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The Department of Political Science and the Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs & Leadership will present a talk by Carolyn Dudek ’93, PhD on Wednesday, February 22 at 4 p.m. in Lyons Hall 313.  The topic of her lecture is “Europe’s ‘Paper-trail’: The Unintended Global Consequences of European Union Environmental Policies.”  The lecture is free and open to the campus community.

Dudek will discuss her research, as well as her road to academia from Canisius College, where she majored in political science, studied Spanish in Oviedo, and was a member of the All-College Honors Program.  Earlier in the day, Dudek will speak on the topic of “The Monroe Doctrine is Dead: EU-Latin American relations revived” in class taught by Paola Fajardo-Heyward, PhD on Latin American politics.

Dudek is associate professor of political science at Hofstra University.  As a specialist in comparative politics, her regional interests include Europe and Latin America, with a focus on Spanish politics.  Dudek has been a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University, and a visiting scholar at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University.  She was also awarded Fulbright Scholarships to Spain and Argentina.  Dudek has directed and taught study abroad programs in Australia, Central Europe, Spain and Italy.  She was a lecturer in the Semester at Sea program, circumnavigating the globe, and was invited back and taught on a summer voyage navigating Europe.

Submitted by:  John Occhipinti, PhD, professor and chair, political science