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Department of Political Science

Upcoming Events

Last Day of Fall Classes12/8/2016 12:00 AM
Exam Preparation Day12/9/2016 12:00 AM
BYU Women in Politics Christmas Party12/8/2016 7:00 PM
Finals12/10/2016 12:00 AM
Christmas Holidays (Office Closed)12/23/2016 12:00 AM
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Prof. Eric Hyer's article entitled "Is China ready to budge on the South China Sea? Here's why compromise is possible" was recently published by the Washington Post Monkey Cage.

The Daily Herald recently wrote about Prof. Jessica Preece's research in a recent article about how women are less likely to run for office when recruitment language is competitive. Read the article here!

Alumna Luisa Patoni-Rees (BA '14) recently appeared on BYU News. Luisa, a current BYU Law student, spent a week in Texas
volunteering at a detention center for woman and children fleeing violence in their home country and seeking asylum in the United States.
Professors Mike Barber and Jeremy Pope spoke on BYUradio's Top of Mind about how Donald Trump won and why the experts got it wrong. Prof. Jessica Preece appeared on the same episode to discuss the gender gap in U.S. politics and what Hillary Clinton's loss might mean for that.
Alumni Spotlight: Meet Jordan Robers (BA '12), who worked for TargetPoint Consulting in Washington, DC and who now works with O.C. Tanner in SLC. He is also doing an online masters program with Northwestern.
Prof. Kirk Hawkins published an article in the Fall 2016 Comparative Politics Newsletter put out by APSA. His article is entitled "Populism and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election in Comparative Perspective."
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