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Stephen Benedict Dyson

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

Stephen Benedict Dyson is an associate professor of political science at the University of Connecticut and the director of UConn’s Humanities House. He teaches classes on politics, international affairs, and political leadership, and has research interests in foreign policy, psychology, and popular culture. Dyson has written extensively on subjects ranging from the personality of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to the pop music of the British singer Morrissey.

Dyson is the author of 'Otherworldly Politics: The International Relations of Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and Battlestar Galactica.' In Otherworldly Politics, Dyson argues that worldbuilding, the act of imagining a universe and using the otherworld to explain our own, is an approach that unifies creative minds such as George R.R. Martin and Gene Roddenberry with professors who think about international politics.

Global Geopolitics Series

Trump's friendly meeting with Putin further blurs US-Russia relations

Jul 08, 2017 18:08 pm UTC| Insights & Views

It emerged early this morning: a few seconds of grainy footage showing U.S. President Donald Trump shaking hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Trump, the taller man,...

Global Geopolitics Series

What makes Kim Jong Un tick?

May 05, 2017 01:37 am UTC| Insights & Views

Kim Jong Un is a smart cookie, President Donald Trump said recently of North Koreas leader. Hes 27 years old, Trump mused. His father dies, [he] took over a regime. So say what you want but that is not easy. Kim, who...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries slump ahead of 7-year auction, initial jobless claims

The U.S. Treasuries slumped Thursday as investors remain cautious ahead of the countrys 7-year auction, besides the initial jobless claims, scheduled to be unveiled today at 17:00GMT and 12:30GMT respectively. The yield...

UK gilts surge on safe-haven demand in muted trading amid Brexit uncertainties

The UK gilts surged Thursday as investors poured into safe-haven assets in muted trading activity amid uncertainties and worries over the ongoing Brexit negotiations. The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts, slumped...

EUR/USD likely to witness some resistance should it breach 1.20 mark, says ANZ Research

The current discouraging blend of political uncertainty and receding interest rate expectations in the US have contributed to the dollars sell-off. The euro areas financial conditions remain very accommodative, suggesting...

New Zealand bonds jump at close after Fed delivers slightly dovish policy statement

The New Zealand bonds jumped at the time of closing Thursday as the market received a lift after seeing U.S. Treasuries gain on a slightly dovish Federal Reserve policy meeting statement. At the time of closing, the...

Australian bonds jump tracking strength in U.S. Treasuries post slightly dovish Fed statement

The Australian bonds jumped Thursday, tracking strength in the U.S. counterpart after the Federal Reserve delivered a slightly dovish statement in its meeting concluded late Wednesday, signalling that it is ready to...

Politics

Mexico: The Cactus Democracy

This research note on Mexican politics and society was inspired by a recent visit to Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca, as a guest of the countrys Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE). Visitors to Mexico are almost always...

Law expert: where the Brexit battles over the Repeal Bill will be fought in parliament

The most important national law governing the Brexit process has been tabled before parliament by the UK government. The proposed European Union (Withdrawal) Bill previously known as the Great Repeal Bill is likely to...

Modi's polarising populism makes a fiction of a secular, democratic India

After Donald Trump was sworn in as US president, The Times of India published a piece titled Why both Modi and Trump are textbook populists. Citing Jan-Werner Mllers What is Populism?, the journalist, Amit Varma, was...

Politicians jeopardise the safety of whistleblowers with bad technology

The Western Australian Liberal Party has created a website, www.wawhistleblowers.com, encouraging whistleblowers to report on WA public officers, government ministers and members of parliament. The site has already been...

Malawi set out to give students skills to support democracy. But it's not been easy

Like many other countries, Malawi was caught in the wave of democratic change that swept sub-Saharan Africa in the early 1990s. The wave was triggered by the fall of communism along with military and civilian dictatorships...

Science

NASA Is Launching A Nationwide Solar Eclipse Watch Project, Participate For Science

On August 21st, a solar eclipse that will completely blot out the sun was announced to happen by NASA. In an attempt to gather as much data about the celestial event as possible, the space agency is asking every single...

Scientists Create Material 5x Stronger Than Steel And Soft As Rubber

Researchers in Japan recently succeeded in creating a soft and flexible material that is five times stronger than steel but feels like rubber. Such a material could have numerous applications including the development of...

Humans Are Only Using 25% Of Their DNA, Study Says

Remember that popular misconception that humans only use about 10 percent of their brains power at any given time? It looks like something similar is about to start circulating the web with a new study indicating humans...

Scientists Create Super Spinach That Can Function As Bomb Detector

For the most part, the leafy green spinach has only ever been super in the animated classic Popeye the Sailor Man when the quirky main character would down a whole can of the leaves to gain strength. Recently, scientists...

The Most Advanced Artificial Heart Can Perform As Well As A Real One

Scientists have been trying to create artificial versions of human organs for decades, be it the liver, skin, eyes, and above all, the heart. These efforts are aimed at solving one of the biggest challenges in the medical...

Technology

Kaspersky Antivirus Software Is Free Due To Russian Hacking Issue

As one of the most well-known paid antivirus software providers in the market, Kaspersky has earned the reputation of being one of the most reliable anti-hacking tools around. In response to the recent worries caused by...

Just Cause 3 Is Free On PS4 This August, More Free Games Available

Its almost August and PlayStation Plus users have plenty to look forward to, with free games being at the top of the list. For this upcoming month, the hit destruction/spy simulator Just Cause 3 is on the block and it will...

Overwatch Professionals To Get $50K In Salary And Health Insurance

In case anyone needed proof that playing video games has become a serious career choice, Blizzard just announced that players competing in the Overwatch League will be receiving salaries and benefits. To start with, each...

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Impressions Are In And They Are Overwhelmingly Positive

With Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End being the last foray of legendary adventurer Nathan Drake into the world of tomb raiding, many wondered if the spin-off Uncharted: The Lost Legacy can do the franchise justice. In a recent...

Is Roomba Robot Vacuum Mapping Users’ Homes And Selling Them To The Highest Bidder?

Anyone who has a Roomba robot vacuum in their home from iRobot Corp. recently found cause for concern when a Reuters interview revealed the companys plans on using the tiny machine to map the homes of users. Company CEO...
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