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Political Science Speaker Series 


The GW Political Science Department Speaker Series is a forum in which distinguished faculty and scholars present their ongoing research in a collaborative environment. Unless otherwise noted, all talks take place in the Lee Sigelman Seminar Room (Monroe Hall 428).

Political science speakers session, including professors Harris Mylonas and Kimberly Morgan



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Political Science Making Headlines

Assistant Professor of Political Science Julian Wamble smiles and poses for a photo.

Magic Trick: Harry Potter Casts Spell on Poli Sci Seminar

In his political science seminar, professor Julian Wamble takes students into Harry Potter’s wizarding world to conjure lessons on politics and society.
GWSB Dean Anuj Mehrotra (l) interviewed alumnus and Rubicon CEO Nate Morris during a virtual George Talks Business event.

Rubicon CEO and Political Science Alum Talks Innovation During Financial Crises

GW Political Science Department alumnus Nate Morris, BA '03, shared keys to entrepreneurial success that he learned from the 2008 recession during a virtual event. “I know we're living during a pandemic right now, and I think now is the time to be bold, to take action, and the market, I believe, will reward that action," Morris said.
Joe Biden

GW Experts Offer Predictions for Biden Administration

The Political Science Department's David Shambaugh, Ethan Porter and Danny Hayes weigh in on how policies ranging from international relations to women's political representation are likely to change with Joe Biden in the White House.
Neil Johnson sitting at a desk with papers in front of him

Cross-Disciplinary Research to Quantify Evolution, Spread of Misinformation

Yonatan Lupu, associate professor of political science, is collaborating with Neil Johnson, physics professor, to study how misinformation spreads between groups and across social media platforms. They were recently awarded a three-year, $1.86 million grant from the Department of Defense.
Josh Douglas sits at a desk talking in front of a whiteboard

Election Outlook: Alumnus Highlights ‘Good News’

A contentious presidential contest has voters anxious about going to the polls and trusting the results. But election law expert Joshua Douglas, BA ’02, says the voting horizon is not all “doom and gloom.” Douglas offers a reassuring message for anxious voters.
Leisha Mahajan

Students Step Up During COVID Crisis

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, many found ways to help out in a time of need. Political science major Leisha Mahajan formed a group called FightCV, which has already made and delivered more than 1,000 masks for health care workers at Johns Hopkins and Howard County General hospitals.