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Felipe Filomeno and students examine immigration policies and urban revival in post-industrial America

“In Baltimore, the number of immigrants increased 50 percent between 2000 and 2013, contributing to the first population growth the city experienced in decades,” write Filomeno and his students in the National League of Cities publication “The Weekly.” Continue reading Felipe Filomeno and students examine immigration policies and urban revival in post-industrial America

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UMBC to have strong presence at the 2016 Latin American Studies Association Conference

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. This year, several UMBC faculty across disciplines are organizing conference panel discussions and presenting their research. Continue reading UMBC to have strong presence at the 2016 Latin American Studies Association Conference

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Congressman Elijah Cummings discusses UMBC’s research leadership and commitment to Baltimore during campus visit

Faculty speak about UMBC’s well-rounded research portfolio and focus in on research strengths in physics, geosciences, space science, and bioengineering; students share career goals and experiences working with local communities. Continue reading Congressman Elijah Cummings discusses UMBC’s research leadership and commitment to Baltimore during campus visit

Social Sciences Forum: We are Subjects of History: Indigenous Communities’ Fight for Autonomy and Human Rights in Chiapas and Beyond (9/24)

Social Sciences Forum Guadalupe Moshan Álvarez, principal attorney, Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico Bárbara Suárez Galeano, Interpreter, Autonomous University of Social Movements, Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, Chicago Thursday, September 24 | 4:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery   Mexico is at a critical moment: the forced disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa rural teachers and college students set off a tidal wave of indignation and massive protests. In the context of a war on drugs that has left more than 25,000 disappeared, Guadalupe Moshan Álvarez will speak on the human rights situation in … Continue reading Social Sciences Forum: We are Subjects of History: Indigenous Communities’ Fight for Autonomy and Human Rights in Chiapas and Beyond (9/24)

Lipitz Lecture: India, Pakistan, and Nuclear Weapons: Deterrence Stability in South Asia (5/7)

Humanities/Social Sciences Forum Thursday, May 7 | 4:00 p.m. Lipitz Lecture Devin Hagerty, Professor of Political Science and Director, Global Studies, UMBC  Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  Recent events and scholarly analysis suggest that South Asia may be trending toward yet another nuclear-tinged Indo-Pakistani crisis. Meaningful dialogue between Pakistan and India has stalled, the disputed territory of Kashmir has seen regular exchanges of fire across the Line of Control (LOC), and Indian strategic elites worry about the possibility of another Mumbai-style terrorist attack. This talk assesses the robustness of Indo-Pakistani deterrence stability. More specifically, it analyzes the likelihood that another mass-casualty … Continue reading Lipitz Lecture: India, Pakistan, and Nuclear Weapons: Deterrence Stability in South Asia (5/7)

Felipe Filomeno, Political Science, Awarded Early Career Prize from the Latin American Studies Association

Felipe Filomeno, an assistant professor of political science, has been awarded the Early Career Prize of the Economics & Politics Section of the Latin American Studies Association. The award comes in recognition of his article “Patterns of Rule-Making and Intellectual Property Regimes: Lessons from South American Soybean Agriculture”, published in the Journal of Comparative Politics in 2014. Below is a summary of Filomeno’s article: Around 1980, states and corporations from core countries led by the U.S. government started to demand from other countries reforms that increased the scope and strength of private intellectual property rights. The resulting global upward ratchet of intellectual property … Continue reading Felipe Filomeno, Political Science, Awarded Early Career Prize from the Latin American Studies Association

Social Sciences Forum: The Middle East in Flames (3/25)

Social Sciences Forum Wednesday, March 25 | 4:30 p.m. Daniel Byman, Senior Fellow and Director of Research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and Professor in the Security Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government at Georgetown University University Center 312 The Middle East has gone from bad to worse. Four countries are in full-fledged civil wars, and the contagion might spread. Professor Byman will speak on perennial problems like the Israeli-Palestinian dispute and the Iranian nuclear program as well as the range of new … Continue reading Social Sciences Forum: The Middle East in Flames (3/25)

Devin Hagerty, Political Science, Named 2014-2015 Lipitz Professor

Devin Hagerty, professor of political science and founding director of the global studies program, has been named the Lipitz Professor of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for 2014-2015. This professorship is supported by an endowment created by Roger C. Lipitz and the Lipitz Family Foundation “to recognize and support innovative and distinguished teaching and research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.” An internationally recognized scholar of South Asian international relations (India-Pakistan and South Asia-US), Hagerty came to UMBC from the University of Sydney in 2001. Since then he has published two … Continue reading Devin Hagerty, Political Science, Named 2014-2015 Lipitz Professor

Devin Hagerty, Political Science, Op-Ed in Inside Higher Ed

This fall marks the first semester of the global studies major, an interdisciplinary program that integrates courses in 12 departments and trains students to develop research, critical thinking, writing and language skills.  Global Studies Program Director and Political Science Professor Devin Hagerty wrote an op-ed published in Inside Higher Ed that introduces the program and argues that a liberal arts education is essential in developing a “global competence” among students: Broadly defined, global competence is “the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance.” Its central elements include knowledge of world affairs — cultural, economic, and political; proficiency in communicating … Continue reading Devin Hagerty, Political Science, Op-Ed in Inside Higher Ed