Out of context features faculty members from the College of William and Mary who are quoted in the national and international media.
Scott Foster '10, the first William & Mary student ever elected to Williamsburg City Council, officially took office during a swearing-in ceremony at the Courthouse of 1770 in Colonial Williamsburg. A short time later, the council elected W&M Economics Professor Clyde Haulman as the city's next mayor.
The College of William & Mary announced a $1 million grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for AidData.
Several awards are presented annually to graduates, staff and faculty members during the William & Mary Commencement ceremony. Below is a list of the awards that were presented during this year's ceremony on May 16. - Ed.
Goldman, who will receive a B.A. in Government, plans to pursue a career in screenwriting, editing, and independent filmmaking in Washington D.C. after graduation.
Foster was elected to the Williamsburg City Council on Tuesday night, becoming the first William & Mary student ever to do so.
George Grayson's recent book chronicles the rise of Mexico's new drug cartels and their efforts to exercise control through violent intimidation.
Freelance journalist D. Dalton Bennett is in the center of a bloody Central Asian revolution.
AidData, a new public website and search engine tracking development finance flows, was launched March 24 at a conference in Oxford, UK.
The College of William and Mary has been chosen as one of 10 institutions in the nation to participate in a federal pilot program geared toward developing and expanding educational partnerships in India.
If one were to ask recent College of William and Mary graduate Nik Belanger what community service meant to him, he would probably respond "justice."
Professor Larry Evans recently appeared on National Public Radio to discuss party polarization and the legislative agenda in Congress.
Senior Kira Allmann is one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2010, the Rhodes Trust announced Nov. 22. The Rhodes Scholarships are one of the world's highest academic honors.
The Project on International Peace and Security engages undergraduates in knotty security issues—and teaches them how to write policy briefs.
From its base in the power center of Washington, D.C., the Global Environmental Governance Project engages the tough problems surrounding international environmental institutions and laws.
Project-Level Aid (PLAID)has come together wit the non-profit organization Development Gateway to make detailed information on development finance more accessible and to create a comprehensive database on development activities.
Assistant Government Professor Rani Mullen served as an observer for Afghanistan's Aug. 20 presidential election.
Bailey Thomson was one of millions around the world who recently observed the Islamic tradition of Ramadan. But unlike the majority of those who observe the holy month, Thomson is not a Muslim.
Assistant professor of government Rani Mullen served as a U.S. observer of the August 20 presidential election in Afghanistan.
Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson talked with NPR's "On Point" about increasing troops in Afghanistan and about U.S. there.
Professor Debra Shulman spent much of the summer conducting research throughout the Middle East.
Former Senator Bob Graham of Florida visited the government department and met with interested faculty and students over lunch.
Professor Amy Oakes will spend the 2009-10 academic year as a Belfer Center Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
William and Mary professors have long been renowned for their devotion to their students' classroom experience; today's scholars must also embrace a variety of disciplines and approaches to a swiftly changing academic world.
Over 120 Government and Public Policy graduates, along with their families and friends, celebrated Commencement 2009.
W&M's government department and Reves Center for International Studies hosted a forum marking the 20th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square protests and massacre.
John Chichester, who served for nearly three decades in the Senate of Virginia and was a champion for higher education in the Commonwealth, has been named the 2009 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics at the College of William & Mary.
Tenuous internal conditions-complicated by difficult relationships with Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Syria-pose the greatest challenges to Iraq's future.
Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Va.) will join a group of William & Mary students and an alumna who now works with the ONE organization on April 13 for a panel discussion about global poverty and American foreign policy.
W&M's George Grayson meets with Clinton prior to March trip to discuss U.S. - Mexico relations.
Assistant Professor of Government Stacey Pelika featured on local public radio program, HearSay with Cathy Lewis, Feb. 13.
The Department of Government is very pleased to announce that Chris Howard has received the State of Virginia's highest honor for college professors, the Outstanding Faculty Award.
Fourteen W&M professors featured in Presidential Inaugural issue of local publication.
John Marshall Professor of Government Ron Rapoport talks about the 2008 Presidential Race in days leading up to election.
Check out these links to find out what Professor Grayson and Professor Rapoport have been up to.
It's civics 101: Before any piece of legislation becomes law, it must first be voted on and passed by both the U.S. House and Senate. It sounds simple enough in theory, but in reality, the process is often neither simple nor straightforward.
Students in professor Larry Evans government class created their own campaign commercials.
The Baxter-Ward Fall Lecture Series welcomes Prof. Stephen Macedo, Princeton who will be giving a talk on "Immigration and Social Justice", Friday, Nov. 16, 4:00, inAndrews 101.
Check out Ideation, the new publication highlighting research and scholarship at the College.
The Department congratulates Ed Moran, Class of 04, for his medal at the Pan-Am Games.
Three students at the College currently taking Professor Maria Ivanova's graduate seminar on climate change will present their proposal to College President Gene Nichol and Vice President for Administration Anna Martin tomorrow morning after presenting to Vice President for Student Affairs Sam Sadler Monday.
Congratulations to Rani Mullen for successfully defending her dissertation at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School on April 5, 2007.
In 2006, the country witnessed an historic shift in the control of the U.S. Congress to the Democratic Party. The jury is still out on how the new congressional majority is doing, said noted political scientist Thomas E. Mann in a public forum on March 27 at the College, but there have been signs that the "broken branch" can be fixed.
The Department sadly notes the passing of Professor Emeritus Chonghan Kim, who died on Saturday, April 7, 2007.
"Tom Mann represents the very best of what we mean when we speak of the 'public intellectual,'" said Gene R. Nichol, president of the College of William and Mary. "His belief in the promise of American democracy - and his efforts to ensure that it is fulfilled - make him a perfect Andrews Fellow. We're looking forward to welcoming him to William and Mary."
As Larry Evans, professor of government, waited for Sen. Chuck Hagel (R. -Neb.) to address his legislative process class last Friday, he was told the senator would speak for no more than 15 minutes. Once in class, however, a relaxed Hagel "talked politics" for more than an hour.
Over the past two years, Professors Amy Oakes, Sue Peterson, and Mike Tierney, along with Dan Maliniak, Class of 2006, conducted an extensive study of the links between teaching, research, and policy in the field of international relations.
Maria Ivanova, assistant professor of government at the College, calls for bold leadership among governments regarding the environment.
Politically savvy people think differently from the rest of us - literally.