Baku, Azerbaijan, is the site of the world’s first oil well, and it sits between the Caucuses and the shore of the Caspian Sea. For David Shafie, associate professor of Political Science, it is an ideal place to study the relationship between energy and the environment. During the Middle Ages, oil from Baku was shipped
The summer is flying by! Before we know it, students will be back on campus and classes will be starting! Be sure to mark your calendar for the , Thursday, August 28 at 9 a.m. (location coming soon!). Join us as Dean Fuery provides us with exciting information for the upcoming academic year. A continental
Recently, Alumni Ryan S. Lee (Political Science ’14), was honored at a Commissions Ceremony at Cal State Fullerton as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army (a commissioning ceremony is the culmination of years of study and effort that results in a cadet becoming a commissioned officer and marks the transition from officer trainee to a
The pollution rules for coal-fired power plants announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week is the latest example of President Obama bypassing Congress to save the planet. The proposed 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions will bring existing sources in line with new facilities. Combined with new automotive efficiency standards, these rules
Ethan Thursby (’15 Political Science major with a minor in History) just recently served on jury duty for the first time. The experience reminded him of the semester he interned in Washington D.C. when he sat in on a case at the Supreme Court. After having served on jury duty for the first time this
On Saturday, May 24, 2014 Alumna Megan MacDonald (’02) was awarded with the 2014 Harmon Wilkinson Award by Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences. About Megan MacDonald: Megan MacDonald has been dedicated to service since her undergraduate days when she served as the student representative to the Chapman Heritage Report led by Professor Don Will.
In today’s global environment, expertise in international affairs is essential to understanding the contemporary world. The Master of Arts in International Studies is a two-year, full-time, interdisciplinary course of study designed to train students seeking global careers with the U.S. Foreign Service, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the United Nations (UN), or businesses.
On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted the Twenty-Second Annual Ludie and David C. Henley Social Sciences Awards Ceremony in Beckman Hall. Students from the departments of Political Science, Peace Studies, Sociology, History and Communication Studies were honored with awards. In addition to the awards a tribute was given
On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, the fourth graduating cohort of the M.A. International Studies program presented their thesis research at the program’s State of Global Affairs Mini Conference. Four panels included topics on issues related to women’s rights; democracy, inclusiveness, and hegemony; social mobilization; and NGOs and Development. Immediately following the mini-conference, the students celebrated
Each academic year Chapman University awards scholarships to university students in the name of Albert Schweitzer. These scholarships are offered through the generosity of the Marjorie Mosher Schmidt Foundation in honor of Valerie Scudder, former trustee of Chapman University. The scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated a record of excellence in both their