Department News

  • Successful Spring Awards Ceremony!
    The April 27th POLS Awards Ceremony was a smashing success! Thank you to all of the awardees and their families who joined us. Our keynote speech came from Ross Dardani (Ph.D. ’17), Assistant Professor of Political Science at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Enjoy photos from the event below!
    Posted on April 29, 2022
  • Student Successes: Spring 2022
    Doctoral Candidate Volodymyr Gupan was cited in a Hartford Courant article entitled “Ukraine War Concerns UConn, ECSU academics.” Volodymyr comes from Ukraine and has family still there. Currently, he is teaching about the country in a class at UConn’s Hartford campus. POLS Major Damani Douglas ‘23 (CLAS) has been elected as the new Student member […]
    Posted on April 11, 2022
  • Alumni Notes: Spring 2022
    Two of the department’s alums – Jason R. Jakubowski ’99 (CLAS) ’01 MPA and Julio A. Concepcion ’04 (CLAS) – have been named to the Hartford Business Journal Power 50 List for 2022. Also featured on the list was UConn’s Interim President, Radenka Maric. WIlliam Brustein ‘69 (CLAS), the former Vice President for Global Strategies […]
    Posted on April 11, 2022
  • Faculty Achievements Spring 2022
    Michael Morrell (joined by colleagues Robert C. Richards of University of Arkansas, Justin Reedy of University of Oklahoma, and David Brinker) guest-edited a Special Issue of the Journal of Deliberative Democracy on Psychological Phenomena in Democratic Deliberation. In that same issue, Morrell (joined by Genevieve Fuji Johnson of Simon Fraser University and Laura W. Black […]
    Posted on April 11, 2022
  • Presenters – 2022 Research Excellence in Political Science
    On April 12, the following students presented their research at the annual Research Excellence in Political Science (REPS) poster session in Oak 408. This event is sponsored by the Alan R. Bennett Honors Professorship in Political Science.   Abuse of power or moral failings?: The punishment of judges engaged in sexual misconduct Ariana Bahavar Is […]
    Posted on April 11, 2022
  • Student Successes: Winter 2022
    Shelby Houghton ‘22 (CLAS), a double major in Political Science and Human Rights, won a Fall 2021 UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship Program Change Grant. Born out of the UConn Co-op’s commitment to public engagement, innovative entrepreneurship, social impact, and active mentorship, the program provides undergraduates with resources to engage in projects that make an impact. […]
    Posted on February 7, 2022
  • Alumni Notes: Winter 2022
    Salil Benegal ‘16 Ph.D. has been awarded promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure from the Trustees of Depauw University. John Iadarola ‘06 (CLAS) is a political pundit and YouTube personality who hosts the online news show The Young Turks as well as The Damage Report, which offers a daily breakdown of what he views as […]
    Posted on February 7, 2022
  • Faculty Achievements: Winter 2022
    This past January, Evan Perkoski (and several co-authors) published “The Militant Group Alliances and Rivalries data set,” which is now available at the National Security Policy Center website. It provides data on all known cooperative and conflictual relationships between armed groups globally from 1950 to 2016. Talbot Andrews’ article titled, “Who Do You Trust? Institutions […]
    Posted on February 7, 2022
  • 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