We are excited to announce a new title in the Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute book series:Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence, published by Cambridge University Press.
From Newsy.com: For decades, black voters have been squarely in the Democratic Party. But it wasn't always that way — it took more than a century for that party alignment to take hold. We teamed up with Dr. Marvin Overby from the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy to narrow down key events that led to the black vote turning blue...
For the LSE Africa blog, Hangala Siachiwena and Michael Wahman discuss four key factors that could determine the outcome of the 2016 Zambian elections.
Interim Dean Pat Okker has selected A. Cooper Drury as a new associate dean of A&S. Drury currently serves as chair of the Department of Political Science.
EAI held an Expert Seminar of the EAI Fellows Program on March 29, 2016 with Professor Sheena Greitens from the University of Missouri. Professor Greitens presented on North Koreans’ resettlement in South Korean society, entitled “Post-Authoritarian Citizenship Among North Korean-Born Individuals in South Korea.”
Most people who have attended the University of Missouri are familiar with the Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center or have heard of Lloyd Gaines, the first African-American to apply to the MU law school, which denied his application. Until now, however, few have been aware of the legal battles Gaines and the NAACP waged to guarantee equal rights decades before the civil rights movement gained steam.
When Anurag Chandran left his home in Dubai and moved to Columbia to start his freshman year at Mizzou, it was the first time he had traveled to the United States. As expected, he encountered a world of difference between Dubai and the U.S. For one thing, he couldn’t figure out the weather as he was used to measuring temperature in Celsius.
Frustrated with legislative gridlock, many commentators have suggested term limits to ensure fresh ideas that will improve legislative efficiency. In new research which studies bill cosponsorship in 82 legislative chambers, Clint S. Swift and Kathryn A. VanderMolen find that term limits for legislators actually reduces bipartisan cooperation.
As a freshman at Jefferson City High School, Emily Waggoner was having trouble fitting in. She was not performing well on the school’s softball team, and she was losing friends. She struggled with the transition to high school. That adversity eventually led to an eating disorder that left Waggoner weighing just 93 pounds.
Thirty doctoral candidates participated in the first annual Mizzou Three Minutes Thesis competition. From two preliminary nights, 12 winners advanced to the semi finals: Nathaniel Graham, Madeline Miller, Surya Sapkota, Arianna Soldati, TasiaTaxis, Jessica M. Anderson, Lincoln Sheets, Sarah Smith, Page Quinton, Scott Askinosie, Sarah E Lirley McCune, and Maria Jones.