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Dr. Scourfield McLauchlan is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where she teaches courses in American Government and Public Law. Her latest book, Congressional Participation as Amicus Curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court, explores how Members of Congress attempt to influence Supreme Court decision-making in specific cases. In addition to her scholarly activities, Professor McLauchlan has extensive experience in American government and politics. McLauchlan worked at the US Supreme Court, the US Senate Judiciary Committee, the US Department of Justice, and the White House. A veteran of several presidential campaigns, she has managed statewide operations across the US, from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. During the 2010-11 academic year Dr. McLauchlan was a Fulbright Scholar in Moldova.

Spring Break in Moldova

Study Abroad Spring Break 2013 in Moldova

Study Abroad Spring Break 2013 in Moldova!

After much work on the logistics and course design, I am pleased to report that students may now apply for the USFSP in Moldova course for Spring Break 2013! I hope students will learn more about the course and to apply for the program! My colleague from the¬†Universitatea Libera Internationala din Moldova, Larisa Patlis (who is at USFSP this semester … Continue reading

US Outreach to the Muslim World, meetings at the US State Department

US State Department

View of the press risers while Secretary Clinton speaks at the Eid al-Fitr Reception at the State Department

Just two days after the tragic attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, I was in Washington, DC participating in briefings on outreach to the Muslim world and an Eid al-Fitr reception at the State Department. The briefings, “Inspired to Engage: Stories of Muslim Engagement at the State Department,” were facilitated by Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith. The … Continue reading

Welcome to USFSP, Carnegie Fellow Larisa Patlis!

Larisa Patlis and Judithanne Scourfield-McLauchlan

Larisa Patlis and Judithanne Scourfield-McLauchlan

I am so delighted that Larisa Patlis, my colleague from the Universitatea Libera Internationala din Moldova, the Free University of Moldova (the university in Chisinau, Moldova where I taught while a Fulbright Scholar), is working with me at USFSP this Fall 2012 semester as a Carnegie Fellow! As Larisa explains, her research project, Devolutionary Trends in the Republic of Moldova: … Continue reading