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2018

May

Innovation at Arizona State University often comes in the form of research, business ideas and technology.

Political science alumna Caroline Nielson Decker, who graduated in the class of 1992, felt that Arizona State University gave her a deep appreciation for our system of government, the legislative p

Candidates running for political office have typically been expected to keep their noses clean and offer voters a crime-free reputation. Those days seem to be behind us.

“ASU has the spirit of America in it,” says Khashayar “Shay” Khatiri, a recent graduate of the School of Politics and Global Studies and the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studie

Paulette Zinzun, a political science student at Arizona State University's Tempe campus, splits her time between school and working at Arizona’s capitol.

Vasthy Lamadrid, a student majoring in political science at Arizona State University, was recently awarded the Roberto L.

Family helped pave the way for Arizona State University Army ROTC Cadet Daina Nicole Cing, who will carry on her family’s tradition of serving in the military when she commissions as an offic

April

These are good times to be a socialist. In the not-so-distant past, that moniker was wielded as a slur to decimate a left-leaning political opponent or to besmirch their character.

Arizona State University online student Alexa Scholl was expecting to talk to a reporter last Tuesday about qualifying as a Truman Scholar finalist.

Military experts, strategists, academics and national security thought leaders will gather at an international conference Monday hosted by Arizona State University and D.C.-based think tank New Ame

On Tuesday, May 8, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities

March

Considering the innovative research, sustainability-designed campuses, and the sheer size of graduating classes that result from Arizona State University, it can be hard to imagine the univer

Today, there is a lot of focus on ensuring that industries and technologies are sustainable.

Anastasia Cossette has a busy schedule and a lot of interests. She studies both global health and economic justice, wanting to understand health inequity and medical organization.

On March 8, Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies hosted Professors Takumi Takeda, associate dean for international affairs, and Hisakazu Kato, chief associate dean in th

On most nights, it might be possible to catch a glimpse of Arizona State University student Alexander Bernard somewhere in Hayden library with his head buried in a book, working tirelessly to achie

For alumnus See Seng Tan, coming back to the Arizona State University campus was surreal.

February

U.S. presidents have been political game-changers, prolific writers and social-policy pioneers. But did you know about the speeding and the cheerleading? 

Valerie Mueller, a new assistant professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies, is settling right in to Arizona State University after joining the faculty in fall 2017.

Leaders in Greece and the Republic of Macedonia are close to

It is not uncommon for students to crave a sense of place while attending college, especially when traveling away from their home to start their new journey.

January

For some first-generation students, walking into a college classroom is the end of a long and complicated journey, and for them, traveling to another country for study can seem like an opportunity

Social media can be extremely useful when you have something to shout from the rooftops — like, say, groundbreaking research — and indeed, many scholars regularly use it so.

Bob Corker. Jeff Flake. Orrin Hatch. Darrell Issa. The list of political heavyweights who have decided to retire or opt out of bids for re-election is growing.

It is rare to find a career based on one’s passion, yet Arizona State University alumna Sambo ‘Bo’ Dul has found exactly that in her job as an attorney at Perkins Coie LLP.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

2017

December

Brad Allenby has collaborated on various endeavors to comprehend the broad societal impacts of our use of powerful new technologies as military weaponry.

On Tuesday, Dec.12, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, n

Frank Smith III, an Arizona State University senior majoring in political science and public policy, is one of 43 students nationwide who have been awarded the Marshall Scholarship to pursue gradua

Rodney Hero, a political science professor and the Raul Yzaguirre chair in the School of Politics and Global Studies at A

November

As a walk-on for the Sun Devils football team, an aspiring musician and lyricist, and a scrupulous student, political science major Kordell Caldwell aspires to make the most of his time at Ar

ASU political science instructor Charles G.

As a global business leader in the ever-changing technology industry, Arizona State University alumnus Jon Hunter has been mentoring the next generation of leaders to exceed in today’s world.

Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS) hosted the annual meeting of the Peace Science Society (International) on Nov. 2-4 at the Tempe Mission Palms.

Roswell. JFK. Moon Landings. Elvis faking his death. 9/11. Sandy Hook.

