Featured Faculty News from our Spring 2020 department newsletter, Homo Politicus. Access the newsletter archive here.
Professor George Andreopoulos was invited to speak on the “Use, Misuse and Abuse of Human Rights: Challenges and Prospects” at the 10th International Conference on Human Rights. In January, he assumed the position of Book Review Editor of the Human Rights Review. He recently became a member of the Academic Freedom Committee of the International Studies Association (ISA).
Professor Mitchel Cohen’s The Politics of Opera (Princeton 2017) was shortlisted for the Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies, Nanovic Institute, University of Notre Dame.
Professor Alyson Cole co-edited How Capitalism Forms Our Lives (Routledge 2020) alongside Estelle Ferrarese (Picardie-Jules-Verne University), and including a contribution from Professor Emerita Frances Fox Piven.
Professor Emerita Joyce Gelb delivered a lecture on “Women and Leadership” at the CCNY alumni association in Sarasota, FL on February 13.
Professor Janet Gornick delivered the Harriet B. Presser Memorial Lecture at the University of Maryland in September, titled: “Women, Work, and Care: What Can We Learn from Cross-National Comparisons?“ She also moderated three public panels featuring new books: The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay (Norton 2019) and Capitalism, Alone (Harvard 2019) at the Graduate Center; as well as Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty (Penguin 2020) at the Henry Street Settlement.
Distinguished Professor Carol Gould published “Protecting Democracy by Extending It: Democratic Management Reconsidered,” in the special 50th anniversary issue of the Journal of Social Philosophy, where she has served as editor since 2004. She also published “Diversity beyond Non-Discrimination: From Structural Injustices to Participatory Institutions,” in The Praxis of Diversity (Palgrave Macmillan 2019).
Professor Thomas Halper published “Declaration of War: A Dead Letter or an Invitation to Struggle?” in the British Journal of American Legal Studies. He lectured on “Civil Liberties in America” at the NYU Multinational Institute of American Studies and on “Federalism” at the State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Program.
Professor Jack Jacobs delivered invited lectures on “Jews and the Left” at the College of Charleston in November.
Professor Keena Lipsitz attended the “Dialogues in Complexity” workshop, sponsored by Princeton and Arizona State University, that brought together evolutionary biologists, engineers, mathematicians, and political scientists to discuss how to model the process of political polarization in the U.S. and around the world.
Professor Emerita Jill Norgren was interviewed for a suffrage documentary about nineteenth century lawyer Catharine Waugh McCulloch. Norgren selected McCulloch as one of the eight women whose professional lives she explored in her book Rebels at the Bar (NYU 2013).
Professor Joe Rollins developed a study abroad course in Madrid, Spain for Queens College that will debut in the summer of 2020.
Professor Kenneth Sherrill will be on the ballot in New York’s 10th Congressional District as a candidate for the Democratic National Convention.
Presidential Professor Thomas G. Weiss gave a short course at Kyung Hee University on the “UN and Changing World Politics”; lectured at the University of Duisburg on his book, Would the World Be Better without the UN? (Wiley 2018); organized a conference with the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Uppsala, Sweden, on draft chapters for an edited volume on “The UN and Development”; appeared on a panel on “Cultural Heritage and Mass Atrocities” at the Institute for Advanced Studies; and lectured at the Omani Diwan on “The Future of International Organizations and Global Governance.”
Professor Susan Woodward was invited to speak about post-war reconstruction in Bosnia-Herzegovina at a Colloquium on “Rebuilding State and Society After Civil War,” at Kent State University, held in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the massacre of Kent State students protesting the Vietnam War.