Distinguished political scientists to discuss transnationalism

Two distinguished political scientists will explore issues concerned with transnationalism in a pair of lectures delivered at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12 and Feb. 15, in the Muskie Archives.  The lectures, part of the series, Transnationalism and the United Nations After 50 Years, are open to the public free of charge.

On Feb. 12, Craig Murphy, professor of political science at Wellesley College, will discuss the transnational nature of the economic world and its influence on the emergence of patterns of interaction in the 21st century.

The author of numerous essays and books, including International Organization and Industrial Change: Global Governance Since 1859 (Polity Press and Oxford University Press, 1994), Murphy has received fellowships from the Pew and Sloan foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He obtained a B.A. from Grinnell College and an M.A. and Ph.D from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

On Feb. 15, Karen Liftin, assistant professor of political science at the University of Washington, will deliver a talk, Transnationalism in Light of the 50-Year History of the United Nations and the Environment.

Liftin received a Ph.D from UCLA. The recipient of awards from the American Association of University Women and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, she is the author of Ozone Discourses: Science and Politics in Global Environmental Cooperation (Columbia University Press, 1994) as well as variety of journal articles.

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