It really happened. It didn't happen at all. A cabal of people made it happen.

Brett Hunt sits in his seventh-story office on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus, interviewing millennials a good portion of his days.

Not since the 1960s has the United States been so divided, largely split into two political camps.

October

The ride-sharing platform Uber burst onto the scene a few years ago, creating a “shared shock” in several countries at about the same time with its disruptive practices.

The love of her hometown is what motivates political science major Alexa Scholl.

North Korea. Iran. Trump’s tough talk on beefing up the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Four esteemed individuals are being recognized for bringing honor to their alma mater at Arizona State University.

Ever since his first visit to Arizona State University, alumnus Abraham Hamadeh knew it was the ideal place for him to study political science.

Change isn’t always grand or sweeping. Sometimes something as simple as a blog, can open people’s eyes to a global issue that needs our attention.

September

In the week marked by Angela Merkel’s historic re-election as chancellor of Germany, another woman of global political prominence called on more women to take their seat at the table.

As an out-of-state, incoming first-year student to Arizona State University, Angelica Berner decided to attend an Early Start program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The debut of the new Ken Burns 10-part documentary series “The Vietnam War” on PBS last weekend brought back a period in American his

Russian war games or Trojan Horse? Many Western defense ministries and militaries have expressed concern that “Zapad 2017” is the latter — a cover for actual military operations.

Think Americans have a pretty firm grasp on the basics of U.S. government? Think again.

Mia Armstrong is a senior at ASU majoring in global studies and journalism.

At the beginning of the year, Arizona State University publicly launched

Since he was a young child, Steven Slugocki has been attending sporting events and cheering on the Sun Devils.

This June, Arizona State University political science major Suzette Warren traded in the 100-degree desert heat for the fast-paced 65 of Washington, D.C., as part of the Capital Scholars Program in

August

After falling in love with the campus on a tour his junior year of high school, Logan Rhind decided to pursue an undergraduate degree and minor at Arizona State University.

Six alumni, who graduated from the largest and most diverse college at Arizona State University, have joined forces to create a renewed sense of pride in their alma mater. 

The ideals of a presidential candidate, the histories of persecuted peoples and the motives behind terror attacks are all things that can be better understood with a knowledge of the religions that

The college experience is vastly different to that of high school.

July

Arizona State University student Alicia Ellis’s trip to Ghana this summer was two-pronged.

Update: The National Council of La Raza on Monday said it will change its name to UnidosUS ("UnitedUS").

June

The term “global security” can be vague, encompassing any number of issues, from climate change to autonomous weapons systems to food insecurity.

In a world transformed by globalization, many individuals find themselves working with others across national borders and cultural barriers.

Gina Woodall, a senior lecturer in the School of Politics and Global Studies, bleeds maroon and gold.

In the study of government, tracking corruption in political systems is important.

Arizona State University alumnus Thom Brooks has garnered international acclaim for his work on ethics, public policy, law and politics.

May

Understanding current and future security challenges requires a holistic, multi-faceted approach linking a variety of areas of expertise connected to practical examples and case studies.

Since he was a student at Arizona State University, Dominick Howard has understood the importance of networking and developing professional relationships both locally and abroad.

There are nearly 200 countries in the world today. In those countries there are various religions, age groups, social interests and economic classes, which themselves can be considered cultures.

William H Moore III (Will), professor of politics and global studies at Arizona State University, died April 18 2017.[1] He received his PhD from the University of Col

Over the years Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies has developed working groups that emphases on advancing research in key areas.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

April

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

As the academic year comes to a close, Arizona State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognizes exceptional faculty members who have gone above and beyond to help the next generat

In his first public comments since leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama on Monday called for an increase in civilian leadership while avoiding any criticism of his successor, Dona

On Tuesday, May 9, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at th

Mira Koroma is the Frank Serpico of Sierra Leone; she could end up becoming the Teddy Roosevelt.

Genocide has been a thread through humanity, stretching back centuries and into modern times.

Felina Rodriguez is a current student at Arizona State University studying political science, and Spanish literature and culture.

