Political Science Department at Ohio University Athens, OH The Department of Political Science at Ohio University in Athens Ohio offers BA and MA degrees.
We have over 300 majors and minors and 50 graduate students. Political Scientists study questions about government, justice, the state and power from empirical and theoretical points of view. Our 20 faculty do research and teach in a wide array of areas including American politics, Asian studies, comparative politics, electoral politics, environmental studies, gender studies, international relations, law, political theory, public administration, queer studies, welfare policy, and race and ethnicity. A sizeable number of our faculty also participate in interdisciplinary programs. As a department, we are strongly committed to excellent teaching, diversity and innovative scholarship. Our faculty are among the best teachers in the university. Virtually all have outstanding teaching evaluations and most have won university teaching awards.
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is offering funded Undergraduate Research Scholar positions for the 2021–2022 academic year! Open to POLS majors as well!
Political Science Majors Association is inviting all POLS majors to the recruitment event on Monday at 7:30 pm!
Elizabeth Evans Baker Endowed Lecture by Fati Abubakar - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
Check out the Baker Endowed Lecture this Thursday by the prominent photojournalist and documentary photographer, Fati Abubakar!
On Thursday, December 3 at 12:00 noon, the Contemporary History Institute will be hosting a talk by Fati Abubakar for the Elizabeth Evans Baker Endowed Lecture. Ms. Abubakar is a documentary photographer, photojournalist, and public health worker from Nigeria. She was born and raised in Maiduguri, B...
Come join the Political Science Major Association along with Dr. White and Dr. Grant as they moderate a non-partisan discussion on the immediate events and outcomes of the election as it unfolds on November 4, 2020 at 6 pm. Contact Angel Vergona at [email protected] with any questions. Join meeting: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ab92698d934b74e8fb5c1d1e46289d9d8%40thread.tacv2/1604357567595?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22f3308007-477c-4a70-8889-34611817c55a%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22c42cf3d6-10b5-41d4-9f9e-e67989e335cd%22%7d
Check out this summer internship opportunity!
Students - have a paper on Refugees, Black, and Indigenous Movements, that you would like to share in a virtual student conference? Check out https://crscaucus.info.yorku.ca/crs-cerlac-2021-conference/!
CRS/CERLAC 2021 Conference Home Call for Papers Program Abstracts Presenter Bios Registration Contact Us Virtual Student Conference: February 26-27, 2021 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Due November 6, 2020. Conference Theme: Recognition, Agency, and Deservingness: (Re)framing Refugee, Black, and Indigenous ...
Join the Center for Campus Engagement sponsored Debate Watching Event tonight where Dr. Lauren Elliott-Dorans of Political Science will offer some introductory remarks! #BobcatsVote
Register here to receive the Zoom link: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eK86KYFKNprAXXf Debate watches have long been a tradition in the United States, particularly on college and university campuses. In today’s environment, a practical alternative to in-person gatherings is a virtual debat...
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: vASN: "The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Contextualizing the new violence in a long-standing dispute". After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.
POLS Students! Check out this public event by the Association for the Study of Nationalities “The Nagorno Karabakh Conflict: Contextualizing the New Violence in a Long-Standing Dispute.” The event will take place on Thursday, October 8 at 1PM ET (Eastern Time) on Zoom and last until 2:20 pm.
Fighting has flared between Armenia and Azerbaijan once again over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding territories. This outbreak of violence, the worst since a 2016 conflagration that claimed over 300 lives, comes at a time of global upheaval and uncertainty. Shifts in foreign policy strategies by regional players Russia and Turkey may provide fewer incentives for leadership in Azerbaijan and Armenia to pursue stabilizing avenues to find peace.
Nina Caspersen (U of York, UK)
Thomas de Waal (Carnegie Europe, Belgium)
Laurence Broers (Conciliation Resources, UK)
Moderator: Julie George (Queens C, CUNY, US)
Please register for the event with the following link:
Upon registration, you will immediately receive an email containing a (non-transferrable) link to a secure Zoom session for the event.
Fighting has flared between Armenia and Azerbaijan once again over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding territories. This outbreak of violence, the worst since a 2016 conflagration that claimed over 300 lives, comes at a time of global upheaval and uncertainty. Shifts in foreign p...
