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Department of Political Science

Upcoming Events

Finals4/21/2017 12:00 AM
University Commencement4/27/2017 4:00 PM
FHSS Convocation4/28/2017 2:00 PM
First Day of Spring 2017 Classes5/2/2017 12:00 AM
Beyond BYU5/11/2017 12:00 AM
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Congratulations to Soren Schmidt, who was nominated the April 2017 Valedictorian for the Political Science Department. He and other students were recognized at the BYUPAS Closing Banquet this past March.

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.

Beyond BYU 2017, a networking and career mentoring event in Washington, D.C., will take place this May. We look forward to reporting more on this exciting event.
​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 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 Nov 2016 election by the Utah Colleges Exit Poll.
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.
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