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Department of Political Science
Political Science Department News Archive
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.
Archived August 2017:
Prof. Quinn Mecham has recently spoken with BYUradio's Top of Mind with Julie Rose twice, once in June about
the UK elections, Qatar, and the IS attacks on Iran
, and then in July regarding
Macron's France, the new Saudi prince, and the recent outbreak of cholera in Yemen
A recent New York Times article entitled "
The Universal Phenomenon of Men Interrupting Women
" referenced Prof. Chris Karpowitz' book, "The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberations, and Institutions."
Spring 2017 newsletter
features news about women in politics, events from the Winter 2017 semester, student achievements, and both faculty and alumni spotlights.
Read about this year's Beyond BYU program
, in which over one hundred students from BYU, BYU-Hawaii, and BYU-Idaho went to Washington, D.C for a two-day career and networking event.
Congratulations to Soren Schmidt, who was chosen as the April 2017 Valedictorian. He and other students were recognized at the BYUPAS Closing Banquet this past March.
Archived June 2017:
New presidents have been selected for three of our alumni chapters of BYUPAS!
Meet Skye Herrick of the new Bay Area Chapter, Stephan Puhlmann of the New York Chapter, and Chip Yost of the Washington, D.C. Chapter
The Washington Post Monkey Cage published an article entitled "
Americans love to hate foreign aid, but the right argument makes them like it a lot more
," written by our own Professor Darren Hawkins.
Congratulations to senior Laura Boyer, who received the 2016 MPSA award for Best Undergraduate Paper in a Poster Format! Laura was honored at the 2017 MPSA Annual Meeting in Chicago in April.
Political Science faculty appeared on BYUradio's Top of Mind with Julie Rose throughout the Winter 2017 semester. Listen to
Prof. Michael Barber
Prof. Quinn Mecham
, who spoke twice (
second link here
Archived May 2017:
The BYU Political Affairs Society student chapter organized its
annual Utah State Capital Trip
this past January, where students met with state legislators and became more acquainted with state and local government.
The annual G. Homer Durham Lecture took place in January 2017, with guest speaker Hannah Smith of Becket Law.
Read more about her topic of religious liberty and the promise of American pluralism.
The January 2017 department newsletter
features a wide range of articles, including an overview of the 2016 Thailand Mentored Research Program and the coverage of the 2016 election by the Utah Colleges Exit Poll.
Archived April 2017:
Three department faculty recently appeared on BYUradio's Top of Mind with Julie Rose:
Prof. Quinn Mecham
discussed the 2016 World Events in Review.
Prof. Eric Hyer and adjunct professor Robert Griffiths
discussed Taiwan and US-China relations.
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
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)