When Elephants Fight: How Global Geopolitical Changes Affect African Institutions
“Dr. Quinn will discuss his book which describes how two region-wide shifts in prevailing political and economic institutions and practices of sub-Saharan Africa can be linked to two prior global geopolitical realignments: the end of WWII with the ensuing American and Soviet led bipolar system, and the end of the Cold War with American primacy. The argument assumes that ideas as well as material resources matter, and that how they matter is contingent on which particular nations are running, or trying to run, the international system as well as the type of competition or cooperation evident among and between the great powers.”
Dr. John James Quinn, Professor of Political Science at Truman State University, will be speaking this week Thursday, February 23, at 7pm in MG 2001. Here is a link to our Facebook event or our website for more information. We hope to see you there and that everyone gains a new perspective on issues that impact our global community.
Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students in 2017-18 are now available. Applications can be submitted and revised until the deadline of midnight, March 9. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Finances, Scholarships, Foundation Scholarship Application.
This is the primary application process for current students. The process is competitive. To learn more, click on Guidelines and Helpful Hints on the Foundation Scholarship application page on TruView.
Foundation scholarships are available thanks to the generous private gifts of alumni and friends.
Huping Ling donates her father’s archives to Hoover, with Dr. Erick Wakin, the Director of Hoover Archives and Library, and Dr. Hsiao-ting Lin, the Curator of the East Asian Collection and Research Fellow, 16 December 2016.
For additional information about the papers involved see the full story at http://www.hoover.org/news/hoover-archives-acquires-papers-linghu-pu-nationalist-official-north-china
Professor Huping Ling was featured on 22 January 2017 in The World Journal.
The article, “Huping Ling Uncovers Unknown Chines History at the Hoover Institution Archives,” highlights her findings from her current book project “Sword Blue: A Chiang Kai-shek’s Man.” It depicts a century-long history of China from 1910 to 2010 through the glories, sufferings, and adventures of Sword Blue, a top-ranking Nationalist government official in Shanxi, China. Ling recently donated her father’s archives “Papers of Linghu Pu” to Hoover. The collection spans from 1910 to 2000 and includes photos, diaries, confession papers, official certifications and government papers, Linghu and Ma family genealogies, and oral history interviews. Hoover also houses the personal diaries of Chaing Kai-shek.
See http://www.worldjournal.com/4753619/article-shortlink/?ref=email for the full article.
Early-Vreeland Lecture: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 pm, VH1000. Richard Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will discuss how capitalism can be overcome through increased democracy using the recent global economic crisis as an example. Wolff’s approach will help explain recent problems with globalization, including the current populist backlash that is sweeping the world.
Kohlenberg-Towne Lecture: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:30 pm, SUB 3200. Saul Cornell, speaking on “Race and The Second Amendment.” Prof. Cornell, Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University, author of A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers of the Origins of Gun Control in America, will explore the complex connections between race and the Second Amendment by examining the constitutional arguments over the right to bear arms in relation to slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Reconstruction Era.
Foundation scholarships for those studying abroad in 2017 are open to students. Applications are online and are due by midnight, Jan. 19. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab and click “Foundation Scholarship Application” under Student Finance.
Mount Vernon offers a number of opportunities each summer for internships and rising sophomores can apply for prestigious Leadership Fellows program (a 6-week summer institute). For more information see their website or TSU’s Facebook page.