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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

Jeffrey Lyons Quoted in Inverse Article

Assistant Professor Jeffrey Lyons was quoted in an article about how competing social influences affect political beliefs over the course of a lifetime. The article is titled, “Like States, American Families Are Blue and Red“ and examines parental and spousal influence … (Read More) Jeffrey Lyons Quoted in Inverse Article

Scot Yenor Published in Clairmont Review of Books

Scott Yenor, professor in the Political Science Department at Boise State University, has published a thought-provoking article entitled “Up from Polygamy” in the Clairmont Review of Books. “Most animals and most cultures are, according to Barash, polygamous. The “ghosts of … (Read More) Scot Yenor Published in Clairmont Review of Books

Justin Vaughn Interviewed by the Idaho Business Review

Associate professor Justin Vaughn was recently featured as one of Idaho Business Review’s “Accomplished Under 40”. The article discusses Dr. Vaughn’s contributions not only to programs within the School of Public Service, but to the community as a whole. Read … (Read More) Justin Vaughn Interviewed by the Idaho Business Review

Justin Vaughn Published in New York Times

Just in time for our presidential contenders to announce their running mates, associate professor Justin Vaughn, who also acts as the co-director of the Center for Idaho History and Politics, recently published an op-ed in the New York Times titled, “How to … (Read More) Justin Vaughn Published in New York Times

Scott Yenor Published on The Daily Signal

Professor Scott Yenor recently published the article “What Liberals Get Wrong About the Family” on the Daily Signal blog. This article discusses how liberals view autonomy, and the effects this can have on marriage and family life. (Read More) Scott Yenor Published on The Daily Signal

Jaclyn Kettler

Jaclyn Kettler was quoted in a Boise State Public Radio story about why so many Idahoans registered as Republicans this year. Kettler notes that at the time of the March primary, the race for the Republican presidential nominee was still … (Read More) Jaclyn Kettler