PSIA Faculty News on EagleEye

A reminder that UMW's EagleEye news has additional information about what faculty are up to including media mentions, awards, and research. Check out the PSIA Department tag on EagleEye (and professional notes) to see more news related to our department! … [Read more...]

Professor Davidson Presents on US-Italy Relations

On December 13, 2021, Professor Davidson gave a presentation on Defense and Security Relations Between the US and Italy: Challenges and Prospects to a conference on US-Italy relations at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was one of only five academics invited to present. Check out this article for more information on the US-Italy relations conference and a summary of his presentation! … [Read more...]

Review of Prof. Davidson’s book America’s Entangling Alliances

H-Diplo, a well-respected digital international relations publication, recently shared a review of Professor Davidson’s book America’s Entangling Alliances calling it “a useful addition to this scholarship and a good tool for teachers and researchers alike.” Check out H-Diplo’s book review! … [Read more...]

Is China a threat or an opportunity? Depends which Americans you ask (KLCC; NPR; WAMU)

Elizabeth Larus, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, says any economic “de-coupling” between the U.S. and China will be very difficult. “You can’t just say you’re going to pick up your factory and move all your resources and have a consistent, reliable energy source and the shipping port to get your stuff out at a decent price, and the logistics. China has nailed that down,” said Larus, the author of Politics and Society in Contemporary China. Check out her appearances on KLCC, NPR, and WAMU below! Professor Larus on KLCC!  Professor Larus On NPR!  Professor Larus on WAMU!  … [Read more...]

Professor Davidson to Present in Rome

Professor Davidson has been invited by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA) to participate in a conference entitled A Lasting Bond: Revisiting & Re-evaluating Italy-US Relations 160 Years since their Inception to be held in Rome on 13 December 2021. The conference’s goal is to bring together Italian and US experts to take stock of the state of play in the bilateral relationship between Italy and the United States. He is invited to be a speaker on “An Overview of Italian-Us Relations: Prospects for the Future." … [Read more...]

Professor Larus Shares Insights on China’s Politics and Relations

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, discussed her book Politics & Society in Contemporary China (2020) on Ryan Ray’s Inside the War Room podcast. Professor Larus shared her insight on pressing issues in China’s politics, economy, foreign relations, and China-US-Taiwan relations. Check out Professor Larus on Ryan Ray’s Podcast! … [Read more...]

Professor Larus on Biden-Suga Summit

PSIA Chair Elizabeth Freund Larus was quoted in the April 14 Financial Times article “US pushes Japan to back Taiwan at Biden-Suga summit.” Professor Larus stated that it was critical to show a “united front” over Taiwan. “Not only will China be listening to hear any such statement, but so will US allies in the Asia-Pacific who need to be reassured of US commitment to the region,” she said. Check out the relevant article on the Biden-Suga Summit! … [Read more...]

Professor Farnsworth and Political Humor – Johnny Carson Show

Professor Farnsworth talks about political humor from Johnny Carson on C-SPAN3 and as part of UMW's Great Lives lecture series. … [Read more...]

Professor Larus Debates on US Sanctioning of Chinese and Russian Firms

PSIA Department Chair Elizabeth Larus debated analysts from Shanghai, Moscow, and Budapest on US sanctioning of Chinese and Russian firms on Indus News episode 78 “In Focus: South Asia” on December 1, 2020. … [Read more...]

Professor Cooperman on Women Congressional Candidates and Campaign Finance

Professor Cooperman joined a Facebook Live panel to discuss the book, “Politicking While Female: The Political Lives of Women,” and her chapter, “On the Money: Assessing the Campaign Finance Networks of Women Congressional Candidates.” Check out LSU’s panel on Facebook for the discussion. … [Read more...]