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Patrick Van Inwegen

Patrick Van Inwegen

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: (509) 777-4844
Fax: (509) 777-4512
Office Location: Lindaman Sem.Center 203
E-mail: pvaninwegen@whitworth.edu

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Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago
M.A. Loyola University Chicago
B.A. Gonzaga University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty:  2005

Areas of Specialization / Expertise:

International relations; comparative politics; the strategy of nonviolent action; trends in revolutions; sustainability

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors:

Interviewed by CBS national radio on topic of the coal industry supporting presidential candidates (2008).

Publications include: Understanding Revolution (Lynne Rienner, 2011); "Undergraduate Research: A Graduate Student's Experience in Creating a Panel from a Class" in PS: Political Science and Politics, 37(2) (2004); "Revolutions Reloaded: Updating the Revolution Literature" Book Review of Mark Thompson's Democratic Revolutions: Asia and Eastern Europe in International Studies Review (2005); "Velvet Revolutions: An Actor-Based Theory of Revolution" in Peace and Change (2005).

Scholarly presentations include: "The End of Revoultion: Evaluating Post-Revolutionary Regimes," at the International Studies Association Annual Conference, Montreal (2011); "Assessing the Outcome of Revolution," at the Northwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Spokane (2010); "Assessing 'Low Intensity' Active Learning: Three Experiments of Learning and Engagement" at the American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference (2008); "The Limits of Nonviolence" at the International Studies Association Annual Conference (2006 and "Internationalizing the Power of Nonviolence" at the International Studies Association West Conference (2004).

Named a Loyola University Schmitt Dissertation Fellow by the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation (2003-04).