Congratulations Srinivas Parinandi!

Feb. 7, 2023

Congratulations to Srinivas Parinandi on his paper "Social Welfare Returns to Legislative Capacity: Evidence from the Opioid Epidemic" that has been chosen as the winner of the Best Paper in American Politics Award from the MPSA's Award Committee.

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Why does climate policy lag science?

Jan. 17, 2023

"The climate is changing quickly—that much is clear. And yet, despite recent gains, climate policy seems to move at a glacial pace." CU political science professor Srinivas Parinandi and environmental studies professor Max Boykoff discuss how government structure and political culture affect environmental policy in the United States. click here...

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Wealthy democracies have looser immigration policies, researchers find

Jan. 3, 2023

"Does rising inequality lead to more-restrictive or less-restrictive immigration policies?" According to Political Science professor Adrian Shin, the answer isn't so cut and dry as you may expect. In new research conducted by Dr. Shin and his colleagues at UCLA, the answer turns out to be "both". The state of...

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ELECTION 2022 | CU poll shows top Democratic incumbents leading among likely Colorado voters

Nov. 3, 2022

Top-ticket Democratic incumbents hold double-digit leads over their Republican challengers among likely Colorado voters, a new poll from the University of Colorado Boulder's nonpartisan American Politics Research Lab shows. The annual Colorado Political Climate Survey also found strong support among likely voters for ballot measures to fund free meals for...

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Congratulations to Matt Harvey on his second article!

Nov. 2, 2022

Congratulations to Matt Harvey for publishing his second peer reviewed article and his first single-authored piece: The Sublime and the Pale Blue Dot: Reclaiming the Cosmos for Earthly Nature in Environmental Values (in AOP, in print in 2023). This is an article-version of a chapter of his exciting dissertation. Click...


Will abortion spur more women to vote in November? Expert weighs in

Nov. 1, 2022

The 2022 midterm elections are right around the corner, and a slew of high-profile races, including some in Colorado, remain nail-bitingly close. One question, in particular, has left many political pundits scratching their heads: How big of a role will the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June to strike down...

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CU Political Science Professor Sarah Sokhey has the latest on Ukraine war

Oct. 4, 2022

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

Sept. 27, 2022

Wilson Sokhey, associate professor in the Department of Political Science , has spent 20 years traveling to and studying the politics and economics of Russia and former nations of the Soviet Union. And there has been plenty of news out of this region in recent weeks: Ukrainian troops kicked off...

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Jaroslav Tir Featured on UN Website

Sept. 20, 2022

Our very own Jaroslav Tir is being featured in the peace section of the United Nations (UN) Research website for his book, Incentivizing Peace: How International Organizations Can Help Prevent Civil Wars in Member Countries . Coauthored with CU Ph.D. Johannes Karreth, Incentivizing Peace describes how international organizations like the...

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Congratulations, Marija Verner!

July 18, 2022

Congratulations to Marija Verner (University of Colorado Boulder, Ph.D. 2002) for successfully defending her dissertation, "What makes a Green Citizen: Pre-Existing Belief Systems, Vulnerability, and Environmental Attitudes in the Americas." As Marija ends her graduate career with CU, she will start a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale Program on Climate...