Sven Steinmo TEDx talk, "OK Boomers, it's time to finally grow up."

Oct. 21, 2020

Last month, CU Boulder Political Science Professor Sven Steinmo gave his first TED talk outlining the disparities between Baby Boomers and the generations that came after. Click here to watch and support Dr. Steinmo!


Voluntary leadership and the emergence of institutions for self-governance

Oct. 16, 2020

By: Krister Andersson, Kimberlee Chang, Adriana Molina-Garzon Publication Date: October 2020 Abstract: Strong local institutions are important for the successful governance of common-pool resources (CPRs), but why do such institutions emerge in the first place and why do they sometimes not emerge at all? We argue that voluntary local leaders...


Ugly Freedoms Talk with Elizabeth Anker

Oct. 16, 2020

“Ugly Freedoms” with Elisabeth Anker ( George Washington University) How is the language of freedom used to justify war, racism, climate destruction, and economic inequality in American politics? Freedom is one of the highest ideals in American politics, but it has also justified horrific violence and destruction throughout US history...


Congratulations Jana Jones!

Oct. 9, 2020

Congratulations to the Political Science Department's very own, Jana Jones! Jana has been selected for the Social Sciences Staff Employee of the Month. She serves the department as the Education Program Coordinator and is being recognized for her organization, collaboration, and teamwork, along with her dedication to the department's graduate...


Congratulations Jacob Reagan!

Sept. 24, 2020

Jacob Reagan, a CU Boulder Graduate and political science student, was honored with the Thomas Jefferson Award for his outstanding academic achievements and public service. Join us in congratulating him and read more about the award here !


'Wait, what?' Webinar dissects the electoral process on 9/29

Sept. 22, 2020

'Wait, what?' Webinar dissects the electoral process How do elections actually work in Colorado and other states? What lessons did Colorado learn from going to mail-in ballots that might be helpful to other states? How does a polarized electorate complicate a smooth election? To answer those and other questions, David...

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Congratulations Professor Megan Shannon

Sept. 18, 2020

Professor Shannon was featured in CU Boulder Today in an article as the co-author of the book "Good news: U.N. peacekeepers do, in fact, reduce conflict". The Political Science department would like to congratulate her and encourage you to read the full article here Don't forget to check out his...


Congratulations Kimberly Killen!

Sept. 15, 2020

Congratulations to Kimi Killen, winner of the Fall Fellowship! From the denigration of anti-Kavanaugh protesters as chaotic and mob-like to the characterization of participants in the Women’s March as “paid protestors” and the suspicion over #MeToo, incidences of feminists speaking up and being dismissed, denigrated, or even ignored are not...


Congratulations Professor Anand Sokhey!

Sept. 10, 2020

Professor Sokhey was featured in CU Boulder Today in an article as the co-author of the book Politics on Display: Yard Signs and the Politicization of Social Spaces. The Political Science department would like to congratulate him and encourage you to read the full article here. Don't forget to check...


Get Involved in PoliSci - Zoom Recording

Sept. 8, 2020

On Friday, September 4th, the Political Science Department held a remote Zoom event to discuss topics such as: Election events with the Political Science Club Internships with the STUDIO Research Lab Political Science Honors Society American Politics Research Lab Keller Center for the Study of the 1st Amendment Publishing with...