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As the dust starts to settle following the Egyptian Revolution, talk has quickly turned to which Middle Eastern autocracy will be the next to fall to the demands of domestic protests for more democratic government. Many have offered that Iran’s Green Movement of 2009 has been reawakened by events in Egypt, which have, ironically, been...
Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Joseph S. Nye Jr. of Harvard University will present a public lecture at NIU on “The Future of American Power.” A University Distinguished Service Professor and former dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Nye will speak from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the auditorium of Altgeld Hall. A reception will follow. Nye’s lecture will...
Kate Green
Northern Illinois University senior honors student Kate Green comes from a family of overachievers—and she seems destined to follow in those same footsteps. Green’s mom and dad are both Ph.D.-trained chemists and NIU alums. Her grandfather, retired Political Science Professor James Banovetz, is an NIU legend, credited with founding the university’s nationally ranked graduate program in public...
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Megan Geyer, a 2010 recipient of USOAR and Psi Chi grants, and Rebecca J. Hannagan, a professor in the Department of Political Science and recipient of 2010 grants from the Committee on the Improvement of Undergraduate Education and the National Science Foundation, will present a lecture Wednesday, Nov. 17, called “Can You Really ‘Lie to Me’?...
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Two prominent Indonesian leaders will present “Indonesian Update 2010: Political Islam and Regional Autonomy” at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center. Professor Bahtiar Effendy, dean of the Social and Political Science Department at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta, will discuss Islam politics in his portion of...
DC Interns 2010
As an NIU senior majoring in political science and journalism, Dave Thomas knew Washington, D.C., is a big, busy, fast-paced and sprawling newsmaker of a town. This past summer, he became part of it. While serving as an intern for U.S.  Rep. Mike Quigley (5th District), Thomas learned that congressional staffers not only work fast, but...
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