I am happy to announce that the Duck of Minerva will be kicking off the Pagan New Year with the arrival of three new guest bloggers. Stephanie Carvin joins us from Royal Holloway University of London to write about international law and foreign policy. Virginia Haufler is an Associate Professor at University of Maryland’s Department of Government and Politics specializing in international political economy and particularly the influence of multinational corporations in global politics. Finally, we are delighted to be joined by Mlada Bukovansky of Smith College, whose research emphasizes international norms and institutions. A warm welcome to all!

Additionally, Jon Western, who has been guest blogging since early Fall, will be remaining at the Duck of Minerva on a permanent basis and has been moved to the Contributor’s list. Congratulations Jon – an honor to have you on board for the long haul.

Finally, we are delighted to confirm rumors of Patrick Jackson‘s return to regular blogging after the New Year, or perhaps sooner if a cool, watery planet is discovered in the next few days… Welcome back, PTJ!

I look forward to the vibrant discussions this group will continue to bring to the blogosphere as we move into the New Year. On behalf of everyone here, Happy Solstice!