New research lab to keep tabs on Colorado's political pulse

Nov. 2, 2016

The newly created American Politics Research Lab, housed in the Department of Political Science, has released its first pre-election study of Coloradans.


Ex-Libyan prime minister says technology won’t save the world

Sept. 15, 2016

Five years after the Arab Spring uprisings rocked the Middle East, former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril offered University of Colorado Boulder students a front-row perspective on the protests’ genesis, their shortcomings and the lessons the world should absorb in the coming decades.

Gail Nelson

Securing the world with books, not Berettas

Sept. 11, 2016

Gail Nelson has advice for anyone pondering a career in intelligence in an extraordinarily complex 21st-century global landscape: Read, read, and then read some more, particularly classical literature and foreign-intelligence histories. And while you’re at it, become an expert in the geopolitics and cultures of one region in the world, says Nelson, who earned his PhD in political science in 1979 and has had a distinguished career in the intelligence community.

Horsing around is serious business for this alum

Horsing around is serious business for this alum

April 27, 2016

What can you do with a liberal-arts degree? Beth Cross, who graduated from CU-Boulder in 1986 with a BA in political science, has an answer: Become an entrepreneur. She did this in a big way, co-founding Ariat International, a company that specializes in high-performance equestrian footwear and apparel.

In the rural village Huang Gu, China, CU-Boulder graduate student and Fulbright Scholar Elise Pizzi studied access to clean water. Photo Courtesy of Elise Pizzi.

‘Circular migration’ improves drinking water in rural China

Dec. 2, 2015

Regardless of rainfall or government-built infrastructure, the availability of drinking water in rural Chinese villages varies based on villagers’ ingenuity, “circular migration” patterns, and maintenance of water infrastructure, a University of Colorado graduate student has found.