Policy Studies

Professor Robert Kurt, Tiffany Phuong ’16, Kofi Boateng ’16, and Professor Chun Wai Liew work in the lab.

April 21, 2014

21 Students Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Twenty-one students presented their findings at the 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at University of Kentucky-Lexington. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. Over Lafayette’s 27 years of participation, more than 700 students have [...]

Members of the Lafayette Lens production team, interviewer Reed Shapiro '14, producer Kelly Sposato '14, and cameraman Ed Obrien '16, meet with Kevin Mandia '92.

April 15, 2014

Students Explore National Cybersecurity with Kevin Mandia ’92

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Students got insight from an expert on the state of national cybersecurity when Kevin Mandia ’92, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the FireEye™ security software firm, visited campus last week. View more images of Kevin Mandia’s visit on Flickr Mandia became a national figure last year after his cybersecurity company, Mandiant, published [...]

Co-anchors Dan Valladares and '14 Kelsey Gula '14 get ready to go on air.

November 27, 2013

Video: Student Broadcast Explores “Millennial Generation” and 3-D printing on PBS

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Lafayette Lens, a student-run production created in partnership with WLVT Channel 39, the Lehigh Valley PBS affiliate, aired on PBS during the last week in November. Every aspect of the show was produced by students in the Political Economy class taught by Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy and chair of policy studies. It [...]

Lafayette Lens

November 19, 2013

Student-Produced Broadcast Will Air on PBS Nov. 22, 24, and 25

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Students in Mark Crain’s political economy course are taking two big topics to the airwaves this semester by producing a broadcast for local television. The students are at work on the second edition of Lafayette Lens, a 30-minute program that will air on WLVT Channel 39, the PBS affiliate in the [...]

Lafayette Lens co-host Kathryn Tanenbaum ’15 during the broadcast taping at PBS

September 4, 2013

Video: Student Broadcasters Shine Lens on Technology and Fracking

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Lafayette Lens, a student-run production created in partnership with WLVT Channel 39, the Lehigh Valley PBS affiliate, aired on PBS. Every aspect of the show was produced by students in the Industry, Strategy, and Policy class, taught by Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy and chair of policy studies. It included two 15-minute segments: [...]

Lafayette Lens co-host Kathryn Tanenbaum ’15 during the broadcast taping at PBS

May 8, 2013

Video: Student-Run Broadcast Premieres on PBS

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Lafayette Lens, a student-run production created in partnership with WLVT Channel 39, the Lehigh Valley PBS affiliate, premiered this week on PBS. Every aspect of the show was produced by students in the Industry, Strategy, and Policy class taught by Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy and chair of policy studies. The half-hour broadcast [...]

Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States

April 23, 2013

Videos: Scenes and Speech Excerpts from Jimmy Carter’s visit

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Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, gave a lecture, “Reflections on Human Rights and Democracy,” at Lafayette College April 22. It was the inaugural Robert ’69 and Margaret Pastor Lecture in International Affairs. Carter gave his opinions on issues such as peace and civic engagement, and talked about his work on behalf of human rights, democracy, [...]

PBS Broadcast

April 19, 2013

Students Team with PBS to Produce Broadcast on Fracking and Influence of Technology

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As every journalist knows, there are at least two sides to every story. Students in Mark Crain’s Industry, Strategy, and Policy class have learned to appreciate that maxim as they take on the role of broadcast journalists this semester. Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy and chair of policy studies, is teaching the class in [...]

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

March 31, 2013

19 Students Invited to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Nineteen students have been invited to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 11-13 at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. This is Lafayette’s 26th year of [...]

Abby Floyd-Jones ’14 swims the back stroke

January 31, 2013

Spotted on Campus With … Abby Floyd-Jones ’14

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Swimmer Abby Floyd-Jones ’14 (West Chester, Pa.) discusses making promotional videos for a USA Network executive, her economics and policy studies classes, and the importance of having a support system in and out of the pool. Why did you choose Lafayette? Ironically, I initially refused to look at Lafayette because both my parents are alumni [...]