SUNY Oneonta News

March 8, 2011
 

SUNY ONEONTA CONFERENCE TACKLES CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL SCIENCE ISSUES

 

ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The third annual Undergraduate Political Science Conference at SUNY Oneonta will take place on Friday, March 11 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.in the Morris Conference Center on the college's campus. This event is open to the public and admission is complimentary.

Dr. Sarah Pralle from Syracuse University's Maxwell School will deliver the keynote address, entitled "Do Win-Win Outcomes Exist?: Confronting Tradeoffs in Contemporary Environmental Politics," at 1:30 p.m. Another highlight will be a student-led discussion panel on "The Paradox of International Human Rights: Are Universal Rights Inherently Oppressive?" It will discuss the occasional conflict between human rights and cultural diversity.

Throughout the day, the conference will feature student research from SUNY Oneonta and other colleges in the Northeast, including the University of Albany, Elmira College, Marist College, Siena College, and Columbia University. Topics will include analysis of health policies, critiques of the Arizona immigration law, failures of past executives, international women's issues, and YouTube's and Twitter's affects on politics.

Additional information about the conference and its schedule can be found at www.oneonta.edu/polsconf.


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