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Politics

News about UB’s political science programs, and related insight into politics.

4/16/14

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will speak at the 2014 commencement ceremony for the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP).

4/9/14

It may be news to some foreign policy analysts and democracy advocates on the right and the left, but there is now concrete evidence that, repeatedly over the last 200 years, nations have moved toward democracy not for the reasons assumed for many decades (literacy levels, foreign aid, degree of national development) but because of strong networks between non-democratic states and their democratic neighbors.

3/18/14

BUFFALO, N.Y. —  Nigerian poet and novelist Chris Abani, a self-described “zealot of optimism” and one of  America’s premiere authors, will participate in “Civil Wars: Narrating Horror and Hope,” an international conference on the nightmares engendered by civil wars across time and space, presented March 28 and 29 by the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute.

1/24/14

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal that the federal government grant 50,000 visas to immigrants willing to settle and work in Detroit shows, once again, that some of the most innovative and creative ideas about immigration are coming from the state and local levels, according to Rick T. Su, an expert on immigration law and associate professor of law at the University at Buffalo Law School.

10/16/13

A top national expert – who also happens to be University at Buffalo graduate – will discuss the state of the U.S. economy on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)

Jonathan Katz
6/26/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A pioneering academic and gay activist at the University at Buffalo has praised today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage as “the biggest advance in queer rights since the Lawrence v. Texas decision in 2003, which overturned anti-sodomy laws.”

2/13/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo experts are available to speak to the media about ideas and proposals that President Barack Obama shared in his State of the Union address, from energy policies to the need to better prepare American students for high-tech careers and increasing the minimum wage. 

2/8/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lockport native Paul Haenle, who served as U.S. National Security Council director for China, Taiwan and Mongolian affairs from 2007 to 2009 under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, will visit the University at Buffalo on Feb. 12 to present two talks, both free and open to the public.

11/15/12

The Affordable Care Act will be the subject of the J. Warren Perry Lecture that will be presented at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions on Nov. 16 from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. by Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

11/2/12

When third-year University at Buffalo Law School student Christopher Safulko takes his part in this weekend's law school trial team competition in San Francisco, he'll feel the familiar stress to perform under pressure and the adrenaline rush of backing up the others on his team.