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Edward Drachman

Professor of

Political Science & International Relations

Welles 3B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Edward Drachman has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1991.

Faculty Information


  • B.A., Harvard College (cum laude)
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A.T., Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Publications and Professional Activities

  • “How will the U.S. Respond to the Death of Fidel Castro?” Revuelta , August 2007
  • “Turn to Left in Latin America Demands U.S. Focus, Action,” Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, January 26, 2007
  • "Access to Higher Education for Undocumented Students," Peace Review, Jan.-March 2006
  • "More to Schooling than Math, Science," Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 2/21/06
  • You Decide! Controversial Cases in American Politics (with Prof. Alan Shank), Rowman & Littlefield, 1999; Second edition (with Prof. Robert Langran) in 2008
  • You Decide! Controversial Global Issues (with Prof. Alan Shank), Rowman & Littlefield, 2003
  • Presidents and Foreign Policy (with Alan Shank), SUNY Press, 1997.
  • Challenging the Kremlin, Paragon House Publishers, 1991
  • The United States and Vietnam, 1940-1945. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1971
  • volunteer reading tutor school 45, rochester
  • director of after-school tutoring program in Rochester by Geneseo student volunteers
Spring 2015 Classes

PLSC 241:
Politics of Genocide

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    This course investigates the main causes and roots of evil and cruelty that are examined through learning about genocide in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Students will use the case method
    to study genocides and mass murders including the Armenia Genocide, the Holocaust, the Cambodian
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PLSC 325:
Pol of Mexico,Centr Amer&Carib

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    Examines the profound changes (political, economic, and social) which are presently shaking and transforming these nations. Examines the various routes (military-authoritarian, civil-democratic, capit
    alistic, Marxist, revolutionary) to modernization undertaken by several of the Latin American nations north of South America, and assesses the implications of the choices for these nations and for U.S. foreign policy. Emphasizes the overwhelming role of the U.S. in this part of the world, the dependency relationship that this implies, and the response of the U.S. to accelerating revolutionary pressures. Also examines Latin American political economy and economic development. Prerequisites: PLSC 120 or permission of the instructor. Offered once yearly
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PLSC 395:
Int:Pol Affair/LegalAffair

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    The Political Affairs Internship and Legal Affairs Internship are designed to provide students at the College an opportunity to broaden their educational background in a wide range of public agency or
    legal-related work situations. Such experiences as working in Rochester City and Livingston and Monroe County government, the District Attorney?s Office, and regional and local state legislators? offices have been examples of student placements for this internship. The intern will spend an appropriate amount of time with the agency, participate in a seminar, and submit a major paper related to the experience. (Note: Students may present no more than 15 internship credits toward the baccalaureate degree.) 3 to 6 credits.
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