This regular roundup features a selection of recent mentions of St. Lawrence University and its students, faculty, and staff in regional, national, and international media outlets.
President Morris, faculty, staff, and students were featured by media outlets around the globe sharing their experience navigating the college search process, celebrating the St. Lawrence community, and using their expertise to weigh in on current events.
President Kathryn A. Morris was featured in an article published by TheWallstreetJournal.com on Nov. 29 sharing what it was like to navigate the college search process as a parent and top college administrator.
President Morris has dedicated her life to higher education and chose to become a professor because she understood the impact of teaching and mentoring on students’ lives. She arrived at St. Lawrence following a distinguished career at Butler University, where she had most recently served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for eight years. Prior to her time as provost, President Morris served as a professor of psychology and was chair of that department at Butler. Her areas of expertise include social psychology, the psychology of gender, methodology, and statistics.
Associate Professor of History Howard Eissenstat’s insights about a football announcer being taken off the air after mentioning the name of a former player living in self-exile in the U.S. because of his affiliation with a movement inspired by a considered enemy by Turkish President Erdoğan were featured in an article published by TurkishMinute.com on Dec. 2.
He also weighed in on the ongoing conflict between Turkey and U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria during an interview with CNN on Nov. 26 in articles published by LorientLeJour.com on Dec. 2 and Politicio.com on Nov. 22.
“Turkey is quite serious about the current Syria offensive,” said Eissenstat. “This fits with both long-standing Turkish assumptions about its security interests and Erdoğan’s need to look strong in advance of elections scheduled for June. Under the current circumstances, Russia or the U.S. might be able to impose limits on Turkish actions, but they can’t stop them entirely.”
Eissenstats's recent work has focused increasingly on contemporary Turkish domestic and foreign policy, especially on issues of rule-of-law, minority rights, and the reshaping of political culture under the Justice and Development Party (AKP). At St. Lawrence, he teaches courses on Middle Eastern history and politics and in the First-Year Seminar (FYS). In addition to traditional academic work, Eissenstat served for over a decade as a Turkey Country Specialist for Amnesty International-USA. He has lectured at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. military, and the Canadian Foreign Service Institute, as well as given testimony to the Canadian Senate and offered briefings to Congressional Committees.
Brenda Papineau '02, M'06,'15
Brenda Papineau '02, M'06,'15 was featured in an article about her appointment to Director of Native American Affairs published by IndianTime.net on Dec. 2
Papineau, a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe from Akwesasne, will collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and offices across campus to develop and strengthen relations with Indigenous communities regionally and nationally, including programming to support the enrollment, retention, and success of Indigenous students. Papineau will also serve as the University's liaison with external organizations to identify opportunities for partnerships across communities.
Nuri Lesbek ’23
President of St. Lawrence Club Soccer Nuri Lesbek ’23 shared what inspired him to coordinate a World Cup viewing party at Sullivan Student Center during an interview with WWNYTV.com on Nov. 29.
Nuri is from Kazakhstan and is majoring in government at St. Lawrence.
Amanda Stopa Goldstein
Vice President of Student Life Hagi Bradley shared how the St. Lawrence community came together to create a home-away-from-home meal for students who were on campus during the Thanksgiving break in an article published by WWNYTV.com on November 24.
Prior to St. Lawrence, Bradley served as vice president for student life and dean of students at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and spent five years as associate dean of students at Sewanee: The University of the South.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Atal Ahmadzai shared his research insights into the spread of the Islamic State in Khorasan Province into West, Central, and South Asia in an article published by TheDiplomat.com on November 11.
Ahmadzai’s research focuses on the thematic intersection of environment-conflict-development. His scholarly publications are in the areas of human development, global governance, and terrorism. His regional expertise is in South, Central, and Western Asia. Ahmadzai holds a Ph.D. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University.
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