Women who run for office inspire others to do the same, study suggests

Aug. 30, 2018

“People tend to discount the effect that Hillary Clinton probably had on the number of women running for office,” said Christina Ladam, a CU Boulder political science graduate student and the study’s lead author. “There’s strong support for the idea that she may have served as a symbolic role model...

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Dr. Clara Park joins the department as the newest faculty member

Aug. 23, 2018

The Department of Political Science is excited to introduce Dr. Clara Park this year! “I was always interested in International Relations and Economics, and specifically the intersection of those two fields.” Dr. Clara Park double majored in Government and Economics from Cornell, then went to graduate school at UC Berkeley...

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Professor offers new book for free through open access

Aug. 22, 2018

Dr. Steinmo has taken a novel path to publishing his latest book, "The Leap of Faith" through Oxford University Press. The book focuses on why citizens in some countries are more willing to pay taxes than in other countries, and includes research funded by The European Research Council (ERC). As...

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Professor transforms political science class into a game

Aug. 14, 2018

"Sometimes Michaele Ferguson’s classes are going too smoothly, and there’s a real need for a riot or maybe just a bit more heckling. The heckling is real, the riots just acknowledged, and they are part of an innovative teaching method called Reacting to the Past , which was initiated at...


After 27 Years, Greece and Macedonia have resolved their contentious 'naming dispute.' Here's how.

Aug. 2, 2018

"After an astonishing 27 years at odds, in June, Macedonia and Greece reached a dramatic breakthrough in negotiations over what’s known as the Macedonia naming dispute . The dispute was, yes, over the former Yugoslavian nation’s name — but over much more as well, as we’ll see below. And after...


University of Colorado Boulder New Venture Challenge finalist acquired by POLITICO venture

Aug. 2, 2018

The department of Political Science would like to congratulate Keaton Brown, a recent graduate of CU Boulder, in his recent success with the startup company Statehill. "Keaton Brown, who graduated from CU Boulder in May of 2018, majored in Economics and Political Science while developing the startup. He “pitched” on...

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Professor Sarah Sokhey with KOA Newsradio

July 18, 2018

Following the Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki, Finland, Professor Sarah Sokhey spoke with KOA Newsradio hosts April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz on July 18, 2018. She addressed the implications of the summit itself, and its impact on both Russian politics and American politics. Listen below!

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Murder Rates Highest in Countries that Lack Due Process

July 17, 2018

Governments that do the best job protecting the rights of the accused have the lowest murder rates, while those that neglect due process have the highest, according to a five-year study of 89 countries by CU Boulder political scientists. The research, published this month in Political Research Quarterly, comes as...


Political science student receives prestigious award

June 1, 2018

Serene Singh sat in class when she received some wonderful news. After spending an entire night perfecting a large assignment, she sat in her desk trying to stay awake. Singh became alert, however, when she heard a familiar voice. It was her scholarship counselor who came to announce she had...


2018 Graduate Student Awards

May 16, 2018

The Political Science Department raked in some very deserved recognition at this year’s Graduate Student Awards. The event kicked off on May 9th, celebrating the many accomplishments of CU Boulder’s graduate students. Each award acknowledges the feats that were achieved, but some awards are accompanied by aid, or fellowships and...