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2016

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 Harvard 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.

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

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

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.

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