News & Announcements

Susan Clarke

2017 Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Award Winner

April 11, 2017

The Political Science Department would like to congratulate Susan Clarke on receiving the 2017 Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Award . Graduate students from both the University of Colorado-Boulder and Northwestern University nominated Clarke, who feels honored by their gratitude. The award committee commends her in the following... Read more »
election event

What was said (and left unsaid) at APRL election event

March 15, 2017

On Thursday, March 2, CU Boulder's American Politics Research Lab (APRL) hosted a panel entitled “The 2016 Elections: What Just Happened?” One and all were invited to the Old Main Chapel on campus, which filled up with more than 130 students, faculty, and community members at the start of the... Read more »
Megan Shannon

2016 Glenn Palmer Prize Winner

March 7, 2017

The Political Science Department would like to congratulate one of our own, Megan Shannon , as a winner of the 2016 Glenn Palmer Prize from Peace Science Society (International). It was awarded to the best publication in Conflict Management and Peace Science , for “United Nations peacekeeping dynamics and the... Read more »

Scholars eye freedom in reverse

March 2, 2017

CU Boulder researchers win USAID grant to examine backpedaling democracies President John F. Kennedy signed the Foreign Assistance Act in 1961, for the first time separating federal budgets for defense and non-defense spending and creating the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID. “The amount of money that is involved... Read more »
katelyn kelly

$1000 grant sends undergrad to Vancouver

Feb. 17, 2017

Political science major Katelyn Kelly heard the same name everywhere she went – Friedrich Nietzsche. It came up at political theory presentations, at workshops, and even when she was with her friends. Only problem: “I had no idea who he was,” Kelly said. “But I have a friend who had... Read more »
PSCI Career Panel

Alumni return to join new department tradition

Feb. 1, 2017

Click here to view photos from the event. On Jan. 30 th , the political science department hosted the first annual PSCI Alumni Career Panel in HUMN 1B80. The event invited PSCI students to meet CU grads from the department and get a taste of life after college for a... Read more »

Model U.N. team returns from Chicago conference

Jan. 9, 2017

T he Model U.N. team of CU Boulder enjoyed outstanding success at the American Model United Nations (AMUN) International Collegiate Conference last November. The department of political science funded the four day trip to Chicago, where CU's students represented Croatia and Mauritius in a United Nations simulation. The team received... Read more »
Awards Ceremony

Jacob Van Ek Award Winners

Dec. 14, 2016

From left to right: Sasha Strong, Dr. David Brown, Geneiveve Schneider CU transfer students receive prestigious Arts & Sciences award When Geneiveve Schneider and Sasha Strong graduated from Front Range Community College, the two of them were just strangers in the same graduating class. Years later, however, the CU transfer... Read more »
krister andersson

PNAS publishes CU professor's latest study

Dec. 12, 2016

After conducting research in Bolivia and Peru, CU Professor Krister Andersson and former CU PhD student Glenn Wright (now an assistant professor at the University of Alaska, Southeast) co-authored a study on the environmental effects of decentralization in Latin America. Their findings were published by the Proceedings of the National... Read more »
michaele ferguson

Political science professor receives award for making a difference

Dec. 6, 2016

Third-year CU student Louise Vazquez makes it a priority to get to know her professors. The political science major aims to be prepared for first impressions – but things don’t always go according to plan. “I remember when I first talked to Professor Ferguson in one of her classes, I... Read more »