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Moderated by Politics Professor Paul Freedman. The discussion panel includes Politics Alumni Board Member and Instructor Mary Kate Cary. This event is being hosted by The Miller Center, UVA Lifetime Learning and the Democracy Initiative....
Associate Professor Murad Idris received the 2020 David Easton Award and the 2020 Best Paper Award, Foundations of Political Theory Section, from the American Political Science Association (APSA). Professor Idris was awarded the David Easton Award...
In “Buying Power: Electoral Strategy Before the Secret Vote,” Daniel W. Gingerich, Associate Professor of Politics, Co-Director of the Corruption Laboratory for Ethics, Accountability, and the Rule of Law (CLEAR Lab), and Director of the...
The updated, no-contact, process for declaring a major is available here: https://politics.as.dev.artsci.virginia.edu/how-to-declare-politics-major. ...
Welcome from the Chair Welcome to the Department of Politics! If you’re interested in any combination of domestic or global politics, governing systems, public opinion, political economy, campaigns and elections, foreign affairs, political...
The French Paradox: Prosperity and Torment Lecture Series with Chantal Delsol scheduled on March 18th, 19th and 20th (see details below) have been canceled and postponed until Fall 2020 semester....
Philip Potter directs the National Security Policy Center, which fosters a dialogue between students and faculty members on Grounds and decision-makers in Washington. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications) [UVA TODAY] November 07,...
What can you do with a degree in Politics? What is life like after graduation? Life After Politics is our annual event featuring alumni mentors, panel participants, and networking opportunities. Presented by the Department of Politics and The...
Friday, October 25, 2019 11:30am to 3:00pm Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium, Recruiting Room, 1815 Stadium Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA Engage with alumni from the Department of Politics who will speak on a panel and be...
Starting this semester, top students in the Department of Politics again will have the opportunity to join the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society. Membership in Pi Sigma Alpha is an acknowledgment of outstanding academic performance in the...
The faculty and staff of the Department of Politics celebrated Professor Stephen White's distinguished career on Friday, January 26. Speakers included John Owen—Chair, Paul Freedman—Associate Chair, and Professor White's peers in...
Professor Brantly Womack is on a multi-country visit in Asia. His first stop was in Taiwan where he participated in a workshop at the Institute of Political Science of Taiwan's Academia Sinica with Department of Politics adjuncts Harry...
Justin Kirkland is the new Associate Professor of Politics. He comes to the University of Virginia from the University of Houston where he was Associate Professor of Political Science. He was recently honored with the 2018 Emerging Scholar Award,...
Professor Shiran Victoria Shen joins the Department of Politics after receiving her Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her recent scholarly honors include the 2017 Paul A. Sabatier Award from the American Political Science Association for the...
FYRE – First Year Research Experience is a program offered to rising 2nd years. The program aims to increase the number of underrepresented students pursuing graduate education and careers in the humanities and social sciences. This...
A new set of scholars to receive the 2018 Quandt Awards has been chosen to pursue research overseas. The Quandt International Research Fund was started by the Department of Politics in honor of William Quandt, a distinguished faculty member and...
Presentation Title Epistemic Bubbles and Authoritarian Politics Organization Philosophy, University of Michigan Start Date 04-20-2018 Start Time 10:00 End Time 12:00 Location Gibson 296 Details Abstract:...
Students and professors will also travel to Chicago for the 76th Annual MPSA Conference, April 5-8, 2018. More info  Participants this year include: Checks, Balances, and Federalism Connor Maxwell Ewing The Judicial Construction of...
The Department of Politics will have a wide range of speakers at this year’s ISA Conference in San Francisco. The conference will be tagged on social media as #ISA2018. It will run from April 4–7, 2018. The New Financial...
The annual Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition was held Tuesday, March 20th 2018 in Newcomb Hall. Grad participants from the Department of Politics included: Simonas Cepenas—Partisan Politics and Taxation: Why Some Democracies...
