May 2015 Accolades

Shaul Bakhash, Robinson Professor of History, wrote “Britain and the Abdication of Reza Shah,” based on his current research, which was accepted for publication by the journal Middle Eastern Studies.

Robert Hazen, Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences, presented lectures on the future of the Deep Carbon Observatory at the Deutsches Museum in Munich and on mineral ecology in Munich at the University of Agadir in Morocco and the Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory. He also conducted mineralogical field studies in Morocco, including at the famed Imiter Silver Mine.

John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Studies, participated in a panel discussion at the U.S. Institute of Peace, along with two U.S. ambassadors, regarding the results of the Nigerian national election, which included call-in questions from Nigeria; briefed the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom on the election results in Nigeria, briefed senior U.S. officials on the election implications in Nigeria; discussed agenda issues with members of Nigeria’s incoming presidential team.

Laurie O. Robinson, Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, presented talks about the report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing at the University of Pennsylvania, the Vera Institute of Justice in New York, and the U.S. Department of Justice. She also appeared on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers,” to discuss police-community relations.

James Trefil, Robinson Professor of Physics, presented “Scientific Methodology and Expert Testimony” at the Economics Institute for Judges, George Mason University Law and Economics Center.