Dr. Elena Pokalova, author of Chechnya’s Terrorist Network: The Evolution of Terrorism in Russia’s North Caucasus (Praeger, 2015), recently discussed Russia’s experiences with terrorism at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Pokalova earned her PhD in Political Science from Kent State University in 2011. Her dissertation, “Shifting Faces of Terror After 9/11: Framing the Terrorist Threat,” was chaired by Drs. Andrew Barnes and Landon Hancock and focused on the ways in which counterterrorism efforts shifted and became more militarized after 2011. Her October 2015 talk at the Wilson Center covered the evolution of terrorism in Russia, Russia's responses to the threat, and the North Caucasus connections to the conflict in Syria. Pokalova is currently Assistant Professor of Security Studies at the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University.

Click here for audio of the Wilson Center event: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/russias-war-against-terror-the-north-caucasus-and-beyond


POSTED: Monday, March 07, 2016 02:35 PM
UPDATED: Thursday, December 08, 2022 04:31 PM

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted recently issued a joint proclamation recognizing the impact that employee-owned companies have on Ohio’s economy as well as the work of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) based at Kent State University, which requested the proclamation. The OEOC has served as a nonprofit outreach center providing support, resources and assistance to businesses since 1987.

Kent State University's Division of Graduate Studies recently announced a number of awards, scholarships, and fellowships to outstanding graduate students. This year, 17 students from the College of Arts & Sciences were recognized with these awards. Congratulations to the students and their advisors! Thank you to those who've nominated students and supported them in their academic and research pursuits!

Arts & Sciences graduate students that received awards for the 2022-2023 academic year included:

Congratulations to Political Science Professor Mark K. Cassell, Ph.D., who recently published an article and was interviewed by Mitteilungen, a publication focused on Germany’s banking system. The article discusses the central role of the publicly-held savings banks during economic and social crises including the refugee crisis in 2015 and the current Covid pandemic among other topics.