Please join our graduate scholars presenting at the 2018 Huskey 2018 Graduate Research Exhibition. This year’s political scientists: 1:30 Simonas Cepenas Partisan Politics and Taxation: Why Some Democracies are More Heavily Taxed...
Presentation Title Distinguished Majors Program Info Session Start Date 03-12-2018 Start Time 5:00 End Time 7:00 Location Nau 342 Details Government and Foreign Affairs Majors, If you will be graduating next year...
Abigail Post joins Anderson University in Indiana as an Assistant Professor of International Relations/National Security in the Department of History & Political Science. Her dissertation was title The Language of Signaling: National...
Starting Fall 2018, Kenny Lowande will be an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy (by Courtesy) at the University of Michigan. Kenny earned his Ph.D. from UVA in 2016, and has been a postdoctoral fellow at Washington...
The details on this event will be forthcoming. January 19 workshop Start Date 01-19-2018 Start Time 12:00 End Time 1:30
The Race, Ethnicity and Gender Working Group (REG) in the Department of Politics brings together faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to advance research, mentorship and teaching on political questions that address race, ethnicity...
It would be so nice to sum up Roger Herbert's path in a few simple words, but that is not going to happen. He graduated with his Ph.D. from the Department of Politics in 2016. But he was a Captain in the U.S. Navy as a SEAL before that, and a...
Carah Ong Whaley discusses the implications of the 2017 election results with Sam Wood, WJBC, the Voice of Central Illinois. Carah Ong Whaley, University of Virginia, 11-08-17 ...
There is a new initiative to bring some transparency to hiring in Political Science: see #PSJMInfo on Twitter.  Following the best examples of internet activism, the Department of Politics at the University joins other leading institutions to...
Brantly Womack is currently enjoying a one-month position as visiting scholar at China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), the university associated with China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  He presented a lecture, “Comparing the...
Despite what you may conjure from the headline of this story, it is not about the politics of football—the power players and the trades, the Superbowl and DeflateGate, severe head injuries or insights into quarterbacks in panty hose....
On Tuesday, April 4th Paul Freedman (Politics), Lou Bloomfield (Physics), Stephen Cushman (English),  and Martien Halvorson-Taylor (Religious Studies) each spoke about themselves for fifteen minutes. While in most situations this might...
The Huskey Awards are a place for A&S graduate students to share their research to an audience of many fields—presentations may be oral (10-12 minutes) or presented in a postering session (4-5 minutes). The graduate...
Winners of the 2017 Quandt Fund Gregory Lannon, for research in Czechoslovakia and Japan on Russian foreign policy toward Eastern Europe and Japan in the early 1990s.   He will do archival research in both Prague and Hokkaido....
Dale Copeland’s new book, Economic Interdependence and War has received the Best Book Award from the International Studies Association. Professor Copeland will receive his award at the 2017 ISA meeting on February 23. This is...
James Savage will be teaching and conducting research at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna for Spring 2017 semester. The Fulbright-Diplomatic Academy Visiting Professor of International Studies award, will allow professor Savage to teach...
As part of a nationwide teach-in on Refugees, Migration, and Borders, University of Virginia faculty from the Department of Politics, School of Law Department of History, Department of Religious Studies, and others will conduct a one-day...
We are pleased to announce the fourth annual competition for the Charles H. Koch Jr. Award to provide financial support up to $5000 to help cover the expenses of internships related to foreign affairs of students in the College of Arts and...
Application Information For complete application and submission details go to the Quandt Fund site. Deadline for this year is March 3, 2017. Eligibility Grants of up to $3000 are made to: Politics students, undergraduate...
Brantly Womack is in Hanoi keynoting the Fifth International Conference of Vietnam Studies with a talk on The Vietnam-China-U.S. Triangle—What Next?  The conference is a quadrennial interdisciplinary event sponsored by Vietnam...
It’s no longer true that only Nixon can go to China—Nicholas Winter toured the country at the request of the U.S. State Department to tell the story of the 2016 Presidential Election as part of their Public Affairs Programming...
