20 September 2021
Associate Professor of Political Science, Tun Myint, co-founded Mutual Aid Myanmar (MAM), a global non-profit organization registered in the United States to raise funds and support the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in…
13 September 2021
Professor Al Montero was interviewed on September 13th on the national Argentine public tv channel (Televisión Pública de la Argentina) about 9/11. You can view the interview on YouTube.
7 September 2021
Professor of Environmental Studies, 2020 book The Conservation Constitution has been awarded the Lynton Keith Caldwell Book Award from the American Political Science Association (Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Section.) The prize…
30 August 2021
Tun Myint, Associate Professor and Chair of the of Political Science Department, spoke with Jon Olson on April 21, 2021 on his radio show National Security This Week. They discussed the Myanmar…
Ishmael Maxwell ’21 earns prestigious Marshall Scholarship23 August 2021
Ishmael Maxwell ’21 is among just 46 students nationwide to be named a Marshall Scholarship recipient.
Named for former United States Secretary of State George C. Marshall, the Marshall Scholarship Program began in 1953 as a gesture of gratitude to the people of the United States for the assistance that the United Kingdom received after World War II under the Marshall Plan. Since that time, it has remained uniquely positioned among national scholarships for its prestige and scope: offering talented young Americans the chance to study any academic subject at UK universities of their choice for up to three years.
Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, the program received a record 1,180 applicants from top undergraduate students representing institutions across the United States. For the first time in the program’s 66-year history, the incoming class will be majority-minority with 52% reflecting minority communities across the United States, including a record number of Black and Latinx scholars. A majority of the class are female scholars and six are first-generation college students.
With over 2,200 scholarships awarded to date, Marshall Scholars are leading the conversation and direction of some of the most critical issues of our time.
“This scholarship is an incredible opportunity for me professionally, as it will prepare me with the knowledge and experience I need to help reduce division and extremism,” Maxwell said. He plans to attend Queen’s University of Belfast focusing on the studies of conflict transformation and social justice, specifically learning from residents about their experience with conflict and how they’ve achieved peace and reconciliation. He’ll also attend SOAS University of London, where he’ll focus on South Asian area studies and hopes to connect with the UK’s large South Asian diaspora community. After graduation, Maxwell said he hopes “to work in a UK peacebuilding NGO, like Peace Direct, to learn how to apply techniques for contact resolution directly before I transition into government.”
“I was inspired to pursue this path because of my own personal experience living between identities and divisions, with a Muslim Indian mother and a White American father,” he said.
“It is a mark of distinction for the college that Ishmael has been selected for the Marshall Scholarship, which is among the world’s most prestigious awards for graduate study,” said Director of Student Fellowships Marynel Ryan Van Zee. “We are delighted that he will be able to pursue his interests at two renowned universities, as well as join an outstanding group of fellow scholars selected for their academic excellence, leadership, and potential to create lasting relationships while in the UK.”
Maxwell credits his scholarship win to his experiences at Carleton. A political science/international relations major, Maxwell has taken courses like Terrorism and Counterterrorism and pursued research opportunities on populism and Scottish nationalism. Furthermore, with the help of the Carleton Careen Center, Maxwell completed two internships, one at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, an organization dedicated to understanding and powering solutions to extremism and polarization, and the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies—both which helped him narrow down his interest on extremism and polarization.
Maxwell becomes the seventh recipient of the Marshall Scholarship in Carleton history, with the most recent being Bailey Ulbricht ’15.
More information about the Marshall Scholarship and Carleton’s application and endorsement process can be found by visiting the Office of Student Fellowships website.
Award Winning Barbara Allen27 May 2021
Professor Barbara Allen is a 2021 Bronze Winner of The Telly Awards in the General – Television category for her documentary Actual World, Possible Future. Actual World, Possible Future explores the lives and work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom, who sought to address the enormous problems that plague human societies: climate change, endangered species, ocean pollution, and deforestation.
Chapter Co-Authored by Professor Greg Marfleet Published6 April 2021
Greg Marfleet, Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, published a chapter co-authored with Stephen Walker titled “Binary Role Theory and the Operational Code Analysis of Grand Strategies: Can Balancing Work?” in Operational Code Analysis and Foreign Policy Roles: Crossing Simon’s Bridge. Edited By Mark Schafer, Stephen G. Walker. 2021. New York: Routledge
17 March 2021
Professor Al Montero, Frank B. Kellogg Professor of Political Science, spoke with Jon Olson on March 17, 2021 on his radio show National Security This Week. They talked about the…
10 March 2021
Greg Marfleet, Dorothy H. and Edward C. Congdon Professor of Political Science, was interviewed by Jon Olson on March 10, 2021 on his KYMN radio show National Security This Week.…
Read Tun Myint’s Op-Ed article in the March 9, 2021 issue of The New York Times requesting support for the people of Myanmar.