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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

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.
Suffragettes at the U.S. Capitol, 1914 (Photo Courtesy Library of Congress)

A Century of Suffrage

As the 19th Amendment celebrates its 100th anniversary, political science’s Corrine McConnaughy examines the legacy of the women’s voting rights revolution.
Sally Nuamah

Alumna’s Global Mission: Better Schools for Girls

From her efforts in Ghana to reforming American schools, Sally A. Nuamah, BA ’11, is a fierce advocate for helping girls obtain equal education around the world.

Senior Gavin Derleth

Undergraduate Researcher Aims to Map Gentrification in D.C.

Senior Gavin Derleth, who is double-majoring in political science and geography, plans to quantify and analyze the impact of gentrification on neighborhoods and members of the local community.
Mackenzie White

Medieval Astrologists as Weather Forecasters?

Mackenzie White’s undergraduate thesis unearthed methods of Medieval weather forecasting. White, BA '19, studied the ways Medieval meteorologists combined science, religion and astrology to predict the weather.