:  He is also a discussant for one panel.

Paper #1: Class Politics: The Formation of Class Consciousness and it’s Impact on Policy Attitudes

Paper #2: Power in Union: Democratic Representation in American Labor Unions

Discussant: Why Do So Many Rich Professionals Hold Office, and Does It Matter?

See "Publications" for Dr. DiMaggio's recent book.

Anthony DiMaggio

The Politics of Persuasion: Media Bias and Economic Policy in the Modern Era, State University of New York Press, 2017.

Breena Holland

Dr. Breena Holland on 2/27/2017 published a new article in the Journal of Environmental Politics titled "Procedural justice in local climate adaptation: political capabilities and transformational change.