Please check this page for general announcements on a variety of topics. Although some class-specific announcements may be posted here, please check the announcements page for specific courses for information regarding assignments, exams, or other class-related material.
Professor Lim gave a keynote address at the 10the Bienniel Pacific-Asia Conference on Korean Studies (PACKS) 2010, which was held at the University of Auckland in New Zealand in November 2010. Professor Lim's presentation was on the Politics of Immigration and Multiculturalism in South Korea. Click here for some pictures of the conferenc
The second edition of Professor Lim's very succesful textbook, Doing Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Approaches and Issues is now available in bookstores, including on Amazon.com (click the book link to order). The first chapter can be downloaded for free directly from the publisher's (Lynne Rienner) website.
Millennium Momentum Foundation, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of higher education scholarship financial aid, mentoring, and leadership development training in the Nation, has announced that its application period for its prestigious 2010-2011 Best & Brightest Scholarship Program is now open! For the 2010-2011 academic school year, the organization’s Best & the Brightest Scholarship Program is awarding competitive academic scholarships in the amount of $3,000.00 to Southern California college students demonstrating financial need, leadership potential, academic merit, and an interest in pursuing careers in public service related fields. You can find more information here.
2010 Mayoral Summer Internship Program. The Mayoral Internship Program provides a unique opportunity of experiential learning for some of this country's best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students. Those selected to participate will be assigned to a team—headed by a Senior Advisor or Deputy Mayor—and will work closely and, at times, in concert with all levels of government, in addition to City commissions and departments, on a breadth of issues related to the team's focus area. Placement assignments are made based on a combination of factors, including the needs of the Mayor's Office and the Mayoral Intern's skill set and expressed interest in a specific area. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to Monica Jeong! Monica, who earned her MA from the Department of Political Science, was recently accepted to the Ph.D. program in Political Science at Korea University, one of top two private universities in South Korea. Monica joins In-Kyu Noh, who entered the same program in 2006, also having earned his MA from our department. Congratulations, too, to Jennifer Chemel, Jose Mendoza, and Henry Castillo. All three have been accepted to law schools. Jennifer was accepted at both the University of Chicago and NYU Law Schools, Jose to the University of Santa Clara (and several others), and Henry to the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law (he also awaiting more decisions).
Human Trafficking Conference, November 14 • Professor Lim will be a featuredspeaker at a Human Trafficking Conference sponsored by Mt. San Antonio College. Students from CSLA are welcomed to attend and participate in this student-based conference. Contact Dr. Lim for more information or Dr. Loni Nguyen.
Congratulations to Karam Yoo! Karam is a recent B.A. graduate and current M.A. student in the Department of Political Science. She has been nominated by the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. for a position as a political researcher, where she will be working closely with the Minister of Political Affairs. Karam also is co-author (with Professor Lim) of a forthcoming article in the Korean Quarterly entitiled, "South Korea and Global Sex Trafficking."
A new location for Professor Lim's POLSblog • My weblog has been transferred over to Blogger.com, which I'll be using from now on for all my blog postings. My old POLSblog page will remain on this site, but will not be updated.
Professor Lim gave a lecture for the Korean Studies Colloquium at the University of Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia) on "Migration, Immigration and the Myth of Korean Uniqueness," on April 23, 2009. (Click here to download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation.)
Congratulations to CSLA's Model United Nations delegation! CSLA's delegation won three awards in the MUN competition in New York, held from April 5 to 9: Outstanding Delegation, Outstanding Delegation Position Paper and Outstanding Delegate in Committee (OAS) • Click here for more, including photos of the winning delegation!
Dr. Lim presented a paper, "Who is a Korean? Migration, Immigration and the Challenge of Multiculturalism in Homogeneous Societies" at the "Global Migration and Multiculturalism in East Asia" conference, held November 7, 2008 at Korea University (in Seoul).
Congratulations to Karam Yoo, who received an internship with the Panetta Institute. The internship, which includes coursework at CSU Monterey Bay and intensive training in Washington, D.C., is geared specifically to CSU students. The Panetta Institute covers allprogram costs including air travel, housing in Washington, D.C., and CSUMB campus services during orientation. Interns may earn up to 20 semester credits. Each intern also receives a stipend to help cover other expenses. Students interested in applying should contact the department's scholarship committee. (See the left sidebar for more information about the congressional internship with the Panetta Institute.)
Congratulations to Michelle Jurkovich, E.G. Garay, Paul Hernandez, and Ozge Tekin. All have been accepted to Ph.D. programs in Political Science, and will be beginning their studies next fall. Michelle will be attending George Washington University, E.G. will be going to UC Santa Barbara, while Paul and Ozge will be attending UC Riverside and the University of Hawaii respectively.
Professor Lim presented his research on human trafficking at the International Studies Association (ISA) annual meeting in San Francisco, held from March 26-29
Professor Lim will be a featured panelist at a symposium entitled "Our Sisters are Not for Sale: Examining the Issue and Implications of Asian Trafficked Victims into the U.S." The panel is co-sponsored by Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights, KAN-WIN and the Asian American Studies Program at Northwestern University, February 7, 2008. Other panelists are Rachel Durchslag, Kaitlyn Lim, Bing Luo, and Kavitha Sreeharsha. Click here to see full-size image of conference flyer.
Valuable Student Resource Guide Available U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard's office offers a comprehensive list of scholarships, internships and fellowships for college students. Click here to download the 2007 guide.
Currently undergoing revision for 2nd Edition (summer 2009) • Professor Lim's book, Doing Comparative Politics now available through the publisher Lynne Rienner or Amazon.com. From the back cover: "Systematic, coherent, and user friendly, this decidedly nontraditional introduction to comparative politics is designed to teach students how to think comparatively and theoretically about the world they live in.The core of the book is organized around a set of critical questionswhy are poor countries poor? why is East Asia rich? what makes a democracy? what makes a terrorist? what makes a social movement?each the topic of a full chapter. These issue chapters are based on the solid methodological and theoretical foundation laid out in the first part of the book. Graphics and definition boxes enhance the text." Chapter One is available for download now!
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