Many countries like the United States have introduced citizenship tests that migrants must pass to become a citizen.

March

More than 40 students filled the School of Politics and Global Studies conference room late Friday afternoon to hear from the U.S. Army War College panelists.

Kelsey Wilson plans to make her mark in education. Not as a teacher, but as an advocate. She’s well on her way.

On the heels of Sun Devil Giving Day and quickly approaching graduation, Arizona State University senior Austin Marshall wanted to take the time to express h

Fulbright Day on Tuesday allows Arizona State University to bolster the reputation it’s earned as a top producer of such scholars, but it’s not the only award that puts the school in elite company.

Since its inception, ASU’s Center on the Future of War has led discussions on the emerging role of drones and autonomous weapons, the civilian impact of the conflict in Syria, and the significance

Rodney Hero, the former president — and first Latino to hold the position — of the American Political Science Association, will be joining Arizona State University as the Raul Yzaguirre Chair in th

At the intersection of two bachelor’s degrees in political science and journalism plus a Master of Public Policy, an Arizona State University alumna pursued a career path in the public affairs and

ASU alumnus Christopher Hale first grew an interest in the relationship between politics and religion from School of Politics and Global Studies professor C

February

A newly published report in the journal Science suggests that more field research is needed to understand the fundamental aspects of terrorism.

Driven by a desire to embody the faculty at Arizona State University, alumna Lynn Vavreck seeks to inspire her students to chase opportunity and excel professionally. 

ASU alumnus Kaitlyn Fitzgerald is excited to be able to put her global studies degree from Arizona State University's 

2016

December

Every year the National Science Foundation (NSF) conducts its Higher Education Research and Development Survey (HERD)

Arizona State University student Erin Schulte is preparing herself to tackle some of the world’s most complicated problems.

President Barack Obama delivered his last planned address on national security Tuesday, summing his approach to counterterrorism and providing his final public recommendations to his successo

Marcos Gold’s passion for giving back not only shows up in his work, but also in what he does with his free time.

November

It's a student challenge based on a real-world scenario: A crippling cyberattack has hit the United States.

Mia Armstrong is a sophomore at ASU majoring in global studies and journalism.

Arizona State University alumna Najla Arekat had dreamed about attending law school since childhood, but her natural talent for finance and desire to enter the workforce after graduation steered he

Erik Bumgardner, a graduate student in the School of Politics and Global Studies, is currently working full-time in Washington D.C., but he was back in Temp

On the afternoon of Election Day in America, hours before the final outcome of a heated presidential contest he called a “bloodletting” would be known, Henry Cisneros, politician turned businessman

Arizona State University President Michael Crow has penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ASU and the Liberian government, led by Vice President Joseph Boakai during a visit from the L

The press hasn’t gotten an election this wrong since Dewey (did not) beat Truman. 

Tomorrow the presidential election will be over, and friends, co-workers and family members who have been bitterly divided will need to move forward. But how?

ASU’s Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education has helped organize a conference aimed at finding new metrics to address a UN goal of improving education worldwide.

Politics can be contentious under the best of circumstances. That’s why the rules of polite conversation recommend avoiding the subject.

Arizona PBS will have the largest local media presence in the state on Election Day with more than 100 Arizona State University students from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Commu

ASU Law student Allyson Von Seggern said she felt like a rookie two years ago working a primary election.

Politics can be contentious under the best of circumstances. That’s why the rules of polite conversation recommend avoiding the subject.

On Tuesday, California voters will decide on the fate of bilingual education.

If there were two messages ASU alumnus Corey Harris wanted to leave political science students with Thursday morning, they were to understand who you are as a person and to build strong relationshi

How do you get Arizona voters to stick around and cast votes for the bottom of a very long ballot?

For the fourth time, the Carnegie-KnightNews21 program has won a prestigious EPPY Award from Editor & Publisher magazine for a national investigation conducted by college journalism students.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton promoted a message of inclusiveness during a speech to more than 10,000 people at Arizona State University on Wednesday night.

As Nov. 8 nears and Americans decide who will move into the White House in January, the average of national polls has shown a consistent lead for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.

