UST Political Science professors Renee Buhr and Steven Hoffman, along with coauthor Marharyta Fabrykant of Belarusian State University, recently published an article entitled “The Measure of a Nation: Lithuanian Identity in the New Century,” in the Journal of Baltic Studies.  The article will appear in the June 2014 issue of the journal.

UST Political Science professor Renee Buhr recently published an item on the London School of Economics’ British Politics and Policy Blog.  The topic of the blog was the recent “success” of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and its anti-European Union appeals.

Political Science professor Dr. Steve Hoffman presented a paper entitled Cutting the Cord: Motivations Regarding Participation in Shared Solar Programs at the March 7 Solar Powering Minnesota conference.  The paper discusses the preliminary results of a research project recently initiated with his departmental colleague Dr. Angela High-Pippert being undertaken in collaboration with a number of local non-governmental organizations.  The research builds upon an almost decade-long project that examines a number of issues surrounding community energy and the transition to an alternative energy future.  A copy of the paper can be obtained by contacting Dr. Hoffman.

Political Science professors Dr. Steve Hoffman and Dr. Renee Buhr recently co-edited a book entitled Lithuanian and Belarusian Identity in the Context of European Integration, published by Vytautus Magnus University Press.  Contributors included individuals from Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus) and Vytautus Magnus University (Kaunus, Lithuania).  An e-version of the book is available at

Dr. Arijit Mazumdar’s book titled Indian Foreign Policy in Transition: Relations with South Asia will be published by Routledge, UK in 2015. He received research grants from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Faculty Development at the University of St. Thomas to work on this project during 2012. Dr. Mazumdar also presented a paper titled “Democracy Promotion in India’s Foreign Policy: Emerging Trends and Developments at the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) annual meeting in Seattle, Washington in April 2014. His article titled “Left-wing extremism and counterinsurgency in India” was published in Strategic Analysis in July 2013.








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