In addition to being blown away by the recent Duck facelift (ht to Dan), you may have also noticed a slight shuffling in the roster. Congratulations to Stephanie Carvin, Laura Sjoberg, Vikash Yadav, all of whom are now officially (to quote Stephanie) “perma-ducks.”
While Patrice McMahon and Virginia Haufler will remain in the guest roster for another season, the departure of so many guest Ducks has left openings for fresh faces. We are happy to welcome three new guest bloggers to the Duck crew this academic year.
First, Clifford Bob of Duquesne University will join us for a stint
with commentary on global civil society, US foreign policy, ethnic violence, and anything else he specializes in or cares to comment about. Cliff is the author of The Marketing of Rebellion
and is now completing a new manuscript on conservative transnational movements. He is also known among IR scholars for his snazzy titles. We can’t wait to see what he cooks up here at the Duck.
Third, we are pleased to introduce Ben O’Loughlin of Royal Holloway University in the UK
, who will periodically chip in his two pence on issues related to international political communication. O’Loughlin’s work has emphasized the relationship between the media, war and new security challenges, and he blogs at the New Political Communications Unit
. We look forward to his discussions of anything and everything.
And finally, we are all extremely excited to see Nexon back from the dead
… er… DoD
… er… something like that. Welcome, Dan. We knew you’d be back.
Please join us in welcoming this year’s crew.