David Mednicoff (public policy and Middle Eastern Studies) recently published two pieces in The Conversation--"Why Have Other Gulf States Cut Ties with Qatar?" and "Is Trump's Definition of the 'Rule of Law' the Same as the U.S. Constitution's?"
SPP interim director Charlie Schweik will collaborate on a grant from the UMass President's Office to advance research on the use of unmanned aerial systems.
Anne McSweeney received the Philip Hertz Scholarship Award and Stacey Sexton received the M.V. Lee Badgett Award at a reception at the Lord Jeffrey Inn on May 11, 2017.