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After Fleeing Afghanistan, Law School Alumni Find Refuge at Chapman

May 13, 2022 by Dennis Arp | News

Fahima Amini (LLM ’16) heard the front door open and knew immediately something was wrong. Why would her husband, a physician, be home from the hospital in the middle of the day? Then she saw his face and realized their worst fears were now real. “The Taliban are in Kabul,” her husband, Dr. Mohammad Tawab

Krav Maga and the Making of Modern Israel: For Zion’s Sake Faculty Book

March 15, 2022 by Carolyn Holt | News

Dr. Andrea Molle, assistant professor in the Departments of Political Science in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, recently published his book, Krav Maga and the Making of Modern Israel: For Zion’s Sake. The book studies the relationship between the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga and the development of Israel’s national identity.

Career Corner: A Distinguished Career Fighting for Health Equity

February 23, 2022 by Carolyn Holt | News

Every year Chapman recognizes alumni who have succeeded exceptionally in their respective fields. René Bennett (Political Science: International Relations BA ‘05, minor in Economics and Honors) in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is the Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for 2021. Bennett, according to Political Science Professor Ronald Steiner,  is “a real role

Career Champion 2022 Career Corner

January 26, 2022 by Erin Berthon | News

  Dr. Ann Gordon, Associate Professor of Political Science in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, is our 2022 Faculty Career Champion! In addition to teaching classes in Research Design and American Politics, Dr. Gordon is also the Director of the Ludie and David C. Henley Social Sciences Research Laboratory and the Director

Bill and Ronna Shipman Distinguished Speaker Series in Presidential Studies Featuring John Heilemann

October 29, 2021 by Carolyn Holt | News

Recently, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences hosted John Heilemann in the inaugural installment of the Bill and Ronna Shipman Distinguished Speaker Series in Presidential Studies. Heilemann is a National Affairs Analyst for NBC and the co-host and executive producer of Showtime’s The Circus, a political documentary series that reports on significant American

Fear Factor: What Spooks Americans?

September 28, 2021 by | News

Just in time for Halloween, Wilkinson College Undergraduate Research Fellows in the Henley Lab and Babbie Center have completed research papers based on their participation in the Study of American Fears. Among those, Americans’ Top Fears, Fear of COVID-19 in America, and Fear of Civil Unrest. Students are involved in every aspect of the survey,

From Our Eyes: My Chapman Research Experience

August 30, 2021 by | News

I’m Elizabeth La Scalza, a recent Chapman alumna and Sociology major. I wanted to share my experience being an undergraduate research assistant during my time at Chapman. I’ve always had an interest in the social sciences, activism, and policymaking, I minored in Political Science and Environmental Studies, and this gave me the opportunity to fulfill

Multimillion-Dollar Gifts Create Opportunities for Chapman Faculty and Students to Study U.S. Presidents’ History, Impact

August 26, 2021 by | News

Multimillion-dollar donations from Emeritus Chairman of the Board Doy B. Henley and James H. and Esther M. Cavanaugh have established a pair of endowed chairs in presidential studies at Chapman University, ensuring the university’s strong commitment to the study and teaching of the U.S. presidency, its history, influence and global impact. The gifts will advance

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