October

On a recent autumn afternoon, the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix was bustling, full of mothers tending to plants: barrel cactus, prickly pears, flowering saguaros.

Donald Trump Jr. told a crowd at Arizona State University that it’s gratifying to see young people around the country rallying for conservative values and change in Washington, D.C.

Arizona State University and the School of Politics and Global Studies welcomed two former members of Congress to campus this fall: Barry Goldwater Jr.

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s winning the Nobel Prize in Literature has many in the literary community up in arms, and the genre-defying Dylan himself remains mum on whether he’ll accept.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is trailing Democratic challenger Paul Penzone by nearly 15 points, according to a major poll released today by The Arizona Republic and Arizona State University.

Is the United States a post-white Christian nation?

Hillary Clinton now holds a 5-point lead over Donald Trump in the presidential race for Arizona’s 11 electoral votes, with many still undecided, according to the latest statewide poll released toda

Chelsea Clinton urged young people at Arizona State University to not only vote this election, but also to consider running for office in the future.

A second group of graduate students from Pakistan recently arrived at Arizona State University to study energy engineering as part of a larger effort to boost development of solutions for Pakistan’

The old close-your-eyes-and-point gambit might be effective for picking your next vacation spot on a map, but it’s less than advisable when it comes to choosing a name on a ballot.

Bilingual artist and educator Yadira De La Riva grew up with a foot on both sides of the U.S. and Mexico border, and she wants to change the narrative on immigration.

ASU political science professors Patrick Kenney and Kim Fridkin have been named Foundation Professors.

Marketplace solutions work for many needs, but not all of them — particularly some of the most basic ones.

Paul Carrese thinks there’s an important concept missing from our current political lexicon: statesmanship.

In many ways, the intersection of 48th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix is unremarkable.

Driven by a desire to succeed and make a difference in the lives of others, three distinguished alumni from Arizona State University have persevered to overcome obstacles and accomplish personal an

Students are the key.

Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series examining the work that ASU is doing in the realm of water as a resource in the arid West.

Universities play a crucial role in the global acceptance of religious diversity and the bolstering of global literacy, according to the U.S.

Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series examining the work that ASU is doing in the realm of water as a resource in the arid West.

Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series examining the work that ASU is doing in the realm of water as a resource in the arid West.

From mastering a mental edge on the wrestling mat to traveling around the world on combat tours, Arizona State University alumnus Martin Sepulveda has discovered an unrelenting desire to conquer ob

From Bob Dylan’s 1964 folk rock anthem “The Times They Are a-Changin’” to Shepard Fairey’s iconic Obama “hope” poster to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash “Hamilton” to Allen Ginsberg’s anguished

September

Arizona PBS and The Arizona Republic are hosting a live televised debate next month between Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain and Democratic challenger U.S. Rep.

Hannah Woner is an Arizona State University senior majoring in global studies and economics.

During last week’s Origins Project Great Debate, a stellar group of panelists explored a range of issues in the context of the scientific origins of sex and gender and the potential mismatch betwee

The challenges that usually come with being a first-generation college student are just the beginning for 60 ASU students who will attempt to add traveling abroad to the list of their accomplishmen

To better understand conflict and peace around the world, Arizona State University students spent their summers underneath the stars of the Appalachian Trail, in deserted Dushanbe cafes during Rama

Summer is often a time to take a break from academic studies.

The race between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is a dead heat in Arizona, with a large swath of registered voters still undecided, according to a major statewide poll rel

There’s a number of ways to serve one’s country, from military service to volunteerism. For Arizona State University alumnus Steven Gillen, it was the U.S.

August

Vada Manager wants to show why the university experience is important.

Today’s gender issues can take many forms. In some countries, girls are given limited opportunity or are “discouraged” from going to school to better themselves.

Traveling to Washington, D.C., gave A.J.

Before she laid eyes on the spectacular Old Faithful geyser, Megha Budruk sought out a specific area far from the throng of tourists when she first visited Yellowstone National Park in Montana.

