Is Trump Master Negotiator or Malleable Amateur? Hankla’s Take

Posted On June 13, 2018

Charles Hankla, Associate Professor of Political Science, explains the dangers of Trump’s inconsistent and aggressive trade policies in an opinion piece published by The Conversation. “Inconsistent and aggressive trade policies, whether produced by a master negotiator or a malleable amateur, risk poisoning the mutual trust necessary to make such a system function,” Hankla argues. The… more »

Goldberg’s Research Cited in the NY Times

Posted On June 3, 2018
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The work of Zach Goldberg, a GSU PhD student of Political Science, is featured in a New York Times opinion piece by Thomas B. Edsall. The author referred to Goldberg’s research on the ideological trends among liberal, moderate and conservative whites in the US to support his argument that white liberals have been moving sharply… more »

Pariah to Pulitzer: Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey Discusses Rap Music’s Path

Posted On May 9, 2018
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Writing to The Conversation, Associate Professor Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey 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 »

2018 Annual Graduate Student Conference Concluded with 29 Speakers

Posted On March 7, 2018
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The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at the Department of Political Science successfully concluded its 10th annual meeting on Saturday March 3rd, 2018. The Graduate Student Conference 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. The Graduate Student Conference was… more »

Henry Carey Discusses Trump’s “Sultanism” on NPR

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 »

Gedamu for Monkey Cage: Is Ethiopia Opening to Democracy?

Posted On February 10, 2018
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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 »

Zoukis’ Public Talk: Wrongful Convictions, Framing, and Public Opinion

Posted On February 6, 2018
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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 »

Panel Discussion: Immigrants, Asylees & Refugees: How to get Involved

Posted On January 25, 2018
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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 »

On Trump’s ‘America First’ Trade Policy, Charles Hankla Opines

Posted On November 21, 2017
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Charles Hankla questions the success of Trump’s recent trip to Asia through a brief discussion of economic history. The associate professor of political science points out that “President Trump’s approach to trade seems to be based on a false understanding of how the global economy works, one that also plagued American policymakers nearly a century… more »