PoliSci Blog

Student Ambassadors
Posted on March 21st, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

Applications to become a Student Ambassador for the School of Liberal Arts are open now for Fall 2022 service! Do you feel passionate about how the School of Liberal Arts has helped shape you? Would you like to share your story? As a student ambassador, you will become the face of our school, and you will …

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Kinzito
Posted on March 14th, 2022 in Students, Students/Alumni, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Kizito D. Kalima, the Founder and Executive Director of the Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation and a Rwandan Genocide survivor spoke to Professor Scott Pegg’s POLS Y338 African Politics on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Before Kizito’s visit, POLS Y338 students had spent two class sessions watching the acclaimed PBS Frontline documentary “Ghosts of Rwanda” …

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Sam
Posted on February 28th, 2022 in Internships, Students, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

Samuel Kingue – IUPUI Political Science Major, Communications Studies Minor I am currently doing my internship at the Indiana State Capitol. I am a Senate Republican legislative Intern and I specifically intern for Senator Bray who happens to be the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Some of the connections you could make between the …

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Success
Posted on February 3rd, 2022 in Students, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

Meet IUPUI student Sara Berge.  Sara is a BA/JD student in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI who was just accepted to the IU McKinney School of Law!  As part of the BA/JD program, Sara was able to finish her undergraduate studies in Law in Liberal Arts in three years. She will transition to …

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TDP and AD
Posted on January 13th, 2022 in Faculty, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Demirel-Pegg and Dr. Dusso won an RSFG grant to conduct voter surveys after this year’s national elections in Hungary, Columbia, Brazil, and the Philippines. The project’s title is “Executive Takeover and Democratic Backsliding: Voters’ Concern for Democratic Decline and Support for Authoritarian Leaders.” This follows up on work they conducted in Turkey after the …

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Kemp
Posted on January 5th, 2022 in Events, Faculty, Students/Alumni, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Introduction to American Politics (POLS Y103) taught by Desmond L. Kemp, American Studies doctoral candidate, were given opportunity to take a creative approach to solving political centered issues using technology. The purpose of this project was for students to explore the role of interest groups. They met with the creator of EMPOWRD, Horace Williams, which …

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StudentEngagementIUPUIMock
Posted on November 19th, 2021 in Students, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

By Erin M. Engels, Clinical Associate Professor While the world is captivated by the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, at IUPUI we are following the hottest trial in Midlands – literally.  Maybe you are not familiar with State v. Dakota Sutcliffe.  Sutcliffe is accused of setting fire to Chuggies Bar in Midlands.  A firefighter died while …

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Beth W
Posted on October 22nd, 2021 in Alumni, Research, Students/Alumni, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Beth Windisch who graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelor of Arts’ degree in Political Science in 2005 returned to campus earlier this month to be a guest speaker in Professor Scott Pegg’s POLS Y219 Introduction to International Relations class. Since graduating from IUPUI, Beth has remained actively engaged in terrorism and security studies research. Her …

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POLS Signature internships
Posted on October 5th, 2021 in Internships, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

Several students are completing internships in Political Science and Paralegal Studies.  If you are interested in completing an internship next semester, please contact our Internship Director – Professor Engels at eengels@iupui.edu. What’s it like to do an internship? Bri – Hey everyone! My name is Bri and I am currently a Junior at IUPUI. I …

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