This September marks 15 years since the events of 9/11. Has the passage of time changed how we remember the attacks and what they mean to us personally and as a nation?

Your first semester earning a degree can be a daunting task. It is something U.S.

As the upcoming presidential election heats up, Arizona PBS will air encore broadcasts of six American Experience biographies from the Peabody Award-winning collection “The Presidents.”

July

Arizona State University’s law school dean was candid about the transition into his $129 million new digs.

The overwhelming majority of residents living along both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are opposed to the construction of a wall between their countries, according to a major bilingual poll relea

After a day of wheedling, needling and dramatic speeches, a class of Arizona State University students learned how hard it is to navigate the political process and get what you want.

Arizona State University students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication are traveling to the Republican and Democratic national conventions this month to cover importan

June

Kamra Sadia Hakim is up for the challenge. She is up for the challenge of thinking globally, committing her life to service and being an agent of change.

On June 23, 52 percent of British citizens voted to leave the European Union, a move dubbed "Brexit." Though many did not believe such a result was possible, the vote will have wide-reaching conseq

SPGS Professor Milli Lake recently had her article "Organizing Hypocrisy: Providing Legal Accountability for Human Rights Violations in Areas of Limited Statehood," featured on a

Brainstorming solutions to global problems, spending afternoons on Capitol Hill and touring national monuments like Gettysburg — that’s all just another week for students in the

Arizona State University has no shortage of high-achieving Sun Devils making their mark on the world — and being recognized for it.

It is the fear of the foreign. Dr. Marlene Tromp — yes, that’s an “o” — says the promises of Muslim bans, deportations and trade tariffs in this year’s U.S.

May

Most pre-dental undergrads don’t conduct research on Malcolm X. But most pre-dental undergrads aren’t Sarah Syed.

Arizona State University alumnus Andrew F. Ortiz is a recipient of the prestigious 2016 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

How do religion and gender intersect with domestic violence in Greece and Fiji? What can we learn about peace building from the Emerging Church Movement in the American South?

Driven by a passion to educate people about alcoholism and recovery, Arizona State University professor Linda Lederman aims to make a difference in the lives of many by fighting the stigma of weakn

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

What do a powerlifting champion, an inspirational thought leader, a legendary football coach and two professional football hall of famers have in common?

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

April

Applied learning translates classroom knowledge to real-world situations. Being in an applied learning course could impact a student’s abilities in teamwork, communication and problem solving.

On Tuesday, May 10, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest-achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at t

President Barack Obama is scheduled to travel to Vietnam next month, and a class at Arizona State University’s Washington Center is researching what he should do while he’s there.

Lynn Vavreck, a full professor of political science and communication studies at University of California, Los Angeles, was the inaugural speaker for the School of Politics and Global Studies’ (SPG

Is a group like Black Lives Matter hurt when a “lone wolf” shoots and kills police officers in New York?

The final tallies are in and once again the ASU Forensics (Speech) Team can report outstanding success at this year’s American Forensics Association’s National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIE

Daniel Shipley is a senior at ASU majoring in global studies.

Although Arizona State University student Jenny Ung is pursuing three majors — political science, journalism and mass communications, and Asia studies — that hasn't stopped her from also gaining va

The horror that was the Holocaust exists now in our collective consciousness as one of the darkest periods in human history.

Land grabs by Russia. Escalating Chinese military dominance in Asia. Superpowers fighting in outer space. The launch of World War III.

Clyde Bellecourt hasn’t mellowed much with age — just ask Bernie Sanders.

Art and public policy.

They might not sound like they go together, but Kade L. Twist is proof to the contrary.

Bruce Merrill, a nationally known pollster and researcher who taught at Arizona State University for four decades, died Saturday from complications due to cancer. He was 78.

Top government officials, business leaders, humanitarian workers and U.S.

The United States is facing many global problems that demand diplomacy, but America must always be wary of unintended consequences, according to one of the country’s top diplomats.

Phoenix Governor Doug Ducey has appointed ASU Alumnus Gregory Edgar as director to the Arizona State Lottery.  Edgar, who has a degree in political science, has been running his own strategic commu

Professor Devorah Manekin recently had an article published in The Washington Post blog, Monkey Cage.

