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January 31, 2012

Poli Sci Alumna Honored by White House

An alumna of the University of Minnesota's Political Science Ph.D program has been named a "Champion of Change" by the Obama administration. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg was honored at the White House on Monday January 30th.
She was recognized at an event celebrating the achievements of trailblazers in American diaspora communities with roots int he Horn of Africa-- leaders who build strong communities and mobilize networks across borders to address global challenges. The event was hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement in collaboration with the Secretary of State's Office of Global Partnerships and allowed White House officials and agency representatives to participate in discussions with the Champions about the work they are doing. More information can be found at www.whitehouse.gov/champions.

January 3, 2012

Professor Cathy Cohen

Cathy Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, will be on campus January 19, 2012. Professor Cohen will present a talked titled "Politics, New Media and Inequality: From the Occupy Movement to the 2012 Elections" at 4pm in the Cowles Auditorium in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. This event is co-sponsored by the Gender, Sexuality, Power and Politics Colloquium; the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Inequality and Politics; the American Politics Proseminar; the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; and the Department of Political Science. The event is free and open to the public; a reception will follow Professor Cohen's lecture. Any questions about the event can be directed to Libby Sharrow at shar0139@umn.edu.