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March

  • The People’s Politics in Venezuela: A Q&A With George Ciccariello-Maher

    March 23, 2014

    George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, an assistant professor who specializes in social movements and political theory, recently returned from Cairo, Egypt and Amman, Jordan, where he spoke in commemoration of the year anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s death, as well as the 25th anniversary of a wave of major riots and massacres in Venezuela. Invited by the countries’ Venezuelan embassies, Ciccariello-Maher addressed crowds on the lessons learned from the 1989 rebellion, the ongoing clashes in Venezuela, and the parallels between all three countries’ political unrest.

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  • Celebrating Drexel’s Authors: Rose Corrigan Publishes “Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success”

    March 12, 2014

    In honor of the recent event “Celebrating Drexel’s Authors” which featured the University’s authors and editors who published books in 2013, the Department of History and Politics congratulates Rose Corrigan, PhD, on her book

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  • Drexel Professor’s New Film Tells Untold Story of Black American Soldiers in Great Britain during World War II

    March 10, 2014

    During World War II, more than a million African Americans fought in a segregated and discriminatory U.S. military. A landmark new documentary, “Choc'late Soldiers from the USA,” produced by Drexel University writing professor Gregory Cooke, tells the compelling, previously untold story of 140,000 of these African American men and women who were stationed in Great Britain, and how they crossed a racial divide to forge an unexpected bond.

    The film will make its Philadelphia debut at Drexel on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium of the Bossone Research Center (3120 Market St.). A question-and-answer session and reception will follow the screening from 8 – 9 p.m.

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  • Archives, Artifacts, and the Hogwarts Express: Winter Research Excursion in London

    March 04, 2014

    Sometimes the quest for research leads to amazing places. For four Drexel history majors and their senior thesis faculty supervisor, that place was London. For five winter days, Sam Coppell, Zachary Cohen, Edward Stroud and Ulric Miller, along with history professor Lloyd Ackert, PhD, immersed themselves in research and the archives at the British Library, gathering materials for their senior theses.

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