Kathryn Pearson, associate professor of political science, analyzes the recent debates between Democractic presidential contenders, and discusses what will likely be the key issues in the Democratic presidential primary campaign.
Kushner’s plan aims to divide Palestinians from their leaders but fails to recognize that the people already resent their corrupt leadership—while failing to place any similar pressure on an Israeli prime minister under indictment.
“It’s something that would have been unthinkable I think under any other US president, whether Democrat or Republican,” said Mark Bell, assistant professor of political science. Bell is interviewed by CBS Minnesota.
Associate Professor Helen M. Kinsella’s work focusing on gender and violence has taken her to Central America and Sri Lanka. She examines how the distinction between combatants and civilians is decided and maintained in war and international law. She is currently working on a book on war and sleep.
The United States, Great Britain, and South Africa have all utilized nuclear weapons in different ways. How are international politics affected by a country’s nuclear arsenal? Assistant Professor Mark Bell explores this question.
The 116th Congress is the most racially diverse in history. However, Latinx make up 18% of the US population and only 12.7% of Congress. Avi Muñoz’s PhD thesis examines the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and how it is gaining power in Washington.
For Isabella Wartzenluft, Kelsey Weddig, and Victoria Nikonov, freshman seminar was nothing ordinary. One of their first classes on campus turned into a unique experience in the greater Twin Cities area. They had the opportunity to get off campus, engage with community groups, and conduct fieldwork.
When is wartime violence considered legal? Do lawyers and legal training make it easier or harder to use force on the battlefield? PhD candidate Tracey Blasenheim maps and explores the field of wartime legal expertise to answer these questions.