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Posted on June 13th, 2021 in Faculty, Featured by Aaron Dusso

by Scott Pegg In 2017, I travelled to the unrecognized Republic of Somaliland as an international election observer for their presidential elections. In May 2021, I again had the chance to return to Somaliland as an international election observer for their parliamentary and local council elections held on May 31, 2021. This time, I was …

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Travis W. Endicott photo
Posted on May 3rd, 2021 in Featured, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

Congratulations to Political Science Alumnus Travis Endicott for landing his new position as an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Wartburg College! Travis is also now Dr. Endicott after defending his Ph.D. dissertation (University of Mississippi) last week too! Wonderful news all around!

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Posted on April 14th, 2021 in Featured, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

  Congratulations to our majors Elisabeth Huls and Riley Smith for being named to IUPUI’s Top 100! Both have been wonderful contributors to our department and classes for years! The Top 100 recognizes student excellence by honoring 100 outstanding undergraduate students who demonstrate excellence in three categories: (1) academic excellence, (2) campus leadership, and (3) …

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Posted on February 4th, 2021 in Announcements, Featured, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

By Professor Erin M. Engels, JD, IUPUI Pre-Law Advisor Are you considering law school?  The Law School Admission Council (LSAT) collects data on law school applicants and admissions.  An analysis of the 2020 data about IUPUI students provides some helpful guidance for those applying in the future. Last year 87 IUPUI students applied to attend …

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Posted on February 2nd, 2021 in Announcements, Featured by Aaron Dusso

    The Department of Political Science is happy to announce our new Fall Washington D.C. Internship initiative. Now you have the opportunity to live and work in Washington D.C. during the fall semester, while earning at least 12 credits toward your degree. Turbo charge your resume and career with another one of the great …

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Posted on January 12th, 2021 in Featured, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

By Alex Workman As a child, I would watch out the car window as we passed the Harding Street power station spew out smoke from its huge stacks. The ominous clouds of pollution scared me since I knew that the dangerous smoke was being put into the same air that we all breathe. As a …

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Posted on November 23rd, 2020 in Faculty, Featured by Aaron Dusso

The success of former vice-president Joe Biden in the recent US presidential election has been met with relief by most Europeans and their political leaders. After four years of Trumpian idiosyncrasies and uncertainties, during which tensions in the transatlantic relationship reached unprecedented levels, most now expect a return to some kind of normality. Just what …

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Slimy worms and sticky kids poster
Posted on November 16th, 2020 in Faculty, Featured by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Friesen, along with her co-author Dr. Aleksander Ksiazkiewicz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), recently published an article titled, “Slimy worms or sticky kids: How caregiving tasks and gender identity attenuate disgust response,” in the journal Politics and the Life Sciences. You can find Dr. Ksiazkiewicz’s twitter thread discussing the piece here. It has some …

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Political Science voting featured image
Posted on August 4th, 2020 in Faculty, Featured by Aaron Dusso

As the November 3rd elections continue to get closer, we asked members of the department a very simple question. Why vote? Here are our answers in 200 words or less. Bill Blomquist I vote (and recommend that others do so too) for a few reasons. First, elections really matter. No matter your philosophy or party, you …

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