Political Science Student Research Conference

Political Science

Political Science Student Research Conference

Friday, April 20 8:00am – 6:30pm VCU POLITICAL SCIENCE and the College of Humanities and Sciences present the 12th Annual Student Research Conference, Friday, April 20, 2018. Undergraduate and junior graduate students will be presenting completed research papers/projects, research-in-progress, or roundtable discussions on any topic related to the general fields of government, international, and public […]

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Q&A With Judyth Twigg: Russia and Eurasia

Judy Twigg is a professor of political science at VCU.  Her research focuses on health sector reform in post-socialist countries, and on US-Russia collaboration in medicine and public health. In addition to her work at VCU, she is currently serving as a senior associate (nonresident) with the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for […]

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Elske v.P. Smith Lecture | Dr. Judyth Twigg (Poli Sci)

Thursday March 29, 2018 Dr. Judyth Twigg, Professor of Political Science Annual Elske v.P. Smith Lecture The College presents this spring’s Elske v.P. Smith Lecture on Thursday, March 29th featuring Dr. Judyth Twigg (Political Science).  Dr. Twigg will be presenting her lecture on Demography as Destiny: Politics and Human Capital in Putin’s Russia.  The discussion will place […]

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New Chair for Political Science

We would like to congratulate Dr. Ravi Perry as he has recently accepted the position of Chair of Political Science effective October 15th. Ravi has brought distinction to the Department of Political Science and the College through both his scholarship and his extensive service and community involvement. Ravi’s research interests focus on an evolving and […]

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Humanitarianism x Environmentalism

Wednesday, April 19 7-9 PM Academic Learning Commons Room 1107 1000 Floyd Ave The Virginia League of Conservation Voters and the VCU Department of Political Science will host “Humanitarianism x Environmentalism,” an opportunity to learn more about how humanitarian relief efforts are affected by climate change and vice versa, and how to address the crises we will be facing […]

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VCU Panelists Discuss Their Experiences as Women in Politics

The VCU Department of Political Science hosted a panel entitled Women, Power, & Politics to discuss the opportunities and challenges women face when working in public service. The panel was composed of prominent Virginia public servants including Deputy Secretary of Education Holly Cox, Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson, Assistant Attorney General Mona Siddiqui, and […]

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Call for Papers and Panel Proposals

The 11th Annual Student Research Conference Friday, April 14, 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University presented by VCU POLITICAL SCIENCE and the College of Humanities and Sciences Undergraduate and junior graduate students are invited to submit proposals to present completed research papers/projects, research-in-progress, or roundtable discussions on any topic related to the general fields of government, international, […]

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Election Fest 2016

November 8, 2016 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Student Commons Plaza Join the Department of Political Science for their Election Day festivities on the Student Commons Plaza on Tuesday, November 8th. The festival will include food, music, rides, games and prizes! There will also be voter information tables set up to help students find their polling […]

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Alumni spotlight: Marcus Squires

Marcus Squires, (BA Political Science ’15/H&S) is running for Richmond City Council. From a young age, he was told to take part in something that he was passionate about and for him that meant politics. As a high school student he would attend local political gatherings and debates. These experiences led him to desire a greater understanding on politics, political […]

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Donors’ gifts enable students to go on the campaign trail in NH

A donor-supported trip during winter break 2015 enabled 27 Virginia Commonwealth University students to get valuable face time with presidential hopefuls including Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Marco Rubio.The political science course, Political Campaigns and Communication, led by Alexandra Reckendorf, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences, gave students an […]

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