Faculty/Students Win APSA Best Conference Paper Award

Posted On July 3, 2021
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Christopher L. Brown, Jeannie Grussendorf, Michael Shea, and Clark DeMas won the Political Science Education Section’s Best APSA Conference Paper Award for 2020 for their paper “Changing the Paradigm? Creating an Adaptive Course to Improve Student Engagement and Outcomes in Introductory Political Science Classes.”

The study contributes to our understanding of how, and why, Adaptive Learning… more »

Lazarus in the Washington Post on Earmarks

Posted On March 6, 2021
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Jeffrey Lazarus,  Professor of Political Science, wrote to the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage on the Democrats revival of the earmarking process.

“Now that Democrats control the House and Senate, they plan to revive earmarking — a process by which legislators can direct federal spending to their home districts. Democratic lawmakers are hoping earmarks can… more »

New Book: US Supreme Court Doctrine in the State High Courts

“A groundbreaking book traversing political science and legal scholarship. Anyone interested in how Supreme Court opinions operate on the ground will find the study provocative and illuminating.”

Georgia State University’s Michael P. Fix and Benjamin J. Kassow, University of North Dakota, published their new book entitled US Supreme Court Doctrine in the… more »

McCoy on NPR Discussing Historical Roots of Venezuela’s Crisis

Posted On May 20, 2019

Talking to NPR’s Throughline, Dr. Jennifer McCoy discussed the roots of the current economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Throughline is NPR’s history podcast hosted by Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei.

Dr. Jennifer McCoy is a leading expert on Venezuela and a distinguished University Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University.

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Dendere, PhD Graduate, appointed at Wellesley College

Dr. Chipo Dendere, a 2016 Political Science PhD graduate of GSU, has been appointed as an Assistant Professor at Wellesley College. Chipo was also elected to Treasurer of the African Politics Conference Group, an affiliate organization of APSA, MPSA, ISA, and the African Studies Association.

Dr. Dendere’s doctoral dissertation and subsequent book manuscript is on… more »

Wedeman Testifies in front of the USCC on China

Dr. Andrew Wedeman offered his testimony to the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) on Xi Jinping’s battle with corruption in China. The hearing, entitled “What Keeps Xi Up at Night: Beijing’s Internal and External Challenges,” took place on Feb. 7, 2019 at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

The USCC… more »

GSU Alumna Among Campaign Staff of El Salvador’s Newly Elected President

GSU Political Science 4+1  alumna, Martha Revelo, was among the team that led to a presidential electoral victory ending almost three decades of two-party rule in El Salvador.

President-elect Bukele and his running mate Félix Ulloa – affiliated with the Nuevas Ideas party – ran on a populist anti-corruption ticket in a nation with high… more »

PhD Candidate Sandoval Appointed as Venezuelan Ambassador to Honduras

GSU PhD Candidate in Political Science, Claudio Sandoval, has been appointed as the Ambassador of the Venezuelan Government in exile to Honduras. The appointment was granted by the government of Honduras on Feb. 1st, 2019. Mr. Sandoval’s research on the intersection of democracy and human rights in Latin America is a continuation of a professional… more »