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The UConn Department of Political Science studies how the political process shapes the choices we face as a community.

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News

  • Student Successes: Late Fall 2021
    Sercan Canbolat was the lead author on an article in Canadian Foreign Policy Journal that he co-authored with Professors Sarah Gansen and Patrick James at the University of Southern California. The article was entitled “Systemism and Foreign Policy: An Exercise in Systematic Synthesis.”  Bennett Research Assistant John Kelly ’21 (CLAS) and his supervisor, Professor Kimberly […]
    Posted on November 9, 2021
  • Alumni Notes: Late Fall 2021
    Chineze Osakwe ’21 (CLAS) was admitted to the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute’s 1L Advocates Program, which is a specially curated program of activities, training, and mentorship for first year law students interested in human rights. Greg Williams ’14 Ph.D, associate professor of political science at the University of Northern Colorado, has received a […]
    Posted on November 9, 2021
  • Faculty Achievements: Late Fall 2021
    Oksan Bayulgen, Lyle Scruggs, and two co-authors published an article in the December 2021 issue of Energy Politics entitled “Tilting at Windmills? Electoral Repercussions of Wind Turbine Projects in Minnesota.” The same cohort published a piece in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage on October 20, 2021,titled “Biden wants more wind energy. Those projects should help […]
    Posted on November 9, 2021

Upcoming Events

  1. Feb 4 Philosophy Department Colloquium: George Fourlas4:00pm
  2. Feb 25 Beyond the Prison: The Politics Of Abolition12:15pm
  3. Mar 21 Gendered Citizenship: Understanding Gendered Violence In Democratic India12:15pm
  4. Apr 18 From Creolization Of Theory To Praxis: Feminist And Community Organization's Decolonial Empowerment In Puerto Rico12:15pm
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