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Why does climate policy lag science?

Jan. 12, 2023

Despite the Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. progress on climate change remains stuck in a climate conundrum, experts say, hampered by politics, complexity and the scope of the problem.

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Putin’s plan to stop Ukraine from turning to the west has failed

Jan. 6, 2023

After interviewing hundreds of participants, our survey shows support for Nato is at an all-time high.

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Wealthy democracies have looser immigration policies, researchers find

Dec. 14, 2022

Political scientist Adrian Shin and UCLA colleague find that rising levels of inequality have opposite effects on immigration policies in wealthy vs. developing economies.

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How strong is Putin’s grip on power? Political scientist weighs in

Oct. 7, 2022

Amid surprising losses in Ukraine, “Putin appears to be determined to take down as many people with him as he can,” says CU Boulder’s Sarah Wilson Sokhey.

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College announces inaugural class of social justice scholars

July 1, 2022

This new program, headed up by the social sciences division, recognizes students that are taking a stand

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Graduate completes triple major while leading student government

May 3, 2022

Kavya Kannan graduates with a BA in political science summa cum laude and with majors in economics and international affairs; she is the A&S outstanding graduate for spring 2022.

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Seventeen students are named 2022 Van Ek Scholars

April 28, 2022

The award, considered one of the College of Arts and Sciences' highest honors, is given to students for academic achievement and service

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With 20k award, undergrad advances inclusion in sports

Dec. 1, 2021

CU Boulder undergraduate creates scholarship to elevate LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport.

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Researchers find evidence linking democracy, decentralization and social cooperation

Nov. 8, 2021

Democratic reforms through decentralization could significantly help struggling nations better respond to their local populations and increase cooperation among government officials, they conclude

Members of the 117th Congress of the United States are sworn in at the Capitol in January 2021.

Women politicians drive spending on education and health care—to a point

Oct. 28, 2021

As women gain more power in national legislatures around the world, they may drive major changes in how their countries spend money. But the relationship is complicated, researchers say.

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