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Adam Kress, MPA, MA '09

Third Year Doctoral Student in Political Science presents at the World Political Science Congress in Santiago Chile.

Adam Kress, a doctoral student in Political Science, recently presented a paper at the World Political Science Congress in Santiago Chile. An annual meeting of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and brings together a diverse group of scholars and practioners from around the globe. Kress' paper entitled "Rooting Out Terror: A Psyco-political Comparative Analysis of the Root Causes of Terrorism" profiles state sponsors of terrorism, as well as leaders who have sought to resolve conflict through alternate diplomatic means. In addition to his conference responsibilites, Kress, who is recognized as an expert on Chile's world famous poet and Nobel Laurete Pablo Neruda, was also given private audience with some of Neruda's contemporaries at the home of the poet's second wife Delia Del Carril (La Hormiguita). While there, he was granted special access to her private collection of photos and other ephemera.

Kress who is currently working towards his PhD in American Politics and Public Law here at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, holds a Masters in Political Science from Rockefeller College (2009) concentrating in Gender and Legislative Politics and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Government, Politics, & Policy Studies from Cornell University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Elmira College with a dual BA in Political Science and Public Affairs with a minor in American Studies. Adam's research interests include gender, congressional politics, and the presidency. Kress also has been active in professional politics, serving first as an intern and then later as a direct marketing consultant for United States Senator John Kerry (D-MA), maintaining the Senator's websites and engaging his network of online supporters.

Adam Kress at IPSA

Kress at the Universidad De Chile before giving his paper

Adam Kress & Theodore J. Lowi

Kress with friend & advisor Theodore J. Lowi after his panel