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Department ofPolitical Science

Eric Hanson Alumni Speaker Series

Eric Hanson

October 2017

Remembering Eric Hanson

Eric O. Hanson, the Patrick A. Donohoe, S.J., Professor in Political Science passed away on July 7, 2017 after a short illness. Eric anchored the Political Science Department for more than four decades. Deeply committed to the values of a Jesuit education, he was a passionate and award-winning teacher as well as a pioneer in the use of experiential learning placements in the many communities that make up Silicon Valley. He was also a respected scholar of Chinese politics and of the ways that religion and politics intersect. Read more about Eric’s life and legacy.

In honor of Eric’s memory and commitment to our students, we are establishing the Eric Hanson Alumni Speaker Series (EHASS). Every year, we will bring back to campus a department graduate who can share his or her expertise and experience with current students. We are hoping to bring back alumni of diverse experience including those with careers in education, government, the non-profit sector, and the private sector. Suggestions for possible speakers can be emailed to the EHASS Alumni Advisory Board.

Greg Corning, Department Chair
Kimberly Aagaard ’12, Master's Candidate, Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs
Rebecca Morrow ’00, Associate Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law
Briana Rosenbaum ’04, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee College of Law
Ari Zlotoff ’08, Vice President, Expansion, Off Grid Electric


If you are in a position to honor Eric’s memory, please consider making a gift. Select "Other" and write in "Political Science" as the unit you would like to support. Gifts should be designated in memory of Eric Hanson. Thank you for your support.