Visiting Professor Willy Ostreng

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April 14-18, 2014 Schedule

Tuesday, April 15

1 pm, PSA sponsored talk, Gruening 408, topic: “Arctic futures for UAF grads”

3:40 pm, PS 462/662/NORS 662, Gruening 614E; discussion topic: “East Asian and the Arctic”

5:30 pm, Public Policy class seminar, Gruening 301, on “interdisciplinarity”

Wednesday, April 16

10:30 am, Russian Politics Class, Brooks 302, topic: “Russia in the Arctic”

11:45 am, Democracy & Society, Gruening 202, topic: “Social Democracy in Norway”

6-9 pm, Public lecture, Murie Auditorium (with live stream recording: ), topic: “The New Geopolitics of the Arctic”

Thursday, April 17

2 pm, World History course, Gruening 408, topic: TBA

3:40-5:10 pm, Circumpolar Northern History, Gruening 303, topic: “Shipping Arctic Waters: A comparison of the northeast, northwest and transpolar passages”

UAF's Model United Nations Club Recognition

UAF’s Model United Nations (MUN) club traveled to New York in late March to participate in the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference.   The purpose of the club and the national conference is for students to learn about various international issues, become familiar with and simulate the work of the United Nations, and develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills.  

The five-day national conference is a chance for students to act as delegates representing countries in simulated United Nations committees in order to address a host of global challenges.   This year, the club represented Rwanda on the Security Council and Chad on all other committees.   Participants included Sam Allen, Grace Amundsen, Mathew Carrick, Mamie Davis, Chanda File, Ana Fochesatto, Brix Hahn, Erik Hernandez-Burzynski, Michael Magnan, and Ayla O’Scannell.   Dr. Brandon Boylan, UAF MUN club advisor, accompanied the students.

Current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, offered the keynote address at the opening ceremony.

 At the end of the conference, the UAF team was recognized as an Honorable Mention Delegation, one of three delegation awards bestowed to teams demonstrating the following criteria: remaining in character, participation in committee, and proper use of the rules of procedure.  Of 207 teams, only 82 received awards.  The UAF team stood out among 5,000+ participants from across the globe.


Department of Political Science

PO Box 756420
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6420
6th floor, Gruening Bldg
Room 603 c/d
phone: 907.474.7609
fax: 907.474.7244


Political Science Colloquium, "How Do Natural Disasters Affect our Lives?"

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Tuesday, April 22, 7-8:30 p.m., Gruening 306

Jason Enia, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Sam Houston State Univeristy

  • Capitalist Institutions and Disasters:  Do Contract Intensive Economies Save Lives?

Alan Steinberg, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, Sam  Houston State University

  • Social Media Use in State-Level Emergency Management:  A Large-N Study?

Political Science Classes Summer 2014

PS F100X-F92   Political Economy
Taught by Gerald McBeath
Distance Ed – Blackboard
3 credits. CRN 51524

PS F295-F91   State and Local Gov't
Taught by Thomas Emmer, Duck 344
MTWRF. 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. , May 12 -23
3 credits. CRN 51754

PS F295-F92   State and Local Government
Taught by Thomas Emmer
Distance Ed - Blackboard
3 credits. CRN 51755

Summer Sessions
PS F100X-F61   Political Economy
Taught by Jonathan Rosenberg
Duckering 342, May 27 – July 2
MTWR, 12 – 1:15 p.m.
3 credits. CRN 51500

PS F321-F61   International Politics
Taught by Brandon Boylan
Bunnell 313, May 27 – July 2
MTWR, 12 – 1:50 p.m
3 credits. CRN 51639

PS F202-F61   Democracy & Global Society
Taught by Jonathan Rosenberg
Gruening 303, May 27 – July 2
MTWR, 2 – 3:50 p.m.
3 credits. CRN 51501

PS F321- F62
   International Politics
Taught by Brandon Boylan
Video, May 27 – July 2
MTWR, 12 – 1:50 p.m
3 credits. CRN 51632

PS F300X-UX1   Ethics and Society
Taught by Amy Lovecraft
Distance Ed, May 19 – August 18
3 credits. CRN 51261

PS F300X-UX1   Ethics and Society
Taught by Alex Hirsch
Gruening 303, July 7 – August 15
MTWR, 12 – 1:50 p.m
3 credits. CRN 51992

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