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Unrest and Uncertainty in Bolivia ExplainedMonday, December 16, 2019
Susan Ellison, assistant professor of anthropology at Wellesley, explains the political situation unfolding in Bolivia.
Freedom Project Fellow Discusses Past and Current Struggles of the KurdsTuesday, November 5, 2019
Nazan Bedirhanoglu, a Freedom Project postdoctoral fellow in the political science department at Wellesley, offers insight into Kurdish politics and culture, and the Kurdish diaspora in the United States and Europe.
The People’s Republic of China at 70: How Chinese Literature and Cinema Illuminate the Cultural Revolution and Its AftermathWednesday, October 9, 2019
Mingwei Song, associate professor of Chinese at Wellesley, reflects on the 70th anniversary of the formation of the People’s Republic of China, the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, and current Chinese literature and film.
Five Takeaways from the UN General Assembly SessionMonday, September 30, 2019
The annual general debate of the United Nations General Assembly session opened September 24 in New York, kicking off several days of speeches and controversy.
How a Phone Call Led to an Impeachment InquiryThursday, September 26, 2019
Wellesley political science professors Maneesh Arora and Igor Logvinenko weigh in on how a controversial phone call between U.S. and Ukrainian leaders has sparked a formal impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives.
Wellesley Expert on Contemporary China Discusses Hong Kong DemonstrationsFriday, August 23, 2019
Wellesley political science professor William Joseph offers insight into the political demonstrations in Hong Kong, the responses of China and the international community, and thoughts about the future.
What We Did This Summer: Stacie Goddard and Paul MacDonald, Political ScienceThursday, August 22, 2019
Wellesley political science professors Stacie Goddard and Paul MacDonald bring us across the Atlantic, where they spent the summer continuing their research on government power shifts, exploring medieval cities, and hiking in the Alps with their two daughters.
What I Did This Summer: Professor Ismar Volić, MathematicsThursday, August 1, 2019
In the first installment of our series “What I Did This Summer,” we start with travel to Bosnia, where mathematics professor Ismar Volić led a conference on advancing education and arts in his home country. He also shares insights from a lunchtime conversation on STEM education with the U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Wellesley Professor Explains Reggaeton’s Relationship to the African Diaspora in Puerto Rico and the Dominican RepublicWednesday, July 17, 2019
Wellesley professor Petra Rivera-Rideau wins a Puerto Rican studies prize for her essay on a reggaeton artist Tego Calderón’s music video.
Wellesley Economist Says U.S. Foreign Direct Investment Is a Casualty of the Trade WarMonday, July 1, 2019
Economics professor Joseph Joyce discusses the far-reaching impact of changes in U.S. corporate tax laws.
Wellesley Anthropology Professor Studies Bolivian Lenders’ Use of Graffiti to Trigger RepaymentThursday, June 20, 2019
Wellesley anthropologist Susan Ellison, who wrote an award-winning book on Latin America, interviewed borrowers and lenders in El Alto, Bolivia.
Wellesley Professor Tells NBC News U.S. Is Engaging China in a “Game of Chicken”Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Economist David Lindauer tells NBC News that both sides are being hurt by the U.S.-China trade war.
Japanese Wellesley Student Discusses the New Imperial EraTuesday, April 30, 2019
On May 1, Emperor Akihito of Japan will abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne, marking almost two centuries since an emperor of Japan has stepped down. His son, Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, will take his place. Reika Ishii ’20 explains the importance of the new imperial era in Japan.
In the Aftermath of Fire, Wellesley Professor Discusses What’s Next for Notre DameWednesday, April 24, 2019
Wellesley professor and medievalist Cord Whitaker talks about the history and symbolism of Notre Dame and, in the wake of the destructive April 15 fire, how it might be rebuilt for modern times.
Clare Egan ’10 Places Third in Biathlon World CupFriday, March 29, 2019
Claire Egan ’10, Wellesley’s first alumna U.S. Winter Olympian, finished third at the Biathlon World Cup in Norway, marking her third top-10 finish of the season.