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Globalization, Gender and Development Conference: October 23-24

Since the field of women and development (WID) emerged in the 1970s, feminist scholars, practitioners and activists have dramatically changed the face of international development – influencing not only the ways development is studied, but also the very ways it is defined.  They have pushed scholars and practitioners to move beyond a fixation of macroeconomic growth to include such goals as empowerment, equity, and environmental and economic justice.  They have highlighted the importance of gender, as a set of social relations imbued with power, in all spheres, including development




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