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Political Science Virtual Town Hall - Couldn't attend? Info here!

Nov. 11, 2020

The Political Science Department hosted a town hall meeting regarding the upcoming Spring semester on Monday, November 9th for our undergraduate students. Check out the link below for a full breakdown of the meeting and answers during the Q&A session! Town Hall Meeting Overview Students may still submit questions to...


Graduate Part-Time Instructor Appreciation Award: Congratulations to Erkan Gunes!

Nov. 6, 2020

Congratulations to Erkan Gunes, winner of the Graduate Part-Time Instructor Award! This award is granted in recognition of how Erkan has risen to the challenges presented by teaching during the pandemic. His online offerings through Continuing Education this semester of PSCI 3062 – Revolution and Political Violence and PSCI 4012...


Ken Bickers and CU Boulder Today

Nov. 5, 2020

Our department chair, Kenneth Bickers, has been featured in an article in CU Boulder Today regarding political scientists weighing in with their thoughts on the election so far. Read more about it here!


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...