Brazil’s Lula Exemplifies the Many Lefts of Latin America, says Amherst College Political Scientist Javier Corrales

November 3, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Expect the unexpected from the Latin American left, predicts Javier Corrales, associate professor of political science at Amherst College and author of an article on “The Many Lefts of Latin America” in the most recent issue of Foreign Policy.

Bernard Harcourt To Speak at Amherst College on “Miscarriages of Justice” April 16

April 6, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Bernard E. Harcourt, the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Criminology and the director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago, will give a talk titled “Flipping a Coin, Throwing the Dice: Miscarriages of Justice and the Sentencing Lottery” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Babbott Room in the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Croxton Lectureship, Harcourt’s talk will be free and open to the public.

News from the Department of Political Science Fall 2017

Professor Kerry Ratigan has an article forthcoming in World Development (October issue) entitled, Disaggregating the Developing Welfare State:  Provincial Social Policy Regimes in China, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X17301730.  She has also been awarded a research grant from the Chian Ching-ku Foundation for a survey of popular attitudes towards social policy in China.  The survey will be conducted in the fall of 2017.