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News & Research Updates

The ‘Third Rail of American Politics” is Still Electrifying – November 3, 2021 in NYTimes

René Flores (CISSR 20-21 Faculty Fellow) – Assistant Prof. of Sociology 

Ariel Azar (CISSR 21-22 Dissertation Fellow) – Sociology PhD Student

Punishment and Politicization in the International Human Rights Regime – November 2, 2021 in American Political Science Review

Rochelle Terman (CISSR Book Fellow) – Assistant Prof. of Political Science 

Joshua Byun – Political Science PhD Student 

Aukus is Awkward, But Not Abnormal: How U.S. Foreign Policy Experts Think About America’s Alliances – October 26, 2021 in War on the Rocks

Paul Poast (CISSR Board Member)

Associate Prof. of Political Science 

The attraction of direct action: the making of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in the Iranian Kurdish conflict – October 21, 2021 in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

Maryam Alemzadeh (CISSR 17-18 Dissertation Fellow)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, Princeton University 

The New Black Internationalism – October 2021 in Dissent

Adom Getachew (CISSR Book Fellow) – Neubauer Family Assistant Prof. of Political Science

Aid as pan-Islamic solidarity in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Toward an anthropology of universalism – August 2021 in American Ethnologist 

Darryl Li (CISSR 19-20 Faculty Fellow) 

Assistant Prof. of Anthropology & Associate Faculty in Law

Negotiating exclusion: Regulatory barriers in preferential trade agreements – July 6, 2021 in Economics & Politics

Robert Gulotty (CISSR Book Fellow) – Assistant Prof. of Political Science 

İpek Çınar (CISSR 21-22 Rudolph Field Research) – Political Science PhD Student

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October 4, 2021

UChicago Aims of Education Address 2021: Kimberly Kay Hoang

Professor Kimberly Kay Hoang delivers the annual Aims of Education Address from Rockefeller Chapel.

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