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The Utica College Center of Public Affairs and Election Research (ucpublicaffairs.com) launched a new series, 50 Takes on Trump. Fifty different Political Scientists will succinctly analyze how President Trump has been received in their home state. The series began on Wednesday April 5 with Dr. Andrew Green's analysis of Iowa and will continue each week for the next year. The goal is to provide state specific analysis of presidential politics in a way that simultaneously enables sustained comparative analysis throughout the country. (April 1, 2017)

Professor Perry discussed healthcare politics on Talk of the Town WUTQ 100.7 FM (March 27, 2017)

Professor Perry discussed healthcare politics on Keeler in Morning WIBX 950 http://wibx950.com/keeler-show-notes-for-monday-march-27th-2017/?trackback=twitter_top (March 27, 2017)

Professor Perry and graduating government senior Paul Joyce wrote and presented original research on Donald Trump’s use of Twitter at the American Election Symposium at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, St. Anselm College. View Summary. (March 18, 2017)
Presenting at the American Election Symposium at St. Anselm

GOV major Mikhail Bushinski will be attending Yale Law School
in the fall of 2017 (January 30, 2017)

Professor Perry and GOV major Paul Joyce, Government Major, attended the 12th Annual Elected Leaders Forum in Utica, NY (January 27, 2017)

Professor Kwon took the Utica College Model UN Club to compete in Harvard University’s annual Model United Nation’s competition. View photo gallery.  (January 26-29, 2017)
UC attends Model UN competition at Harvard

Professor Perry covered the Women's March in Washington, DC (January 21, 2017)
Women's March on Washington

Professor Perry attended Politico's Inauguration Hub (January 20, 2017)
Professor Perry at Politico Inauguration Hub

Professor Perry covered Donald Trump's presidential inauguration for WKTV NewsChannel 2 (January 20, 2017)
Professor Perry at the Inauguration, January 20, 2017

Professor Perry interviewed Congressman John Faso in his DC office for WKTV NewsChannel 2 (January 19, 2017)

Professor Perry served as Faculty Leader at The Washington Center's presidential inauguration seminar (January 9-20, 2017)

Professor Kwon's article "Chinese Policies toward Minority Nationalities: Accommodation Credo with 'gaming' between the CCP and the Minorities" was published in Asian Journal 44.6 (December 2016)

Professor Perry received an award from UC's chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success for engaging and motivating students in his teaching and service. (December 4, 2016)

Professor Kwon took eight students to tour the headquarters of the United Nations
and attend a special talk by the Chief Executive of the Counter-terrorism Committee. (November 29, 2016)

Professor Kwan and Students at United Nations headquarters

Professor Dan Tagliarina was interviewed in-studio for WKTV
about President-elect Trump's impact on the judiciary (November 11, 2016)

Professor Perry was interviewed by The Tangerine regarding marijuana legalization within states (November 9, 2016)
https://uctangerine.com/2016/11/11/five-states-legalize-marijuana/

Professor Perry was interviewed by The Tangerine regarding the presidential election (November 9, 2016)
https://uctangerine.com/2016/11/11/trump-wins-election/

Professor Perry was an in-studio analyst for election night on WKTV (November 8, 2016)

Professors Richmond and Perry provided election predictions with Bill Keeler on WIBX 950 Radio (November 8, 2016)

Professor Richmond was interviewed by Bill Keeler WIBX 950am radio (November 4, 2016)


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Departmental Events


April 5. 2017

Pizza and Politics


Dr. Sharon Kanfoush, Professor of Geology, led a conversation on politics and global climate change

March 22, 2017

Pizza and Politics


Alane Varga, Dean for Diversity and Student Development, led a conversation on social activism in the 1960s compared to today. View Summary.

March 9, 2017

Pi Sigma Alpha Speaker Series


Richard Hanna, former Congressman for NY-22, spoke about the state of politics and the future of the Republican party under the Trump presidency. View Summary.

March 1, 2017

Pizza and Politics


Dr. Jolanta Szymkowska-Bartyzel, Visiting Professor for Jagiellionian University in Krakow, Poland, led a conversation about shifting Polish perceptions of American popular culture

February 15, 2017

Pizza and Politics


Corinne Tagliarina, Adjunct Professor of Government, led a discussion about the human right to food in India. View Summary.