Students who are interested in careers in the policy world, check out this wonderful opportunity:
The Pandemic Policython, scheduled from October 23rd-25th for 48 hours, is an opportunity for students to write policy proposals addressing today’s most pressing challenges in areas such as public health, economic equity, criminal justice, and international affairs. This free online event is open to anyone, whether you have an inkling to explore public policy, or you want to further hone your existing policy writing skills. We welcome beginners!
Speakers and mentors from nonprofits like the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, academic institutions like the Harvard Kennedy School, and international NGOs like the World Health Organization will be participating and sharing their expertise. You can work in teams of 1-4 members and receive feedback every step of the way through workshops, mentor office hours, and judge feedback. The event culminates with submitting the policy memos to policymakers. Winning teams will receive up to $250 in cash and $1000 in a seed grant fund to continue their work with a partner. Tons of other prizes, from placement in the Harvard Art Museum to automatic entry into partner organization fellowships and chats with leading academics, are available.
For more information, visit our website and register (please reserve your spot asap!): https://policython.org/
Do not miss Political Science Professors Elliott-Dorans, Fredette and Jungkunz discussing the voting process and why your vote matters! Tomorrow at NOON!
Check out this Women & U.S. Election Event featuring Political Science Professor and Associate Dean Sarah Poggione & History Professor Katherine Jellison!
How women have and continue to change the political landscape in the US.
Join Dr.s Jellison and Poggione from the College of Arts & Sciences to discuss women in politics and take part in the conversation by posting your questions in the comments.
Jellison is an expert in first ladies, gender in politics, and women’s studies. Her research focuses on the unelected position of first Lady of the United States, particularly how the First Lady wields much influence on the public and on policy.
An expert in American politics, women in politics, state politics, and policy analysis, Poggione studies the impact of women on public policy and government and the effects of legislative institutions on state legislators' behavior and state policy.
Join your fellow Bobcats for the 2020 Presidential Election and rock the vote this November 3rd. Register to vote TODAY! The deadline to register in Ohio is October 5th, 2020.
Learn about voting in your state with up-to-date information from state elections officials.
War and Peace | Fawley and Waterbury to Discuss Eastern European Security, Sept. 24 - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
Join Professor of Political Science, Myra Waterbury, and the Commander of the Army ROTC, MAJ Darrell Fawley in a discussion of Contemporary Security Issues in Eastern Europe this Thursday at 6:30! You can register for the event by sending an email to MAJ Fawley ([email protected])!
The Ohio University War and Peace Discussion Series hosts Maj. Darrell Fawley, Commander of the Army ROTC Bobcat Battalion, and Dr. Myra Waterbury, Professor of Political Science, discussing the contemporary challenges and opportunities in Eastern Europe as related to security issues on Thursday, Se...
CLJC Supports #ScholarStrike, Hosts Virtual Discussion on Police Violence in U.S., Sept. 9 - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
On Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 3-4:30 p.m. (via Teams) check out this CLJC event with a moderated discussion of a short documentary by Laurence Ralph (Princeton), “The Torture Letters.” The discussion features center professors who study race and the law.
CLJC expresses its support of the September 8-9 in #ScholarStrike, a 48-hour general strike “to make a collective stand against police violence (particularly against communities of color) in the United States.”
POLS Majors - you have an organization which will help you connect with your peers, alumni, and your professors; organize events; and explore career opportunities! Get involved now!
We hope your semester is off to a smooth start! POLS students - do not hesitate to let your professors and advisors know if you have any questions or concerns at any point. Like always, we remain committed to providing full academic support to our students!
American Political Science Association's academic journal articles on Protests, Policing, and Race - all available to public now!
Browse all available academic journals, books and articles at Cambridge University Press.
For those who are looking for readings/sources on BLM (courtesy of Prof. Taylor, who will be teaching POLS 4729/5739 Politics of Race in Fall)!
#BlackLivesMatter PGI Micro-Syllabus Presented by Politics, Groups, and IdentitiesThis micro-syllabus brings together a broad collection of readings about the Black Lives Matter Movement, police violence, and subsequent Black political responses. The syllabus includes discussions about the origins o...
Our professional association (American Political Science Association)'s statement:
The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have reignited protests and calls for justice in the United States and across the world. These murders are among the latest in …
POLS undergraduate and graduate students - check out the brand new courses we are offering this Fall before finalizing your schedules!