March

Rhoda Hassan, an alumnus of Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies, was recently accepted into the Yale Law School.

The International Studies Association (ISA) has awarded Cameron Thies, director of Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies, with the Distinguished Scholar Award for his con

As a global business leader in the technology industry, Arizona State University alumnus Jon Hunter has been building organizational dynasties with his unique ability of identifying and attracting

SPGS professor Victor Peskin’s co-authored book, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror, will be officially released in early April. 

Arizona doesn’t usually get this much of a voice.

The personal growth and insights that come with living abroad for a year are huge.

Alexis Wagner is a senior at ASU majoring in political science in the 4+1 Program .

As the 2016 presidential election approaches in November, more than three dozen academic scholars in political science will gather to examine the data behind political campaigns, voter turnout and

Shelby Lawson says the ability to travel abroad while continuing her degree was a factor when she chose Arizona State University over other schools also recognized for their international affairs p

When it’s time to give back to Arizona State University, Brian Martin doesn’t let more than 5,000 miles and the Atlantic Ocean stand in his way.

February

Natalie Hochhaus is a sophomore at ASU majoring in global studies with a minor in anthropology.

On first glance, the odds would seem long that Donald Trump would gain a lot of support from voters of Latino heritage.

Democrats and Republicans in a snowy New Hampshire have cast their ballots and, as is so often the case, have picked different winners than the voters in Iowa just eight days before.

BS in Political Science , 2011, Politics and Global Studies

Director of Surrogate Scheduling for Hilary Clinton’s presidential campaign

Professor Carolyn Warner co-authored an article with former PhD student Ramazan Kilinc and it was recently published in The Washington Post blog, Monkey Cage.

The faculty at ASU are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals, sometimes you just have to ask to get their help.

David Berger believes in service.

The first contest of the 2016 presidential election is in the books as the Iowa caucuses closed late Monday night. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) won the Republican side.

January

The evening began with a bold assertion:

“ISIS’ defeat in Iraq is all but certain, probably within the next 12 months.”

Arizona State University's global studies major , within the School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS), aims to address real-

Scott Swagerty, who recently graduated ASU with a PhD in Comparative Politics, Methodology, has taken a position with the of

Alexander Bernard, a political science major in Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies has recently been selected as an American Airlines Scholar by the College of Liberal

2015

December

Since 2009, The School of Politics and Global Studies has run an annual internship photo contest highlighting key words from relevant categories.  Photos are submitted during the spring semester of

It is with sadness that the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University reports the death of Professor Michael J.

Director of The School of Politics and Global Studies, Cameron Thies recently had his work featured in a Quartz article titled “

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are p

Arizona State University biochemistry junior Aurora DuBois and her younger sister Sophia attended the recent rivalry game against the Arizona Wildcats in hopes of extending the family tradition of

November

Every year, students from Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies have the opportunity to study under the school’s esteemed faculty while they research and study special to

SPGS Professor Mark Ramirez recently had his work featured in an article in the National Journal titled “How Politics Breaks Our Brains, and How We can Put Them Back Together”.  This article highli

Halloween parties are typically an occasion to show off your costume while loading up on sweets.

Driven by a burning desire to succeed in a competitive workforce, four remarkable alumni from Arizona State University have gone above and beyond in their professional careers to create positive ch

Alexis Wagner is a senior participating in the 4+1 program — an accelerated bachelor's and master's program — at Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies.

“How does Gender  Shape Violence and Coercion?”

October

Editor's note: This feature is part of a series profiling different slices of ASU's diverse population.

Professor Reed Wood from the School of Politics and Global Studies recently had his research featured by the United States Agency of International Development (USAID).  The report, written by Dr.

Arizona State University veteran Cory Stockman credits his military service for giving him a sense of direction in his education and career path.

SPGS is launching a Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series that will host at least one speaker per year.  The series will serve a variety of goals, including honoring outstanding alumni for their acco

September

An elder tribesman in eastern Afghanistan was amazed by the precision of American drone strikes. He had seen attacks hit exactly where insurgents were sleeping.

