Political Science Professor Presented at European Conference

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dr. Edward Cohen, associate professor and chair of Westminster College's Department of Political Science and Sociology, presented a paper at the third biennial conference of the Standing Group on Regulatory Governance of the European Consortium for Political Research June 17-19 at University College in Dublin, Ireland.

Cohen's presentation, "Assessing the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Regulatory Governance," was part of the panel "Steering Non-State and Hybrid Regulatory Regimes."

About 250 scholars attended the conference, as well as a number of government officials and representatives of international organizations. Nearly all European countries were represented, as were the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, some African countries, and Israel.

"The conference gave me the opportunity to try out some new ideas I have been working on, which should be published sometime next year," Cohen said.

Cohen, who has been with Westminster since 1996, earned an undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College and master's and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Contact Cohen at (724) 946-7304 or e-mail cohenes@westminster.edu for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges. Westminster ranked third among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 371 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

Dr. Edward Cohen