POLS 4901/5901The Politics of Surveillance - T/Th 10:30-11:50
Dr. John Gilliom
Ubiquitous new forms of tracking, assessment, and data analysis have revolutionized politics, consumerism, law enforcement, education and other dimensions of our lives. This course invites student to join in “surveillance studies”--the growing intellectual movement exploring the political and social implications of these changes. We start with a series of readings and lectures designed to orient the class to the dynamics of change and the prevailing scholarly discourse. We then shift to form collaborative research teams that will pursue reporting and analysis on areas of surveillance that students identify as key areas of interest. The semester concludes with research collaboratives presenting their findings.
POLS 4905/5905 Minorities and Migration - M/W 3:05-4:25 p.m.
Dr. Myra Waterbury
This class will explore how states and societies around the world deal with diversity and cultural difference. We will investigate how and why cultural minority groups (based on ethnicity, language, religion, race, etc.) make demands for rights and representation from their states, and how and why states choose either to exclude and suppress cultural minorities or to accommodate and integrate them. Since one of the main sources of cultural diversity comes from migration – the movement of peoples across borders – the course will also look at the politics of migration (including refugees) and the debates about rights and belonging they generate: who to allow in, who to exclude, and how to treat people from other countries once they are living amongst you. We will use a combination of journalistic writings, first-person accounts, and scholarly arguments to explore these issues in a variety of cases.
POLS 4901/5901 Religion in American Politics - T/Th 12-1:20 pm
Dr. Lauren Elliott-Dorans
This class will focus on how religion and politics intersect to shape our political landscape and individual beliefs. From abortion to school prayer to national security policy, religion and politics interact to shape our political realities. To what extent does religion shape our politics – and to what extent should it? How does religion influence our political attitudes and behaviors? What events and social movements continue to shape our religious and political landscapes? In this course, we’ll take up these questions, as well as many others.
Great paid opportunity for POLS majors!
This evening & Tomorrow!
TODAY @ 3 pm! Come and chat with Political Science alumna Alison Thornton!
POLS majors - check out this opportunity at the Voinovich School!
TODAY! Come and hear from Political Science professors about the issues surrounding U.S.-Iran relations, and ask your questions!
Career Week | Political Science Career Panel, Jan. 30 - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
Political Science majors - do not miss this event! Hear from our amazing alumni, and see what their advice is when you are crafting your career path!
RSVP by Jan. 23 for Free Business Cards Students are invited to meet and network with four Ohio University alumni at the Political Science Career Panel on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Bentley 233 on the Athens Campus. Meet with alumni and hear about how they …
TODAY: Come and listen to Dr. Kendhammer of Political Science talk about his recent book, and learn about Boko Haram at Alden Library!
WATCH LIVESTREAM HERE >
Congratulations to Dr. Elliott-Dorans for receiving the Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching!
The bucket list for involved citizens: 76 things you can do to boost civic engagement
Rebecca Winthrop and Meg Huebeck outline a “Democracy 76” list to provide specific and practical actions that we all can take to be an involved citizen.
Interested in securing a summer research internship?
Attend the “How to Find and Secure Summer Research Internships” Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 4:30-5:30 pm, 35 Park Place, HTC Common Room
Monday, Nov. 25, 4:30-5:30 pm, Alden Library, CoLab 301U [repeat session]
Presented by Chris Lewis, Director ONCA and Roxanne Male’-Brune, Director, !Grant Development
Learn how to find opportunities; get tips for writing successful applications; and hear about some program highlights: NSF REUs, Amgen Scholars and DAAD RISE Internships!
Are you a POLS major? Do you need to have your advising hold lifted? Come to Bentley Annex 2nd floor to meet with an advisor, have your hold lifted, and have food/coffee!
Elizabeth Evans Baker Lecture | Ambassador Mary Ann Peters, Oct. 24 - Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences
Don't miss! Ambassador Mary Ann Peters, CEO of the Carter Center, will be on campus for the Baker Peace Lecture on Thursday.
The Contemporary History Institute announces Elizabeth Evans Baker Lecture featuring Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Baker 240. “Peters joined The Carter Center as its chief executive officer Sept. 2, 2014. As CEO, Ambassador Peters provides vision and leade...
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