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Former Ambassador Laurence Pope ’67 and Government Professor Barbara Elias Talk International Affairs on ‘Maine Calling’

Former Ambassador Laurence Pope ’67, a thirty-one-year Foreign Service veteran, and Assistant Professor of Government Barbara Elias Klenner paired up on the Maine Public Radio call-in program Maine Calling to discuss President Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy.

Pardon Me: Bowdoin’s Rudalevige on What You Need to Know about Presidential Powers

President Trump’s recent tweet that “all agree the U.S. President has the complete power to pardon …” has sparked conversation and debate on many fronts. Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, dives into the topic for Monkey Cage, the Washington Post’s political science blog.

Lonnie Hackett ’14 Heading to Oxford as Rotary Scholar

Hackett hopes to use the skills gained studying at Oxford to help him expand the school health program he set up in Zambia four years ago. By the end of next year, he aims to be helping 100,000 children by training their teachers to also be “frontline health care workers.”

Monkey Cage: ‘Founding Principles’ Examines Role of the President

The president of the United States is frequently referred to as “the leader of the free world” and thought of as the world’s most powerful person, writes Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government Andrew Rudalevige. But to really understand the role of the country’s chief executive, he continued, they key thing to remember is the “structural weakness” inherent in the presidency.

The Pros and Cons of a Nuclear Weapons Ban (War on the Rocks)

The prospect of a ban on nuclear weapons is causing division within the global community, writes Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Rebecca Gibbons in War on the Rocks, a news site specializing in national security and foreign policy issues.

Bowdoin Grads’ Shakespeare-Inspired Comedy Show Gets Rave Reviews in NYC

Maggie Seymour ’16 and Olivia Atwood ’17 have taken their show to New York City, and the reception couldn’t be better. Writing in the online theater magazine Curtain Up, Deirdre Donavon said “15 Villainous Fools has winning simplicity,” describing Atwood and Seymour as “terrific clowns,” who give the old play a “new immediacy.”

Rudalevige: If You Don’t like Congress, Blame the Constitution (Monkey Cage)

Andrew Rudalevige reflects on the consistently bad approval ratings scored by Congress, and asks, “If Congress is so bad, why do we keep so many of its members around for so many years?”

Bowdoin Among Those Valued for Undergraduate Research (Inside Higher Ed.)

Analytical chemistry professor Elizabeth Stemmler is cited in a recent study highlighting the contribution made by undergraduate researchers.