Department of Political Science at George Washington University

Department of Political Science at George Washington University The GW Political Science Department is a nationally recognized program with emphases in American Politics, Comparative Politics, and International Relations.
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The George Washington University Political Science Department is a nationally recognized program with emphases in American Politics, Comparative Politics, and International Relations. Faculty and graduate student research is cutting edge and takes advantage of the Department's Washington location to leverage data and resources unique to this national and world capital. The Department ranked 14th nationally in the National Research Council's most recent rankings of political science programs (for more information on the rankings, see http://departments.columbian.gwu.edu/politicalscience/nrcrankings).

Operating as usual

01/11/2021

Happy first week of classes! Stay tuned for more updates from the Political Science Department.

11/23/2020

Congrats to alumnus Nate Morris (2003 BA) who has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist Scholar. Nate is the founder and CEO of Rubicon, a technology innovator in waste and recycling! He will serve a three year term once the Covid-19 pandemic is over and the State Department decides it is safe to resume the Fulbright program’s activities.

Congratulations to alumna Esther Agbaje (BA 2007), who recently won the election as a State Representative in the state ...
11/10/2020
About | Esther for State Representative

Congratulations to alumna Esther Agbaje (BA 2007), who recently won the election as a State Representative in the state of Minnesota!

Learn more: https://www.estheragbaje.com/about.html

My name is Esther Agbaje, and I’m running to be the State Representative for District 59B in Minneapolis. As a negotiator, as a lawyer, and as a former program manager, I know how to advocate for the district and find common ground with other legislators

Check out Dr. Balla's new publication with GW Economics Ph.D. student Zhoudan (Zoey) Xie!“Online Consultation and the In...
11/04/2020
Online Consultation and the Institutionalization of Transparency and Participation in Chinese Policymaking | The China Quarterly | Cambridge Core

Check out Dr. Balla's new publication with GW Economics Ph.D. student Zhoudan (Zoey) Xie!

“Online Consultation and the Institutionalization of Transparency and Participation in Chinese Policymaking,” China Quarterly,

https://doi.org/10.1017/S030574102000048X

Online Consultation and the Institutionalization of Transparency and Participation in Chinese Policymaking

10/23/2020

The Department of Political Science at GW has made the difficult decision that we must suspend admissions for this academic year. Budget challenges brought about by the pandemic have exerted broad effects on the academic job market. Our faculty believe a year's suspension is in the best interests of our current students and the health of the Ph.D. program. We fully expect to resume admissions in Fall 2021.

Congratulations are in order to our very own Dr. Yonatan Lupu and Dr. Neil Johnson (Physics), who have been awarded a $1...
10/12/2020
Cross-Disciplinary Research to Quantify Evolution, Spread of Misinformation

Congratulations are in order to our very own Dr. Yonatan Lupu and Dr. Neil Johnson (Physics), who have been awarded a $1.86 million Minerva Research Initiative grant from the Department of Defense to support their research on how misinformation spreads online.

"When two George Washington University researchers came up with an idea to study how misinformation evolves and spreads online across different communities, the concept was mostly a thought experiment. Today, in the midst of a global public health crisis, a contentious presidential election cycle, economic volatility and growing demand for social change, their research seeks to explore an ongoing and urgent challenge. " -Kristen Mitchell

Check out the news announcement in GW Today: https://gwtoday.gwu.edu/cross-disciplinary-research-quantify-evolution-spread-misinformation

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences researchers were awarded $1.86 million to study how misinformation spreads between groups and across social media platforms.

Happy Monday Everyone!  Be sure to check out Dr. Lewis's new book.
10/05/2020

Happy Monday Everyone! Be sure to check out Dr. Lewis's new book.

Check out Dr. Bartels's new book!
09/21/2020

Check out Dr. Bartels's new book!

We've officially made it through the first week of classes!  Stay tuned for more updates from the Political Science Depa...
09/04/2020

We've officially made it through the first week of classes! Stay tuned for more updates from the Political Science Department.

Some quiet moments of campus captured on film. Foggy Bottom just isn’t the same without you 💙⁣

📸: @karianntan on Instagram

08/14/2020

Stas Gorelik, a doctoral candidate in our department, has been wrongfully arrested and jailed in Belarus. Stas is a citizen of Belarus and for the past few months has been living with his parents in Minsk while he waits for the renewal of his visa in order to return to the US to continue his studies.

Early Wednesday morning (August 12), KGB agents entered his parents’ home and conducted a thorough search. They did not find or remove anything, but arrested Stas and took him to jail.

We believe his arrest and detention were done in error and call on the authorities in Belarus to release him immediately and safely. We look forward to welcoming him back to the GW campus as soon as possible.

