Political Science Professor Published in Law Journal

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dr. Edward Cohen, Westminster College associate professor of political science, was recently published in the Brooklyn Journal of International Law.

Cohen's article, "Normative Modeling for Global Governance: The Case of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)," explores the role of UNCITRAL as a key institution in making rules governing international trade and investment law over the past two decades.  It emphasizes the political dynamics and challenges facing international institutions that try to shape the laws and rules of international economic policy in the age of globalization.  It is based on extensive interviews with key participants and observation of the work of the institution.

Cohen, who serves as chair of Westminster's Department of Political Science and Sociology, joined the faculty in 1996.  He 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 email cohenes@westminster.edu for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, 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 373 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