David Leblang (Department of Politics Chair) and Paul Freedman (Associate Chair) working with Hope McIntyre and Yifeng Song, of the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia developed the following three...
The 2016 Life After Politics event was held on Friday the 28th—thirteen department alums revealed their secrets to successful careers and the rocky roads they took to get there. The annual event includes a panel of...
Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for George H. W. Bush, Jeff Nussbaum, former speechwriter for vice presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, and Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center...
Ezekiel Tan (UVA 2008 – Foreign Affairs and International Economics) has been awarded the 2016 Singapore-China Premier Scholarship (SCPS) to pursue a Master degree in International Relations at Peking University this Fall. The SCPS is...
Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner joins the Woodrow Wilson Department of Political Science beginning in the Fall 2016 semester. She comes to the University from Boston College as an Assistant Professor, and from the Harvard Academy for...
Anne Meng has joined the University of Virginia Department of Politics. She comes to our department from the University of California, Berkeley where she received her Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.A. in Economics. Her research in...
The application process is now closed. Are you thinking about attending graduate school in Political Science? Do you want to learn more? For students from under-represented groups considering getting a Ph.D. in Politics This event is for...
Have you been confused about summer? Have you asked “what is it for?”, “how much does it cost?” , “does it make my GPA look big?”   Get ready to be unconfused. What if you spent your summer tucked into the...
When is a game not a game? When it’s deadly serious.   Todd Sechser, P.I., and Abigail Post, Project and Lab Manager, presented preliminary findings from their laboratory experiments in conflict and violence to an audience including...
Why do songs about money always repeat money, money, money? But I digress.   Carol Mershon, Geoff Gordon, Jennifer Simons will be presenting at the Institutions in Context workshop at the University of Tampere in ...
Carol Mershon will be presenting her work Advancing Women’s Research in Higher Education at an “all school” lecture at  University of Venda in South Africa on June 15th, 2016. As part of the four day retreat,...
Sonal Pandya receives Stanford’s Hoover Fellowship to Continue Research on Supermarket Scanner Data Professor Sonal Pandya has been selected as a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow for 2016–17. Her...
Lynn Sanders will be on a panel examining the works of Jacob Lawrence, an African American artist from Harlem, primarily known for his work which he termed dynamic cubism. Lynn, a painter as well as political scientist, uses art in her classes...
David Leblang Receives Mentoring Awards David Leblang keeps his door open—and all kinds of opportunities wander in. For him the most pleasant are the ones where he ends up as a mentor. He has developed a reputation as a...
Leonard Schoppa and Skye Fitzgerald screened their new documentary, “The Slow Walk Home” for an enthusiastic crowd of city planners, firefighters, pedestrians, bicyclists, parents, and activists. What kind of film can draw such a diverse...
Dr. Carol Mershon has been elected to the Hugh S. and Winifred Cumming Chair in Politics for a three year term beginning Fall of 2016. Her research is outstanding and her leadership and service in the area of...
Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz visited Food Politics during J-Term. Her presentation was a recap of the process, negotiation, and compromise which she and her committee go through in revising the joint USDA/Health and Human Services ...
Stuart Pape (Government ’70, Law ’73) visited Paul Freedman’s Food Politics J-Term class. His presentation, The Politics of Food: Some Perspectives on the History and Character of U.S. Food Safety Regulation , covered all...
We all like to think our work is important—Dale Lawton’s work informs the President of the United States. Some days his intelligence analysis ends up in the book, the daily briefing book of the POTUS. He currently works at the State...
The Department of Politics hosted its first annual Diversity Visit Day on October 15th, 2015. Thirteen outstanding undergraduates and recent graduates from underrepresented groups spent the day at UVA, learning about graduate school in general and...
Fifty students had their eyes opened when eight alums showed up to share what actually happens after you get a degree in politics. Professor Paul Freedman’s Life After Politics panel and speed mentoring activities showcased five post...