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Kettler’s New Article Published by USAPP

Jaclyn Kettler’s article titled “How Democrats can build on their 2017 victories to win in 2018” was recently published by USAPP, the LSE Centre’s daily blog on American Politics and Policy. In it she reflects on Democrats’ recent gubernatorial victories in … (Read More) Kettler’s New Article Published by USAPP

Brian Wampler In Action

Brian Wampler was the lead author on three blog posts published by the Open Government Partnership. The posts were co-authored by Stephanie McNulty of Franklin and Marshall and Mike Touchton of the University of Miami. The Open Government Partnership is … (Read More) Brian Wampler In Action

Justin Vaughn Quoted in Reuters and New York Post Articles

Justin Vaughn was interviewed for a Reuters article titled “Pastors stand firm as Trump’s U.S. evangelical base weakens” about President Trump and his dwindling support among evangelicals. Vaughn’s quote was also was used in a New York Post article titled, … (Read More) Justin Vaughn Quoted in Reuters and New York Post Articles

Justin Vaughn Presents in Norway

Justin Vaughn, director of the Center for Idaho History and Politics, editor of The Blue Review and an associate professor of political science, has been a busy man. He recently delivered a pair of presentations in Oslo, Norway that were … (Read More) Justin Vaughn Presents in Norway

Gary Moncrief to Present at Rutgers University

Gary Moncrief, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, will deliver a presentation hosted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University on Tuesday Oct. 2 titled “The State of the States in a State of Confusion.” In it he will discuss the current … (Read More) Gary Moncrief to Present at Rutgers University

Scott Yenor

Scott Yenor has an opinion piece in the Daily Signal titled, “Transgender Activists Are Seeking to Undermine Parental Rights.” Read the full piece here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/08/02/transgender-activists-seeking-undermine-parental-rights/ (Read More) Scott Yenor

Justin Vaughn

Associate Professor Justin Vaughn and Brandon Rottinghaus, University of Houston, co-authored a piece about political scientists and the measurement of presidential greatness for the American Political Science Association. The piece was titled “Presidential Greatness and Political Science: Assessing the 2014 … (Read More) Justin Vaughn

Ross Burkhart Published in Idaho Statesman

Ross Burkhart recently published an op-ed in the Idaho Statesman titled “How can people confuse Idaho and Iowa? They’re not even close.” The piece uses a political science data set to illustrate the differences between Idaho and Iowa. Read the … (Read More) Ross Burkhart Published in Idaho Statesman

Brian Wampler Leads Two-Day Workshop in Kenya

Political science professor Brian Wampler organized and led a two-day international workshop, held in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop was held July 13-14 and included participants from 10 countries, including the Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Brazil, the … (Read More) Brian Wampler Leads Two-Day Workshop in Kenya

Justin Vaughn Published in Bloomberg Magazine

Associate Professor Justin Vaughn wrote an article in Bloomberg magazine titled, “Past Presidents Have Learned on the Job, Will Trump?” In the article, he looks at how other presidents have utilized cabinet members, their political party, the office of the White … (Read More) Justin Vaughn Published in Bloomberg Magazine