Political Science Department News Archive

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Archived January 2018:
  • Meet Alessandra Carbajal, a Political Science junior, who recently attended the Future Women in Government Conference in Washington, D.C. Alessandra was given this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity thanks to generous college funding.
  • BYU Women in Politics was very active in Fall 2017. Learn more about their opening social as well as their featured event, "Women On Politics," a TED talk-style gathering held in October, featuring faculty from all over BYU campus.
  • The Fall 2017 edition of The Political Science Post, our department newsletter, focuses on the Middle East. It also features information on faculty research, department and club activities, and both student and alumni spotlights.
  • Thomas B. Edsall of The New York Times referenced the research of Professors Mike Barber and Jeremy Pope regarding their paper, "Does Party Trump Ideology? Disentangling Party and Ideology in America." Read more here.
  • Congratulations to Davin Guinn for his selection as the Political Science Valedictorian for the August 2017 Convocation! Davin is now attending BYU Law School. Learn more about him here.
  • Prof. Donna Lee Bowen was the featured speaker at the August 2017 FHSS Convocation. Her remarks focused on how strong leadership can confront tyranny. Read a summary and also find a link to her full address here.
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Archived October 2017:
  • Read more about the annual WomanStats Investigator meeting held at BYU in July 2017. The event was hosted by our own Prof. Donna Lee Bowen and by former faculty member Valerie Hudson, now at Texas A&M. The WomanStats Project is the largest compilation of data on women in the world.
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Archived February 2017:
  • Alumna Luisa Patoni-Rees (BA '14), a current BYU Law student, spent a week volunteering at a detention center for women and children fleeing violence in their home country and seeking asylum in the U.S. Read about her experience here.
  • Alumni Spotlight: Meet Jordan Rogers (BA '12). Jordan worked for TargetPoint Consulting in Washington, DC and now works with O.C. Tanner in SLC. He is also doing an online masters program with Northwestern.
  • Two department faculty appeared on BYUradio's Top of Mind with Julie Rose in December 2016:
    • Prof. Mike Barber spoke about gerrymandering in light of the SCOTUS arguments.
    • Prof. Josh Gubler discussed the latest development in Syria's civil war and how Israelis and Palestinians have reacted to the election of Donald Trump.
2016 News Archive
Historical Political Science Department Newsletters (last updated September 2014)