Alumni spotlight: Carrie Roth

Political Science

Alumni spotlight: Carrie Roth

As a transfer student to Virginia Commonwealth University, Carrie Roth (BA Political Science ‘95/H&S) was delighted to find a school where she could “create [her] own avenues of learning.” Through internships, independent study and a flexible course schedule, Carrie blazed a trail to a degree in Political Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences. […]

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Alumnus named GNYC Boy Scouts of America Board President

The Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America (GNYC), which provides services to some 47,000 youths in New York City’s five boroughs, recently named Board of Trustees Executive Committee member Richard ‘Ricky’ Mason (Economics and Political Science ’83/H&S) as Volunteer Board President. Mason is a partner in the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, […]

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Teach-in on the European Migration Crisis

Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM VCU International Studies and VCU Political Science invite you to join them for a teach-in on the European Migration Crisis, featuring: Dr. Christopher Burdett, “European Dis-Union: Causes & Consequences” Dr. Robert Godwin-Jones, “The Evolving German Reaction to the Immigrant Wave” Dr. Bernardo Piciché, “The Italian Response […]

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Alumnus receives presidential appointment

Keith T. Parker, B.A. Political Science ’90/H&S and M.U.R.P. Urban & Regional Planning ’93/Wilder, was recently appointed as a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council by President Barack Obama. Mr. Parker currently serves as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, a position he has held since 2012.  Mr. Parker […]

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Alumni gifts impact next generation of students

The College of Humanities and Sciences recently received several generous gifts from alumni supporting scholarships and opportunities for students. Dr. Craig Sirles, BA ‘75/H&S, is a self-described “dedicated and serious student of words” so it is no surprise that his love of language and writing led him to be a student in the Department of […]

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2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!  If you haven’t already done so please make sure you know all of the details like time and location for your department’s diploma ceremony by visiting the VCU Commencement site and on the Departmental Ceremonies page. If you have a question about your ceremony please contact your department’s […]

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Alumni spotlight: Sheila Bynum-Coleman

Sheila Bynum-Coleman, B.A. Political Science ‘10, has an unwavering optimism that fuels all of her many successful pursuits. A longtime civic and community activist, Shelia is taking her passion and positivity to the streets as she campaigns to win a seat as the Virginia 62nd house district representative. Sheila’s unquenchable work ethic was a characteristic […]

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The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities & City of Borders

March 19 3.30 pm The Forum Room, Student Commons The Humanities Research Center Speaker Series features Amandullah de Sondy, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami, who will speak about his recent book, The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities (Bloomsbury, 2014). Co-sponsored by the Global Education Office March 20, 2015 3.30pm Academic Learning Center 2201 […]

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Political Science Student Receives Internship at U.S. Embassy in Panama

Emily Melton, a senior who is a double major in Political Science and Homeland Security with a concentration in International Relations, will intern with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Panama this summer. Emily has studied Spanish for eight years and plans to continue also with Portuguese and Turkish. She currently works for […]

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The Political Science Department presents James Dobbins

October 22 7 p.m. Academic Learning Commons, Rm. 1107 The Political Science Department presents James Dobbins, a former U.S. ambassador to Europe, presents  Afghanistan: What Have We Accomplished, What Have We Learned, and What Should We Expect? on the past, present and future of Afghanistan. Dobbins most recently served in the Obama administration as the U.S. […]

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