Learn more: https://gwtoday.gwu.edu/statement-detention-gw-doctoral-student-stas-gorelik

https://politicalscience.columbian.gwu.edu/stas-gorelik
#freestasnow

Our faculty have been busy this summer! Check out these recent publications by GW faculty of Political Science!Adam Dean...
07/30/2019
How Should We Now Conceptualize Protest, Diffusion, and Regime Change? - Henry E. Hale,

Our faculty have been busy this summer! Check out these recent publications by GW faculty of Political Science!

Adam Dean and Simeon Kimmel. 2019. "Free trade and opioid overdose death in the United States," Social Science & Medicine - Population Health. 8, 100409.

Charles Glaser, “A Flawed Framework: Why the Liberal International Order Concept Is Misguided,” International Security, Volume 43, Issue 4 (Spring 2019), pp. 51-87.

Henry E. Hale, Maria Lipman, and Nikolay Petrov, “Russia’s Regime-on-the-Move,” Russian Politics, v.4, no.2, June 2019, pp.168-195.

Henry E. Hale, “How Should We Now Conceptualize Protest, Diffusion, and Regime Change?” Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1177/0022002719862427 .

03/29/2019

Congratulations to E.B. Pertner, the first place winner in the 3MT Thesis Presentation Competition in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at GW!

Check out this new publication by Professor Harris Mylonas!Harris Mylonas. 2019. “Nation-Building Policies in the Balkan...
02/11/2019
Nation‐building policies in the Balkans: an Ottoman or a manufactured legacy? - Mylonas - - Nations and Nationalism - Wiley Online Library

Check out this new publication by Professor Harris Mylonas!

Harris Mylonas. 2019. “Nation-Building Policies in the Balkans: An Ottoman or a Manufactured Legacy?” Nations and Nationalism. https://doi.org/10.1111/nana.12499

Nations and Nationalism Volume 0, Issue 0 Original Article Nation‐building policies in the Balkans: an Ottoman or a manufactured legacy? Harris Mylonas https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0506-644X Department of Political Science, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USASearch for more papers by ...

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
01/29/2019
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Ron Chernow, author of the book that inspired "Hamilton," is set to be the first speaker in new #GWU Presidential Distinguished Event Series. The conversation will be moderated by GW History Department and Department of Political Science at George Washington University alum Lindsay Chervinsky, BA '10. Students can RSVP early to receive free admission and a complimentary copy of Mr. Chernow's book beginning today: http://bit.ly/2HyRsz1

01/18/2019
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Congratulations are in order for Professor Eric Kramon who was recently awarded for the Best Article published in 2017 by APSA’s African Politics Conference Group's (APCG). APCG is the APSA-affiliated section for Africanist political scientists.

Here is the article:
Claire Adida, Jessica Gottlieb, Eric Kramon, Gwyneth McClendon. 2017. "Reducing or Reinforcing In-Group Preferences? An Experiment on Information and Ethnic Voting." Quarterly Journal of Political Science 12(4): 437-77

Check out this NYTimes article by Professor Henry Farrell!
11/02/2018
Opinion | The Wrong Way to Punish Iran

Check out this NYTimes article by Professor Henry Farrell!

By threatening to penalize Swift, the financial messaging service, the U.S. is alienating European allies and could undercut the dollar’s dominance.

09/07/2018

We are so proud of Professor Alasdair Bowie, who has been granted his second Fullbright Scholar award this year. Professor Bowie is a Fulbright Scholar in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, in western China, for the 2018-2019 academic year while on sabbatical from GW. His host is the School of International Studies at Sichuan University, the fifth largest university in China. We can't wait to hear about his travels when he returns next fall!

Check out this new publication by Professor Henry Hale:Henry E. Hale, “Timing Is Everything: A Quantitative Study of Pre...
09/07/2018
Timing is everything: a quantitative study of presidentialist regime dynamics in Eurasia, 1992–2016

Check out this new publication by Professor Henry Hale:

Henry E. Hale, “Timing Is Everything: A Quantitative Study of Presidentialist Authoritarianism in Eurasia 1992-2016,” Post-Soviet Affairs, v.34, no.5, September 2018,

(2018). Timing is everything: a quantitative study of presidentialist regime dynamics in Eurasia, 1992–2016. Post-Soviet Affairs: Vol. 34, No. 5, pp. 267-281.

This August and September, join fellow alumni and members of the GW community for a 6 city series of panel discussions o...
07/30/2018
The George Washington University

This August and September, join fellow alumni and members of the GW community for a 6 city series of panel discussions on the 2018 Midterm elections. These events will be open to all alumni and will feature an alumni panel discussion, moderated by GW faculty, followed by a networking reception. Find out more and register here today: go.gwu.edu/2018midterms.

