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Government and Justice Studies Archive

Meeting and Working with Nelson Mandela: Politics and Memory in a Democratic State

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—On Tuesday, Sept. 5, Robert Haswell, geographer, political activist and former member of the Democratic Party of Parliament in South Africa, will present a lecture entitled, “Meeting and Working with Nelson Mandela: Politics and Memory in a Democratic State.” The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114 on the campus of Appalachian State University. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion including Dr. Ike Udogu and Dr. Rob Eskridge of the Department of Government and Justice Studies.

Appalachian’s Shaina Katz has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic this summer in Morocco

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Shaina Katz, a junior from Apex who is majoring in political science and minoring in Arabic at Appalachian State University, has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic for eight weeks in Meknes, Morocco beginning in early June.

Dan German Speaker Series April 4 and 12 to include Princeton professor, University of Warwick chancellor and journalist

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The new Dan German Speaker Series at Appalachian State University has invited international experts to lead conversations in April on topics ranging from the current tensions in transatlantic relations to human rights in the 21st century.

Presidential debate viewing and discussion to take place Sept. 26 on Appalachian’s campus

By: University Communications

BOONE—Appalachian State University will host a public viewing and discussion of the U.S. Presidential debate in Room 420 (Parkway Ballroom) of the Plemmons Student Union on Sept. 26.

Appalachian students to travel to Iowa to witness political history

BOONE—The venue and subject couldn’t be more exciting for 10 political science majors at Appalachian State University who will travel with their professors to observe the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, which are the first of 16 to be held in the nation.

Koch receives AAUP chapter’s Academic Freedom Award

BOONE—Dr. Andy Koch, professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University, has received the 2014 Award for Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance from the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

Education can help counter hate music’s appeal, professor says

BOONE—Music has helped propel social causes ever since the civil rights, peace and feminist movements, but when it comes to the white power movement, music is used to promote hatred and violence.

Professor’s book details history of cybercrime and provides case studies

BOONE—Cybercrime, criminal activity conducted over a computer network or the Internet, has grown in frequency and sophistication since the 1950s when a group of college students began breaching computers to steal information. While their original intent seemingly was benign, a range of theft using computer technology soon followed.

Appalachian’s moot court team participates in regional ACMCA competition

BOONE—Six students from the Department of Government and Justice Studies’ pre-professional legal studies concentration at Appalachian State University participated in the regional American Collegiate Moot Court Association competition held Nov. 8-9 at Liberty University.