Writing to The Conversation, Associate Professor Lakeyta Bonnette discusses how Rap music made it to the Pulitzer Prize after being fought for years. “While some have attempted to silence rap because of its raw portrayal of life in inner-city communities, people increasingly see its value. Like slave narratives, rap music has given an authentic… more »
GSU’s Center for Human Rights and Democracy conducted an open discussion on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 on the potential risks to American democracy. Dr. Jennifer McCoy and Dr. Chip Carey moderated a fruitful and enlightening discussion after briefly presenting their perspectives and current research on polarization.
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at the Department of Political Science successfully concluded its 10th annual meeting on Saturday March 3rd, 2018. The Atlanta Symposium on Political Science (ASOPS) ran 10 different panels and roundtables with 29 speakers. Topics discussed included security politics, identity, NGOs, American institutions, public opinion, international politics and public law. ASOPS… more »
Henry Carey, GSU’s Associate Professor of Political Science, discusses Trump’s “sultanism” with Neal Conan on his NPR show Truth, Politics and Power. Carey explains how the current administration’s penchant for making impulsive decisions based on personal relationships is an example of “sultanism” that echoes similar styles of Stalin, Kennedy, Nixon, and the Kims of… more »
This weekend, one of GSU’s two undergraduate Mock Trial teams went 8-0 at the southeastern Regional Tournament in Columbia, SC, finishing in second place (behind Duke University) out of 24 teams and advancing to the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) in Greenville, SC in March. If they place in the top six at ORCS,… more »
Following the regime’s recent decision to pardon a number of political prisoners, is Ethiopia opening — ever so slightly — to democracy?
Yohannes Y. Gedamu, who recently concluded his PhD in Political Science at GSU, answers this question for the readers of the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog. Gedamu asserts that “the ruling party installed… more »
The Zoukis Research Collaborative is hosting a public talk entitled “Wrongful Convictions, Framing, and Public Opinion” on Thursday, March 8, 2018, featuring Dr. Kevin Mullinix and Dr. Robert Norris .
The Assistant Professors of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University will be addressing some of their research on media frames and trust in… more »
Are you interested in doing a study abroad program to Peru this Maymester through the Department of Political Science?
One of our newer professors, Dr. Hastings, is taking students to Cuzco, Peru from May 2 to 17, 2018.
The course works with the non governmental organization ProPeru on a project to construct fuel efficient stoves… more »
GSU’s Dr. Jennifer McCoy writes for the Hill on why the announced early elections in Venezuela are not such good news after all under current conditions. The analysis recommends that the EU follows the lead of the United States to make clear that it will not recognize the results of presidential elections that are… more »
GSU Political Science Department and the Center for Human Rights and Democracy hosted a panel discussion on January 26, 2018 about the opportunities for students and scholars in the work of advocacy and social services for refugees, migrants and asylees. The panel featured: Amir Naim, chief litigator for GAIN (Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network); Priyanka… more »