November 22

Pi Sigma Alpha Speaker Series, Open Forum with Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente



November 16

Professor Brett Orzechowski, Assistant Professor of Journalism

, led a conversation on government released data and what information the public can/cannot access

November 13

Professor & Pre-Law Advisor Dan Tagliarina conducted an LSAT Prep session

with Professor Keith Hirokowa from Albany Law School

November 9

Professors Kwon, Orlin, and Corrine Tagliarina hosted a symposium on campus

entitled "Personal Crises and Human Rights" before hundreds of students from the Westmoreland School District

November 9

Dr. Luke Perry, Chair and Associate Professor of Government

, led a conversation on the biggest surprises of the 2016 Election

October 14

Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor's Society, Inauguration Dinner

Fort Schuyler Club, Utica, NY



October 12

Pizza and Politics


Dr. Chris Johnson, Dean of International Education at Utica College, led a discussion on how Europe underdeveloped Africa

September 28, 2016

Pizza and Politics


Martin Babinec, Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, led discussion on his campaign

September 23-24

Conference at UC


Utica College, led by Professor Kwon and Professor Wittner, hosted The New York Conference of Asian Studies

September 14, 2016

Pizza and Politics


Anthony Martino, Director of the Northeast Forensics and Cybersecurity Center, led a discussion on cyberattacks and the 2016 campaign

April 13, 2016

Pi Sigma Alpha’s Annual Speaker Series

“Inside the Bernie Sanders Campaign” consisted of a discussion led by Sanders campaign workers and volunteers.

March 30, 2016

Pizza and Politics

Joseph Hobaika, Utica Chair of the Republican Party, led a discussion on elections and local politics with Michael Galime, President of Utica’s Common Council, and Samantha Colosimo-Testa, Common Council Member (6th District)

February 24, 2016

Pizza and Politics

Attorney and UC alum Joe Giruzzi, led a discussion about how to become a lawyer and operate a law practice.

February 10, 2016

Pizza and Politics

Dr. Luke Perry, Associate Professor of Government at Utica College, led a discussion about the 2016 presidential campaign after Iowa and New Hampshire.

January 27, 2016

Pizza and Politics

Austin Givens, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at Utica College, led a discussion about cybersecurity policy and the 2016 election.

December 8, 2015

Pi Sigma Alpha Speaker Series

Andrew Wedeman, Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University, “Xi Jinping’s Three Year Tiger Hunt: China’s Ongoing War on Corruption.”

November, 4, 2015

Pizza and Politics

Professor Richard Hunt, Hamilton College, led a discussion about gun policy in the United States

October 21, 2015

Pizza and Politics

Dr. Jun Kwon, Assistant Professor of Government at Utica College, led a discussion about Taiwanese politics

October 7, 2015

Pizza and Politics

Professor Ted Orlin, Professor of Government at Utica College, led a discussion on the Ukraine and Syria crisis

September 23, 2015

Pizza and Politics

Dr. Nathan Richmond, Professor of Government at Utica College, led a discussion on Russia and its neighbors

October 16, 2015

Pi Sigma Alpha

hosted a discussion on Europe’s migrant crisis.

April 22, 2015

Pizza and Politics

Dr. Jan DeAmicis, Professor of Sociology at Utica College, led a discussion on resistance to slavery in Oneida County.

April 15, 2015

Pizza and Politics

Dr. John Johnsen, Utica College Provost, led a discussion on the politics of Native American related team names.

April 13, 2015

Pi Sigma Alpha Speaker Series

Dr. Hyun Koo Choo, Visiting Scholar and Associate Professor at Korea University, spoke about the use of economic sanctions.

April 15, 2015

Pizza and Politics

Dr. Juan Thomas, Professor of Foreign Languages at Utica College, led a discussion on Hispanics in the Mohawk Valley.

February 25, 2015

Pizza and Politics,

Lou LaPolla, former Mayor of Utica, led a discussion on Utica politics (Hubbard 206, UC faculty, staff, and students are welcome)

February 11, 2015

Pizza and Politics

Dr. Luke Perry, Chair and Associate Professor of Government at Utica College, led a discussion on how the new Congress got elected
(Hubbard 206, UC faculty, staff, and students are welcome)

November 5, 2014

Pizza and Politics

Dr. JT Kwon, Assistant Professor of Government and Politics, led a discussion on his research regarding North Korea

October 29, 2014

Kevin Nugent, Adjunct Professor of Government at Utica College, held a film screening of "Night of the Living Dead" and gave a talk on campus entitled "Zombie Films as Allegory: Race, Politics and Consumerism in the United States"

October 28, 2014

Professor Perry hosted the 2014 Election Forum. Students shared their research findings on various aspects of the election.

October 22, 2014

Pizza and Politics

, Dr. Paulina Maria Niechcial, Visiting Professor of Sociology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, led a discussion on her work and experiences in Iran (open to all students, faculty, and staff)

October 8, 2014

Pizza and Politics

Dr. Kathryn Silva, Assistant Professor of History at Utica College, led a discussion on her work and experiences in Cape Verde (open to all students, faculty, and staff)

October 7, 2014
Alma Lowery, Adjunct Professor of Government at Utica College, gave a talk on campus entitled "Achieving Environmental Justice; A Policy Perspective

October 2, 2014
Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor's Society) hosted the League of Women Voters for its fall speaker series. The talk discussed New York's ballot initiatives for the upcoming election.

September 24, 2014

Pizza and Politics

Dr. Domenica Newell-Amato, Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages at Utica College, led a discussion on Paris of “La Belle Epoch” (open to all students, faculty, and staff)

September 10, 2014

Pizza and Politics

Dr. Tom Crist, Professor of Anthropology at Utica College, led a discussion on his work and experiences in Albania (open to all students, faculty, and staff)

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