UT political scientist Richard Pacelle told WMOT Radio, a Middle Tennessee-based NPR affiliate, that the state’s democrats could take advantage of turmoil in the Republican Party and mount a serious challenge for the Senate seat being vacated by Bob Corker. Pacelle also says Corker’s decision creates an interesting challenge for the Republican Party, which has
Department of Political Science News
Master Arabic calligrapher Pablo Casado will give a public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 7.
Knoxville News Sentinel columnist Georgiana Vines spoke with Michael Fitzgerald, a professor of political science, about the rise and activism of groups in response to the election of President Donald Trump. She highlighted two groups–the Women’s March Coalition and Indivisible East Tennessee. What these two groups share besides some members is a desire to be “expressive,” Fitzgerald
The US Supreme Court has reconvened, and this season promises to be more contentious than the spring as the justices take on tough cases that may result in closely divided decisions, according to Richard Pacelle, a UT professor of political science.
A team of UT undergraduates and one postdoctoral researcher penned a column for The Root exploring the causes of the Flint, Michigan water crisis and questioned which parties are to be held responsible. The water crisis poisoned Flint residents and a government investigation has brought forth charges as a result. The column’s writers include Louise Seamster,
Krista Wiegand, director of the Global Security–Conflict Processes program at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and associate professor of political science, spent the past five months as a Fulbright senior scholar in the Philippines. Wiegand was one of five UT faculty members awarded a Fulbright during the 2016–17 academic year.
Last month, UT co-hosted a stargazing party–the fourth annual Calhoun Stargaze–in Calhoun County, West Virginia. According to the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, which featured the event, without the bright lights of an urban setting Calhoun Park off West Virginia 16 outside of Grantsville has one of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States.
Lucille “Lucy” Greer, who just completed her junior year at UT, has received a prestigious Boren Scholarship that will allow her to spend next year studying Arabic and international politics in Jordan.
WUOT’s Victor Agreda recently interviewed Richard Pacelle, department head and professor in the Department of Political Science, regarding changes within the United States Supreme Court and how they could affect Tennessee.
North Korea’s growing nuclear weapons program and recent missile tests have heightened tensions between the East Asian nation and the United States. Are we careening toward a clash?