The public administration doctoral program in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs has welcomed Ali Zackery as a visiting scholar from the University of Tehran, where he is finishing his doctoral dissertation in futures studies. Zackery is the program’s first visiting scholar from Iran and is hosted by Dr. Göktuğ Morçöl, professor of public administration.
Penn State Harrisburg will present a screening of the film “Hate [La Haine],” followed by a faculty panel discussion on Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m. in 102 EAB, Educational Activities Building on campus, as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series.
Dr. Shaun Gabbidon, distinguished professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, received the 2015 Julius Debro Award, given by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime (DPCC).
The Julius Debro Award recognizes a member of the DPCC who has made outstanding contributions in service to professional organizations, academic institutions, or the advancement of criminal justice.
Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspectives on Currents Events panel titled “The Global Economy and its Dependency on Fragile Supply Chains” on Wednesday, November 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
Dr. Juliette Tolay, assistant professor of political science in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will present “Is there a European refugee crisis? A conversation on the context of contemporary human mobility” on Wednesday, October 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.
Dr. Bing Ran, associate professor of public administration in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, recently was elected as chair of the Organizational Theory Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) after serving as the divisional coordinator and editor over the past two years.
ASAC is the international association for management and administrative sciences scholars at Canadian and international postsecondary institutions as well as private and public sector organizations.
Dr. Beverly Cigler, distinguished professor of public policy and administration in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, has received the 2015 Leslie A. Whittington Award for Excellence in Teaching, given by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).
In early January 2015, the Paris offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo were attacked by two Islamist terrorists, leaving 12 people dead and 11 injured. Several related attacks followed in the Île-de-France region, where five more people were killed and 11 wounded.
The attacks, said to have been sparked by Charlie Hebdo’s controversial depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, sparked worldwide attention and ignited the French public for several weeks.