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Congratulations on the CLT Fellowship Ben Borja!

Congratulations to Ben Borja on His CLT Fellowship! Ben Borja, an international studies and political science double major, has been awarded the highly competitive Critical Language Scholarship to study Mandarin. Ben will be enrolled in an intensive, 8-week online program based in Dalian, China, which will combine language study with cultural activities. Ben Borja is scheduled

Great Undergrads! Emma Kenny

Emma Kenny, a junior political science major, has been accepted to present her research at the MPSA 2022. At the conference, Emma will present the preliminary findings of her research “Creating a Global Public: The Case of Al Jazeera’s the Stream.” Kenny has also received a full ASSURE fellowship in Spring 2021 to support this

Dr. Holger Albrecht “Who Fakes Support for the Military? Experimental Evidence from Tunisia” Journal Article

Who Fakes Support for the Military? Experimental Evidence from Tunisia Dr. Holger Albrecht (University of Alabama), Kevin Koehler, and Sharan Grewal Journal Article in Democratization 31 January 2022 Abstract: Surveys around the world report exceptionally high levels of support for the military. This is particularly relevant for countries in transition from authoritarian rule to democracy, where

Dr. Sungho Park “Examining the fiscal impact of tax and expenditure limitations on municipal governments: a rule design approach” Journal Article

Examining the fiscal impact of tax and expenditure limitations on municipal governments: a rule design approach Dr. Sungho Park (University of Alabama) Journal Article in Local Government Studies, 25 January 2022 Abstract: The effect of state fiscal restrictions on local governments is often debatable. While the institutional heterogeneity of such controls is often thought to generate

Dr. Richard Fording “The Validity of the Enns and Koch, and Berry et al. Measures of State Policy Mood: Continuing the Debate” Journal Article

The Validity of the Enns and Koch, and Berry et al. Measures of State Policy Mood: Continuing the Debate Dr. Richard Fording (University of Alabama), William Berry, Russell Hanson, and Justin Crofoot Journal Article in State Politics and Policy Quarterly October 18, 2021 Abstract: Enns and Koch question the validity of the Berry, Ringquist, Fording, and Hanson

Waleed Hazbun, Najib Hourani, Lisa Hajjar, and Chris Toensing, “MERIP at 50 (Special Issue of Middle East Report)” Journal

MERIP at 50 (Special Issue of Middle East Report) Dr. Waleed Hazbun (University of Alabama), Najib Hourani, Lisa Hajjar, and Chris Toensing Special Issue of Middle East Report No. 300, November 2021 Abstract: In this issue, we reflect on MERIP’s (Middle East Research and Information Project) 50-year history of speaking truth to power and evaluate its