Congratulations to the political science graduates of 2014!
DeEtta Cravens, political science graduate (Class '14), was awarded a 2014 Charles B. Rangel Fellowship. The prestigious fellowship provides two paid internships (one on the Hill this summer and one at an embassy abroad next summer), $35,000 per year for tuition and fees, a guaranteed job as a U.S. diplomat for the Department of State, and numerous professional development opportunities. DeEtta will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Political Science alumna, Bailey Perkins (Class '12), has been selected as one of fellows of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative The selection process for this two year fellowship opportunity was very competitive with nearly 400 applications nationwide. This year, Bailey Perkins was selected one of only five fellows for 2014-2016. Through this fellowship, Bailey will be moving to Little Rock, Arkansas to do policy and outreach work for the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.
Emma Velez, Political Science graduate (Class '13), is pursuing her doctoral studies in Philosophy at SUNY Stony Brook. She was admitted as a part of the 2013 class and received a full teaching assistantship as well as the W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship.This summer she was will attend the Center of Study and Investigation for Global Dialogue’s Decolonizing Knowledge and Power summer program in Barcelona, Spain.
Political Science graduate, Robin Ladd (Class '13), will attend Harvard Law School next fall.
The Oklahoman ran a feature story about political science/Spanish/philosophy alumna DeEtta Cravens earning the Rangel International Affairs Graduate fellowship. http://newsok.com/oklahoma-city-university-alumna-awarded-rangel-fellowship/article/4869395
Political science professor Mohamed Daadaoui was interviewed by Al-Jazeera English recently for a story about the Libyan oil tanker interception. Watch the interview on Daadaoui's blog, Maghreb Blog.
Political Science professor Richard Johnson was interviewed for a story in this week's Oklahoma Gazette about debates for Oklahoma City mayor candidates: http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/article-20559-debating-the-debates.html .
Congratulations to Danielle Kutner, a senior majoring in Philosophy and Political Science, won the undergraduate paper award at the Oklahoma Political Science Association's annual conference. Kutner made a presentation at the conference recently in Norman. Political Science professor and department Chairman, Richard Johnson was her advisor for the paper titled "From Third Power to Great Satan: a Neorealist Analysis of U.S. - Iran Relations 1920-2012."
Kelsey Ricks, a junior majoring in history and political science with a minor in Spanish, will spend the fall semester at the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain. Ricks was awarded a $1,000 study abroad scholarship from Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines in the U.S.
The Phi Kappa Phi study abroad scholarship requires students to have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 and attend an institution that has an active Phi Kappa Phi chapter. Fifty scholarships are awarded to students from across the U.S. Oklahoma City University’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter was chartered in 2004.
Ricks also received a $1,000 Affiliate Scholarship from Academic Programs International, the university’s program provider for the Pablo de Olavide University program in Seville, Spain.
Political science professor Mohamed Daadaoui was invited to speak at the sixth annual Muslim Studies Program Conference at Michigan State University next month. Daadaoui’s speech is titled “It’s Good to be the King: Morocco’s ‘Spring’ & the Monarchical Advantage.”
Student Jalisa Ross (Political Science major) is featured on the United Methodist Church website in a series titled “Women making history” in honor of Women’s History Month. Read her interview here.
Jeff Riles joined the Phillips Murrah law firm. He is a transactional lawyer whose primary focus is the alternative-energy industry.