Faculty Notes

Political Science

Neil Roberts: "Seeing Like a Non-State: Rastafari, Schmitt, and the Agency of 'The Movement.'"

Posted Sept. 28, 2010:  Neil Roberts, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Political Science, delivered a public lecture on September 22, 2010 at Yale University titled “Seeing Like a Non-State: Rastafari, Schmitt, and the Agency of ‘The Movement.’”  The talk was part of Yale’s Political Theory Workshop, which provides an interdisciplinary forum more »

James McAllister: Named to State Department Advisory Committee

Posted May 9: James McAllister. professor of political science, was recently invited by Assistant Secretary PJ Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs in the Department of State to serve as a member of the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation.  He has accepted and will serve a 3-year term as a representative of more »

Neil Roberts: Perspectives on Haiti

Feb. 4: Neil Roberts, assistant professor of Africana Studies and faculty affiliate in political science, delivered a pubic lecture at Dartmouth College on January 28, 2010.  His talk was part of an inaugural series entitled “Perspectives on Haiti: An Interdisciplinary Discussion of the Haitian Revolution.”  The aim of the series is to bring together a more »

2008-09 Named Chair Appointments

In 2008-09, Williams College appointed of the following professors to named chairs: Henry W. Art as the Rosenburg Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology; Ilona D. Bell as the Samuel Fessenden Clarke Professor of English; George T. Crane as the Fred Greene Third Century Professor of Political Science; Susan Dunn as the Preston S. Parish more »

"Frederick Douglass and Barack Obama"

Neil Roberts, assistant professor of Africana Studies and faculty affiliate in political science, delivered a lecture titled “Frederick Douglass and Barack Obama: Fugitive Refashioning of American Democracy” at The Julliard School in February.  In his talk, Robers explored the connection between President Obama and the American abolitionist and statesman of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass.  more »