Sweta Sen is the recipient of the prestigious Senesh Graduate Fellowship for 2016-2017

Sweta Sen, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, is the recipient of the prestigious Senesh Graduate Fellowship for 2016-2017. The fellowship provides a $10,000 stipend across a two-year period and is awarded to two exceptional women academics conducting research in the field of peace studies. The rigorous selection process is based on unrestricted citizenship, and includes worthy women scholars from various developing countries.

Originally from India, Sweta joined the doctoral program at KSU in 2012. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, she worked with an anti-human-trafficking project that was administered by the European Union through the Group Development Association of France in India. During her tenure there, she was actively involved in restoration, rehabilitation, and reintegration of the trafficking survivors into mainstream society.

Sweta's dissertation explores why some non-state armed groups voluntarily comply with international humanitarian norms and subsequently contribute significantly to the protection of civilians in situations of conflict. Through her research, she expects to expand our understanding of non-state actors and their socio-political relations, as well as constructive conflict management in regions where the state authority is absent or only offers extreme brutality and oppression. Thus, she plans to explore an alternative to the mainstream understanding of peace-building that still equates strong states with sustainable peace, and consequently, is impervious to the realities of irregular wars and sub-state networks.

POSTED: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 03:09 PM
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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.