News for Students & Alumni
The first joint Macalester-Carleton College Political Science Student Conference will be held April 4, 2007, in the Weyerhauser boardroom at Macalester College. As the attached announcement and application describe, this day-long conference will consist of thematically organized panels of paper presentations, each of which will include a student chair, 3-4 student presenters, and a faculty discussant. Both student and faculty participants will be drawn from the two colleges.
Announcing the Conference on Southeast Asian Americans: Building Scholarship and Cross-Campus ConnectionsNovember 17, 2006
May 12-13, 2007
Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
On campuses across the United States, a new generation of young scholars is engaged in research on the history, immigration, and contemporary life of Southeast Asian Americans in the United States. Undergraduate students are carrying out exciting research projects about the dynamic changes taking place in communities of Southeast Asian Americans and the relationship of these communities to the larger society and global environment. The “Conference on Southeast Asian Americans” has two principal aims. First, the conference will provide a forum for undergraduates to share and discuss their research. Second, the conference will offer a space for faculty and undergraduates to develop collaborative relationships for future research endeavors. The conference will focus on studies of Southeast Asian Americans who are immigrants or descendents of immigrants from the mainland of Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. We are especially interested in papers about the ethnic Burmese, Cambodian, Hmong, Khmu, Lao, Lue, Mien, Thai, Thaidam, and Vietnamese.
- August 2, 2006
Introduction of Dev Gupta and Carolyn Wong
- May 26, 2006
Seniors awarded Distinction for comps, 2005-06
Morgan Weiland '06 was honored at the Midwest Political Science Conference with First Prize for her paper, "Tacit Consent: The American News Media and Minority Tyranny." Her paper was also awarded Second Prize at the Illinois State University Conference for Undergraduate Students.
- May 26, 2006
Andrew Kaufman '07 was awarded the best undergraduate paper award on the presidency by the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association. His paper, "Historical Continuities in Presidential Debates," was completed in a seminar taught by Steven Schier.
- December 15, 2005
- August 30, 2004
- August 30, 2003
- July 30, 2002
- June 30, 2001
- June 30, 2000