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Nisha Bellinger Authors New Book

Nisha Bellinger, Political Science, recently authored a new book titled “Governing Human Well-Being: Domestic and International Determinants”. The book uses cases from Brazil, Japan, China and Iraq to demonstrate the role of domestic and international political factors in human well-being. … (Read More) Nisha Bellinger Authors New Book

Vaughn Tours Germany

Political Science professor Justin Vaughn recently completed a multi-city tour of Germany organized by universities in Berlin, Bonn and Frankfurt. While at University of Bonn, Vaughn delivered a lecture titled “Presidential Greatness: How Americans Think about It and How Political … (Read More) Vaughn Tours Germany

Dr. Kettler Quoted by Idaho Public Radio

Jaclyn Kettler was extensively quoted in an Idaho Public Radio report on the proliferation of Idaho political Twitter parody accounts. In the article, “Here’s What #idpol Twitter Parodies Tweet,” Kettler suggests the snarky and often critical accounts could be providing some levity … (Read More) Dr. Kettler Quoted by Idaho Public Radio

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

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

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

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 De La Salle University in Manila

Brian Wampler was invited by the Philippine National Political Science Association to give a talk titled “Democracy at Work: Moving beyond elections to improve social well-being” on Feb. 23 at De La Salle University in Manila. The talk was based on … (Read More) Dr. Brian Wampler Presents at De La Salle University in Manila