NEW YORK CITY Conversation on the 2018 Midterm Elections Wednesday, August 15 | 7 - 9:30pm Princeton Club | 15 W 43rd Street, New York, NYPHILADELPHIA Conversation on the 2018 Midterm Elections Thursday, August 16 | 6 - 9pm Office of Blank Rome, LLP | 130 N. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PAWASHINGTON,....

Check out this article written by GW Political Science Alumnus Samuel Morse!
07/25/2018
VP tie-breaker vote shouldn't be used for SCOTUS nominee

Check out this article written by GW Political Science Alumnus Samuel Morse!

Mike Pence has outpaced all other vice presidents in casting tie-breaking votes since Alben W. Barkley, President Truman’s first vice president, who broke ties seven times in a 10-month period between September 1949 and June 1950. This is the executive branch run amok.

06/18/2018

We are very proud of our own, Professor Sarah Binder who has received three awards from APSA in the past week:

1. the Richard F. Fenno Jr. Prize for best book in legislative studies published in 2017 from the Legislative Studies Section for her book entitled The Myth of Independence: How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve (co-authored with Mark Spindel).

2. the 2018 Gladys M. Kammerer Award, which is awarded annually for the best book published during the previous calendar year in the field of U.S. national policy, for the same book.

3. The inaugural Barbara Sinclair Lectureship which is awarded annually to recognize achievement in promoting understanding of the U.S. Congress and legislative politics. The actual Barbara Sinclair Lecture will take place in Fall 2018 and will be held at American University.

All three awards will be formally presented at the APSA Awards Ceremony at the APSA Annual Meeting on Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30pm at the Sheraton Boston in Boston, MA.

Congrats, Professor Binder!!

06/04/2018

Professor Cynthia McClintock was this year's recipient of the Elliott School of International Affair's Harry Harding Teaching Award. Congrats!

05/14/2018

WOW! Our faculty have been busy!! Check out these recently published articles from faculty members at the PSC department!

Celeste L. Arrington. 2018. Hiding in Plain Sight: Pseudonymity and Participation in Legal Mobilization.Comparative Political Studies. (online first May 10, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1177/0010414018774356

Chunhua Chen and Bruce J. Dickson,“Coping with Growth in China: Comparing Models of Development in Guangdong and Chongqing,” Journal of Chinese Governance,vol. 3 (2018) DOI: 10.1080/23812346.2018.1430998

Henry E. Hale, “How Crimea Pays: Rallying ’Round the Flag and Authoritarian Support,” Comparative Politics, v.50, no.3, April 2018, pp.369-91.

Olga Onuch and Henry E. Hale, “Capturing Ethnicity: The Case of Ukraine,” Post-Soviet Affairs, v.34, nos.2-3, April 2018, pp.84-106. (Available until May for free at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1060586X.2018.1452247 )

Stephen B. Kaplan. (2018). Fighting Past Economic Wars: Crisis and Austerity in Latin America. Latin American Research Review, 53(1), 19–37. DOI: http://doi.org/10.25222/larr.29

The Association for the Study of Nationalities has given its best book award to Professor Evgeny Finkel's, "Ordinary Jew...
05/14/2018

The Association for the Study of Nationalities has given its best book award to Professor Evgeny Finkel's, "Ordinary Jews." Congratulations, Professor Finkel!

Check out Professor Stephen Kaplan's latest article entitled, "Fighting Past Economic Wars: Crises and Austerity in Lati...
04/09/2018
Latin American Research Review

Check out Professor Stephen Kaplan's latest article entitled, "Fighting Past Economic Wars: Crises and Austerity in Latin America" recently published in the Latin American Research Review!

Article: Fighting Past Economic Wars: Crisis and Austerity in Latin America

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The Department's faculty are leaders in their fields. Faculty publications regularly appear in the discipline's top journals and presses. The cutting-edge nature of our faculty's research is routinely recognized by support from prominent foundations. The Department of Political Science is comprised of over 40 faculty, 90 graduate students, and 600 undergraduate majors. The interests and expertise represented in the department is diverse. Concentrations of faculty study and teaching include American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Policy, and Methodology. Our substantive interests span the entire breadth of political science scholarship: American political development, congressional decision making, judicial politics, political behavior and electoral systems, democratization, political economy, state and society relations, international organizations, security studies, and political theory. The methodological approaches taken by our faculty also run the gamut from quantitative data analysis to qualitative case studies to normative political theory.

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