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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

Dr. Scott Yenor’s Book Review for Library of Law and Liberty

Dr. Scott Yenor wrote a review of End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction by Henry T. Greely for the Library of Law and Liberty titled “A Modest Proposal to Create a New Humanity”. The book theorizes that “Easy … (Read More) Dr. Scott Yenor’s Book Review for Library of Law and Liberty

Justin Vaughn quoted in Marie Claire Article

Professor Justin Vaughn was quoted in a Marie Claire article titled “Here’s How Much Power Trump *Actually* Has as President” about which claims President Elect Donald Trump will actually be able to carry out. Vaughn notes that to conduct large … (Read More) Justin Vaughn quoted in Marie Claire Article

Issac Castellano on Peace Through Partnership

Political Science Lecturer, Issac Castellano, authored a paper titled “Peace Through Partnership: IGO Membership and Military Spending” that was published in this month’s edition of the International Journal on World Peace. In it, Castellano discusses how states’ membership in non-security IGOs effects military … (Read More) Issac Castellano on Peace Through Partnership

Kettler comments on Bond Measures on Meridian Ballot

Assistant Professor Jaclyn Kettler was referenced in a Meridian Press story titled “Election roundup: 3 bond measures on Meridian ballot”. The three bond proposals include a Boise campus for the College of Western Idaho, two new facilities with indoor swimming pools … (Read More) Kettler comments on Bond Measures on Meridian Ballot