DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES SUMMARY
FOR JULY 1, 1998 TO JUNE 30, 1999

 

I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

Dinan, John J.

Keeping the People’s Liberties: Legislators, Citizens, and Judges as Guardians of Rights (University Press of Kansas, 1998).

Harriger, Katy J.

"Can the Independent Counsel Statute Be Saved," Law & Contemporary Problems, 62, 101-114.

"Cues and Miscues in the Constitutional Dialogue," Review of Politics, 60 (Summary 1998), 497-524.

"Damned If She Does and Damned If She Doesn’t: The Attorney General and the Independent Counsel Statute," Georgetown Law Journal, 86 (July 1998), 2097-2117.

Kennedy, Charles H.

(with Craig Baxter, Yogendra Malik, and Robert Oberst) Government and Politics in South Asia, 4th ed. (Boulder: Westview Press, 1998).

Lee, Wei-chin

Book Review of Dennis Hickey, "Taiwan’s Security in the Changing International System," American Political Science Review, 92 (1998), 749-750.

Welsh, Helga A.

"Zwischen Macht und Ohnmacht: Die 1. Bezirkssekretäre der SED," in: Stefan Hornbostel, ed., Sozialistische Eliten. Opladen: Leske + Budrich, 1999, 109-128.

"Von der Transition zur Konsolidierung: Eine Bestandsaufnahme," in: Arndt Hopfmann and Michael Wolf, eds., Transformation und Interdependenz. Beiträge zu Theorie und Empirie der mittel- und osteuropäischen Systemwechsel. Münster und Hamburg: Lit-Verlag, 1998, 113-134

Book review of Andy Markovits and Simon Reich, " The German Predicament: Memory and Power in the New Europe," Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1977, Journal of Politics, 61 (May 1999).

II. Papers and Presentations

Dinan, John J.

Paper: "The Rehnquist Court’s Federalism Decisions in Perspective," Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 15-17, 1999.

Paper: "The Supreme Court Confronts Federalism: The Distinctiveness of the Rehnquist Court’s Federalism Decisions," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, September 3-6, 1998.

Paper: "State Constitutional Conventions and the American Constitutional Tradition," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, September 3-6, 1998.

Durotoye, Yomi

Paper: "The Family and the Education of Children among the Yoruba," Retooling Education for Diversity, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, April 16-17, 1999.

Paper: "Opposition Politics in Nigeria (1993-1998): Implications for Democratic Reforms," North Carolina Political Science Conference, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC, March 19-20, 1999.

Paper: "Ethnicity and the Failing Nigerian State," Harriet Elliot Social Science Symposium, Managing Political Conflict in Divided Societies, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, February 24-25, 1999.

Panelist and Rapporteur: "Conflict in Africa," Triangle Institute for Security Studies, Chapel Hill, NC, February 5-6, 1999.

Team Leader (International): Planning meeting for a National Dialogue on Environmental Justice: Strengthening the Bridge Between Economic Development and Sustainable Communities. Medical University of South Carolina/U.S. Department of Energy, Charleston, SC, January 21-23, 1999.

Fleer, Jack D.

Chair: "Problems of Dissent, Inequality, and Policy Choices in Democracies," Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, October 31, 1999.

Harriger, Katy J.

Paper: "The Independent Counsel and the Limits of the Law," Bliss Institute for Applied Politics. University of Akron, Akron, OH, September 25, 1998.

Kennedy, Charles H.

Presentation: "Role of Islam," Alternative Futures: Pakistan 2015. National Intelligence Council and U.S. Department of State, Intelligence and Research Bureau, Washington, D.C., June 24-25, 1999.

Presentation: "The Religious Elite," Who Rules Pakistan: Conference on Pakistan. Columbia University, New York, NY, April 10-11, 1999.

AIPS Director/Workshop Participant: Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 51st Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, March 12-14, 1999.

Presentation: "Pakistan Approaches the 21st Century: Nawaz Sharif’s Second Administration, 1997," Conference on South Asia: Fifty Years After Independence. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, March 3, 1999.

AIPS Director/Workshop Participant: Council of Overseas American Research Centers, Directors’ Meeting. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., January 22-23, 1999.

Founding Member; discussant: Research Group on Wildlife and Forest Conservation Policy in South Asia Conference. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, December 9, 1998.

Paper: "Role of the Kashmir Study Group in the Resolution of the Kashmir Dispute," International Seminar on 50 Years of UN Resolutions on Kashmir: The Quest for Self-determination. Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, August 12-13, 1998.

Chair; Panel Organizer: "Gender, Ethnicity, and Civil Society in Afghanistan: Taliban Public Policy and the State," Wisconsin Conference on South Asia, 27th Annual Meeting. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, October 15-18, 1998.

Lee, Wei-chin

Paper: "Security Dividend: A Study of Privatization of Taiwan’s Defense Factory," International Studies Association South/Southwestern Social Science Association, San Antonio, TX, March 31-April 3, 1999.

Discussant: "Continuity and Change: International Relations with Asia," Southeastern Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Athens, GA, January 15-17, 1999.

