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Justin Vaughn Quoted about Teaching the Election

Justin Vaughn, Associate Professor for the Department of Political Science, was quoted in a KBOI Channel 2 story about teaching about the 2016 Presidential Campaign in the classroom. Vaughn says there are ways to talk about the candidates without personal … (Read More) Justin Vaughn Quoted about Teaching the Election

Dr. Allen’s Podcast and Article for Journal of Conflict Resolution

Michael Allen, Associate Professor for the Department of Political Science, recently recorded a podcast for the Journal of Conflict Resolution titled “The Influence of Regional Power Distributions on Interdependence”. The podcast is in tandem with the article Allen wrote for … (Read More) Dr. Allen’s Podcast and Article for Journal of Conflict Resolution

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

Castellano’s Presentation to American Political Science Association

Issac Castellano presented his paper titled “Militia Membership and Civic Participation in the US” at the American Political Science Association annual meeting in Philadelphia on September 3rd. His paper, part of a larger book examining the influence of the alt-right on the … (Read More) Castellano’s Presentation to American Political Science Association

Scott Yenor’s Article for The Federalist

Scott Yenor’s article “What Sexbots Teach Us About Happiness And Love” The Federalist. In it, he discusses what the future of artificial intelligence could mean for human happiness. (Read More) Scott Yenor’s Article for The Federalist

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