August

The Early Start Program with the School of Politics and Global Studies helps prepare incoming freshman for their transition to ASU.  Students who elect to participate in the program arrive two week

Congratulations to the 42 SPGS students who were recently invited to membership in the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

Editor's note: This story is part of our back-to-school spotlight on notable incoming students. The series will run during the first two weeks of the fall semester.

Although the Fall Semester hasn’t started yet, SPGS students enrolled in the Early Start Program are already on campus learning.  Incoming freshman in the program get a head s

July

SPGS is excited to announce the opening of our Student Lounge.  The lounge is located on the 6th floor of Coor Hall and features a 70” big-screen TV, all new comf

The fundamental mission of the School of Politics and Global Studies is to generate and diffuse knowledge that contributes to society’s understanding of politics and governance at local, nati

Professor Michael Hechter recently had his work featured in an article on The Washington Post's political science blog, Monkey Cage.  The blog post, which is titled “Why the Greek

June

Sixteen undergraduate students are interning in Washington D.C. this summer through the School of Politics and Global Studies Capital Scholars Program. 

April

Political Science undergraduate Maria Rivas-Gallegos was awarded a travel fund from SPGS and used her award to travel to the Amnesty International Conference in Brooklyn, NY last month.

March

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Amanda Wintersieck on her new assistant professor position in the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  

January

Jordan Brunner is a Political Science senior who is preparing for graduation after time at SPGS.

SPGS is excited to announce our new exchange program with the Sciences Po-Aix University in Provence, France.

 

Photo Submission Deadline:
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Professor Lenka Bustikova's Comparative Political Studies article Revenge of the Radical Right was rec

2014

December

Diplomat in Residence Harry K. Thomas was recently in front of the Phoenix Council on Foreign Relations discussing the U.S.

Political Science major and Barrett Honors student Mayra Gutierrez was recently awarded the Jose Franco & Francisca Ocampo Quesada Research Award, a $425 scholarship that can be used towards he

Most of us are familiar with Model UN Club from high school, but two ASU students have taken it to a whole other level here at ASU.

November

Congratulations to Global Studies majors Sarah Stradling and Kaitlin Secker on their recent Melikian Center International Distinguished

Each month, we will highlight a SPGS alum in our new feature "Alumni Spotlight." The inaugural post is on Justin Wilmeth, a 2013 graduate. 

Thank you to all those Sun Devils who visited us at our Homecoming booth on Saturday and perused our hanging Global Studies gallery and took a photo in front of Mt. Rushmore. 

October

Professor Cameron Thies hosted a conference at SPGS on Role Theory and International Relations on Oct.

September

ASU's new partnership with the think tank New America, Center on the Future of War, was introduced early this month with a serious of events that

Congratulations to Pi Sigma Alpha, the honor society that recognizes scholarship and excellence for students in Political Science, for their recently awarded "Best Chapter Award." 

Professor Mark Ramirez recently had his research featured in a new report that examines how perceptions of race color public opinion about crime and punishment. 

Associate Professor Reed Wood recently partnered with Jacob D.

Professor Rudy Espino has recently been featured in both local and national publications.

Congratulations to the 22 SPGS juniors, seniors and recent graduates who were recently invited to membership in the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

August

Victor Peskin spent some of the summer conducting research in Israel/Palestine examining the political maneuvering between Israel and Palestine regarding a potential ICC case.

This summer, Ph.D. student Holly Williamson traveled to Sarajevo, Bosnia for research and to present at the Women in War Conference.

Professor Daniel Rothenberg was recently interviewed by 12News about the current situation in Iraq. 

Professor of History and Global Studies, Mark Von Hagen, was recently featured on Radio Liberty discussing Russian and U.S.

