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Drexel’s George Ciccariello-Maher Weighs in on Occupy Movement

November 21, 2011 — Over the last several months, protesters have been gathering far and wide as part of the Occupy movement, a recent wave of national, socioeconomic demonstrations cropping up from Philadelphia to Oakland. The “99 percent,” as they refer to themselves, have rallied together in parks and public locations across the country to zero in on issues like economic inequality, corporate corruption and greed, job shortages, bailouts, and a failing health care system (to name a few).

Drexel University’s Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher, assistant professor of political science in the Department of History and Politics, has been cited as an authority on the topic. His most recent commentary on the movement has been featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Los Angeles Times, the San Jose Mercury NewsThe Christian Science Monitor and on WHYY Radio. He also addressed a related controversial incident at the University of California, Davis, in The Christian Science Monitor.

Ciccariello-Maher joined Drexel University in 2010 shortly after earning his Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley. He received his M.S. in social and political sciences through the Davies-Jackson Fellowship Program at Cambridge University, and his B.A., with honors, in government and economics from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.