Political Science is a large and multidimensional discipline. Professor Fioretos helps students gain a firmer understanding of world politics through the rich analytical offerings of contemporary political science. He also works with colleagues to promote research in the discipline on the campus, regional, and international levels.
Professional Service: Orfeo Fioretos is former president (2012-2014) of the International History and Politics Section of American Political Science Association (APSA), and has served on the executive councils of APSA's Politics and History and European Politics and Society sections. Fioretos works locally and regionally in promoting research on Europe, including co-directing the Penn-Temple European Studies Colloquium and as an affiliate of the Princeton University European Studies Program. He is an elected member of the executive board of the Council for European Studies. He is a member of the editorial board of Comparative Political Studies, and has served as ad hoc reviewer for foundations, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Award.
University Service: Professor Fioretos currently serves as a delegate in the Faculty Senate and as International Relations Field Chair in the Department of Political Science. He served a 3-year term as the Undergraduate Chair and Director of the Departmental Honors Program in the Department of Political Science, 2012-15. He has introduced new courses in global studies to the General Education curriculum, and new undergraduate and graduate courses in international relations in Temple’s Department of Political Science. He has mentored students who aspire to join the teaching profession through the Diamond Peer Teacher Program, and worked with retired alumni who wish to deepen their understanding of world politics through the Temple Senior Scholars program. To help students learn the craft of research, Fioretos has also mentored students through competitive research-oriented programs such as the Diamond Research Scholars Program, the Temple Undergraduate Research Forum, Global Temple, and the Honors Program.