SPGS Professors Carolyn Warner and David Siroky, along with Psychology Professor Steve Neuberg, were recently awarded the National Science Foundation Grant, a total of $979, 229, in the Interdiscip

July

Political Science major Christopher Romero was recently awarded the American Airlines Scholarship, which consists of $1,500 and supports outstanding students who are seeking degrees in areas that a

Congratulations to Patrick Kenney, professor of political science and founding director of SPGS, on his university vice provost and dean of the College of Liberal Arts a

Funded by an ISSR grant, Professors Michael Hechter and Siroky travelled to Switzerland this summer, collaborating with Professor Sean Mueller of the Institute of Political Science of the Universit

Director Cameron Thies is currently teaching in the International Political Science Association-National University of Singapore (IPSA-NUS) Summer School for Social Science Research Methods.

June

Global Studies Senior Abbey Pellino was accepted as one of the 2014 Undergraduate Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows.

SPGS Director Cameron Thies and Professor Stephen Walker recently returned from a trip to Beijing, where they attended a workshop at Tsinghua University. 

CNN iReport recently featured a global studies student and her travel. Kamra Sadia Hakim is a Gilman scholar and currently studying abroad in the United Arab Emirates. 

Professor of History and Global Studies, Mark Von Hagen, has a busy summer ahead of him. He started it of by presenting a paper at a conference in Vienna in May, titled "Contested Past?

Professor Sheldon Simon will be presenting a seminar to The National Intelligence Council in W

Current Ph.D. student Samantha Hernandez is spending some of summer up north. She is attending classes at University of Toronto for Oxford's CESS/ U of T Munk  School of Experimental Methods.

Congratulations to Chris Hale, who graduated from ASU with his Ph.D.

Congratulations to political science and philosophy student, Anthony Proano, on h

May

The Presidential Bioethics Commission recently released the first volume of the its neuroscience and ethics report.

Congratulations to the more than 300 undergrad and 11 graduate students who graduated this week!

The School of Politics and Global Studies is immensely proud of your accomplishments.

Joining the SPGS faculty this fall is Devorah Manekin. We are excited to have her join us all the way from Jerusalem. To read about Manekin and her research, check out our Q&A below. 

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Reed Wood! He recently accepted a competitive national fellowship. 

Zachary Heth has wowed SPGS faculty, advisors and his fellow students, and deservingly was recently awarded the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Dean's medal. 

Denis Fred Simon, SPGS Foundation Professor and senior advisor on China and Global Affairs in the Office of the President at ASU, was recently invited by the U.S.

April

Meet Milli Lake, one of the new faculty members of SPGS joining us in the fall. Lake is trading in the rainy skies of Seattle for the sunny skies of Tempe. 

Read our Q&A below: 

Congratulations to Bill McDonald, a sophomore Political Science major and current Pi Sigma Alpha president, for winning the City of London/London Bridge Rotary Educational Foundation scholarship!

On April 10, more than 10 academic professional headed to sunny Tempe, Ariz.

Liliana Barajas is a student majoring in Political Science with double minors in Communication and Criminal Justice.

Andrew Walker, a student double majoring in global studies and business, is graduating ASU with a slew of experiences. 

Professor Michael Hechter recently published a book with Cambridge University Press titled "Alien Rule." 

Congratulations to Professor David Siroky who was recently nominated for the ASU Faculty Women’s Association Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award 2014.

What was it like to be in Sochi during this year's Olympics?

Political science major Jason Tadano attended last month's Clinton Global Initiative University. Read about his experience in his own words: 

Lenka Bustikova, Assistant Professor of Political Science, was recently awarded a competitive national fellowship for 2014-2015 from the U.S.

Pi Sigma Alpha President Bill McDonald recapped the recent induction ceremony and talk with Senator Jon Kyl:

Anthony Proano is a student in here at the School of Political and Global Studies, majoring in political science and minoring in philosophy. 

Two graduate students, Holly Williamson and Alan Simmons, were recently awarded Friends of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict gradu

March

Common Sense Action was started last summer at Brown University.

Adam Silow is an undergraduate student double majoring in global studies and economics with a pre-law concentration at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University.

Professor of History and Global Studies Mark Von Hagen was recently interviewed by Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe.

Associate Professor Victor Peskin has been awarded a grant from the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict to conduct preliminary research

Associate Professor Miki Kittilson was awarded a grant from the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict for her proposed faculty seminar "Cha