Chair: "The Logic of Taiwan’s Democratic Consolidation," American Political Association Meeting, Boston, MA, September 3-6, 1998.

Siavelis, Peter M.

Paper: "Managing Political Conflict in Divided Societies: Latin America," at the 1999 Harriet Elliot Social Science Symposium, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, February 25, 1999.

Paper: "Party System Continuity and Transformation in a ‘Model’ Transition," Research Symposium entitled "Chile 1990-1999: The Model Country for Democracy and Development?," sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego, CA, December 10-12, 1998.

Discussant: "Public Opinion and the Media," Research Symposium entitled "Chile 1990-1999: The Model Country for Democracy and Development?," sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego, CA, December 10-12, 1998.

Paper: "The Hidden Logic of Candidate Selection," XXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, IL, September 24-26, 1998.

Discussant: "Legislatures in Latin America," XXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, IL, September 24-26, 1998.

Discussant: "Legislatures in Latin America," American Political Science Association Meeting, Boston, MA, September 3-6, 1998.

Smith, Kathy B.

Paper: (with Craig A. Smith) "Dance With the One that Brought You: Trustworthiness and Confidence in the Reagan and Clinton Scandals," International Communications Association, San Francisco, CA, May 1999.

Discussant: "The Limits of Presidential Leadership," American Political Science Association Meeting, Boston, MA, September 3-6, 1999.

Paper: (with Craig A. Smith) "Bill Clinton in Rhetorical Crisis: The 1998 Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal," National Communications Association Meeting, New York, NY, November 1998.

Weinstein, David

Paper: "Naturalism and the Vindication of Utilitarianism," Ben Gurion University, Israel, March 1999.

Paper: "D.G. Ritchie’s Evolutionary Utilitarianism and the Specter of Herbert Spencer," University College London, United Kingdom, December 1998.

Paper: "The New Liberalism, Common Good and the Rejection of Utilitarianism, American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, September 1998.

Paper: "The New Liberal Concept of a Person," 6th International Conference of the Society for the Study of European Ideas, Haifa, Israel, August 1998.

Welsh, Helga A.

Presentation: "The Paradoxes of German Politics," Panel discussion "150 Days After the Elections," Center for European Studies, Harvard University, March 8, 1999.

Presentation: "Germany After the Elections: Normalcy at Last?" Keynote Speaker, Conference on "Germany After the Elections: A Country in Transition." A Conference sponsored by the University of Richmond, the Armonk Institute of New York, and the Virginia Department of Education, November 20-21, 1998.

Presentation, Roundtable: "Germany After the Elections," International Studies Association Meeting, South, Charlotte, NC, October 30-November 1, 1998.

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

Kennedy, Charles H.

Director, American Institute of Pakistan Studies

Member, Board of Trustees, American Institute of Bangladesh Studies

Member, Board of Directors, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

Member, Kashmir Study Group

Consulting Editor, Asian Affairs

Founding Member, Research Group on Wildlife and Forest Conservation Policy in South Asia

Lee, Wei-chin

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Chinese Political Science

Book Review Editor, Journal of Asian and African Studies.

At-Large member of the Executive Council, Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies.

Coordinator, Conference Group on Taiwan Studies, American Political Science Association.

Program Chair, American Political Science Association Conference Group on Taiwan Studies, American Political Science Association meeting in Boston, MA.

Sears, Richard D.

Secretary-Treasurer, National Council of International Studies Administrators (NCISPA)

Consultant, Shippensburg State University

Siavelis, Peter M.

Secretary, Latin American Political Institutions Section, the Latin American Studies Association.

Founding Board Member, Latin American Political Institutions Section, the Latin American Studies Association.

World Wide Web Page Coordinator LAPIS—Latin American Political Institutions Section, the Latin American Studies Association.

Consultant to "Political Database of the Americas," Georgetown University/Organization of American States.

Briefing Consultant, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Latin American Division. Participated and presented paper for the briefing seminar for U.S. Ambassador to Chile, John O’Leary.

Smith, Kathy B.

Article Reviewer for American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Southeastern Political Review.

Weinstein, David

Chairman, International Society for Utilitarian Studies

Welsh, Helga A.

Member, Editorial board, German Studies Review

Secretary-Treasurer, Conference Group on German Politics

IV. External Grants Received

Harriger, Katy J.

$ 9,000 "Academic and Community Engagement Fellows," M.R. Babcock

Fund for Ethics and Leadership.

Kennedy, Charles H.

$ 125,000 United States Information Agency/CAORC, 1998-1999.

$ 100,000 Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Education, 1998.

Lee, Wei-chin

$ 16, 500 "Taiwan in the New Millenium," American Political Science Association Annual Meeting panels. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taipei, Taiwan.

Siavelis, Peter M.

$ 1,532 "Candidate Selection Strategies for Chilean Parliamentary Elections." American Political Science Association.

Weinstein, David

$ 10,000 Visiting Associate Professor, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

$ 4,000 "The New Liberalism in the Shadow of Utilitarianism, National Endowment for the Humanities.