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Burke Hendrix
Dept of Political Science

Alternative Sovereignties: Decolonization Through Indigenous Vision and Struggle

Kirby Brown; Cherokee Nation and UO Department of English

Guests at the Many Nations Longhouse were offered freshly-hunted deer, baked salmon and a very warm welcome to the three day conference on “Alternative Sovereignties” on Thursday May 8th 2014, with high-spirited panelists declaring that the University had become “INDIAN TERRITORY!” for the duration of the three day event.  The conference, co-organized by University of Oregon’s Kirby Brown (Cherokee Nation and Department of English) and the Department of Political Science’s own Burke Hendrix, author of Ownership,




Professor Koesel Selected as Pubilc Intellectuals Program Fellow

Two UO professors, both experts in their respective fields of political science and law, have been honored by the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

The committee’s Public Intellectuals Program recently announced its 2014-2016 fellowships, and among those selected are political science professor Karrie Koesel and law professor Eric Priest.

Koesel has studied both Chinese and Russian politics extensively, particularly the relationship between authoritarian governments and rebellious youth. She is currently writing an academic book on the subject, “Learning to be Loyal:




From Butterfly Migration to The Ecologic Institute, Berlin: a look into one Ph.D candidate’s Summer Research

Ph.D candidate Thibaud Henin was awarded the William C. Mitchell Summer Research Scholarship by the Department of Political Science in order to attend the TU Dresden summer school on individual and agent-based modeling.

Over the span of ten days in the small village of Holzhau, Germany, Thibaud, along with 24 other participants attended full day and evening sessions on programming and using computer simulations.  He attended lectures by experts at the forefront of social and natural science computer simulation research.

“The focus of the summer school was not only to learn how to program