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Department of Political Science
Political Science Department News Archive
Archived June 2017:
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)