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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

Brian Wampler invited to Speak in Costa Rica

Brian Wampler is in San Jose, Costa Rica, this week as part of an invited academic workshop, “Human Development and the Quality of Democracy in the Americas.” The workshop includes scholars from across the region. The workshop marks the beginning … (Read More) Brian Wampler invited to Speak in Costa Rica

Wampler Attends Making All Voices Count Conference

Dr. Brian Wampler went to Johannesburg, South Africa, over spring break to participate in a learning workshop hosted by Making All Voices Count. The conference brought researchers and NGOs from 10 different countries to discuss pathways for generating social change … (Read More) Wampler Attends Making All Voices Count Conference

Dr. Brian Wampler gave an invited talk at the World Bank

Dr. Brian Wampler gave an invited talk at the World Bank on March 6 titled “Participation, Trust and Tax Compliance in Brazil.” The work is being done in conjunction with Mike Touchton (University of Miami) and Tiago Peixto (World Bank). … (Read More) Dr. Brian Wampler gave an invited talk at the World Bank

Dr. Brian Wampler Presents at Participatory Budgeting in Taiwan Conference

Brian Wampler was a guest of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, which organized a conference titled “Participatory Budgeting in Taiwan: A Dialogue from Within and Without.” Wampler gave a talk at the international conference, which was held in Taipei. Participatory … (Read More) Dr. Brian Wampler Presents at Participatory Budgeting in Taiwan Conference

Brian Wampler Interviewed for KBOI Story

Professor Brian Wampler was interviewed for a story released by KBOI titled “BSU political professor on US, Mexico relations: ‘It’s an unprecedented turn'” about US, Mexico trade. The story discusses the United States’, and Idaho in particular, reliance on Mexico … (Read More) Brian Wampler Interviewed for KBOI Story