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Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence in Political Science

On April 1, the Department will host a special celebration to mark our 75th anniversary at UConn.


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  • Student Successes: Early Spring 2023
    Yejie Kim and Jessica Cross along with IIREP MA student Gregory Franklin, Jr. had papers accepted to the NEPSA 2023 conference in April Bianka Adamatti was awarded the 2023 Master’s Thesis Award from the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS). The award is given each year in four different disciplinary categories on a rotating basis. […]
    Posted on February 22, 2023
  • Faculty Achievements: Early Spring 2023
    Talbot Andrew’s paper, Preferences for prevention: People assume expensive problems have expensive solutions won the award for best paper published in Risk Analysis in 2022. Prof. Andrews also had new work coauthored with a large international team studying climate impacts, published in iScience: Adaptation to compound climate risks: A systematic global stocktake. Finally, she talked […]
    Posted on February 22, 2023

Upcoming Events

  1. Mar 21 POLS Presentation: Advisors in Foreign Policy12:20pm
  2. Mar 21 Joshua Kertzer Presentation: Advisers and Aggregation in Foreign Policy Decision-Making12:20pm
  3. Mar 21 Presentation: "The Coloniality of Law in the US and Brazilian Indigenous Peoples' Contexts"3:00pm
  4. Mar 22 Middle East Studies Colloquium: Activism in War: How International Aid Shapes Nonviolent Action in Violent Contexts12:15pm
  5. Mar 29 POLS Internship Open House3:00pm
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Please join us for the March Political Theory Workshop! "Caribbean Anticolonial Thought," Aaron Kamugisha, Africana Studies, Smith College with commentary by San Lee, Political Science, UCONN. March 27th, 12:15-1:30p.m. in Oak 438 and on Zoom! Pre-circulated paper and Zoom link to follow!! Questions? email The Political Theory Workshop is generously sponsored by UCONN's Humanities Institute. ...

As we approach break, here are some upcoming dates students may need to know! Stop in to Oak 409, make an appointment with Dr. Hoffmann, or visit our website for more information. ...

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Happy International Women's Day- Today, we celebrate and acknowledge all of the strong women within our department!

The POLS website now has a new landing page, called "Get Involved"! You can find this under the "Undergraduate" tab, or you can go directly to If you're clicking on the tab, you'll find that if you hover over "Get Involved" you can choose to go to "Ways to Get Involved", "Internships", and "Undergraduate Research". Clicking on "Ways to Get Involved" takes you to the main "Get Involved" landing page, linked above, where you can choose to learn more about internships, research, clubs and organizations, and study abroad. Clicking on "Internships" takes you to the main internships page, which is Clicking on "Undergraduate Research" takes you to a page where you can learn all about that topic: ...