International Relations Professor Picked for NEH Summer Institute

CONWAY, Ark. (April 1, 2013) - Hendrix College politics and international relations professor Dr. Daniel Whelan was accepted to attend the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute Development Ethics: Questions, Challenges and Responsibilities July 22 - August 16 at Michigan State University. The institute will be hosting approximately 25 college and university teachers and scholars.

"That I was in a position to successfully compete for this is due in no small part to the opportunities Hendrix has made possible, especially the Crossings Program which got me started on this path, and the Odyssey Professorship which supported my sabbatical research," said Whelan, who currently holds the  Charles Prentiss Hough Odyssey Professorship at Hendrix. Dr. Whelan's project will focus on state responsibilities for the protection and promotion of economic and social rights in the context of development.

Learn more about Dr. Whelan here.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.