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Political Science Making Headlines


Popular GW Course Examines Political Visions in Movies

Students of Elisabeth Anker, Professor of American Studies and Political Science, relate political readings to films.

vidya muthupillai and gw alumna michelle rubin

GW Junior Vidya Muthupillai's Icelandic Journey of Climate Hope

The Storyfest winner, Vidya Muthupillai, and GW alumna Michelle Rubin’s expedition to Iceland focused on the country’s work to tackle the climate crisis.

Adam Dean talking about his research in an interview.

Study: Unionized Nursing Homes Report Workplace Safety Data

Nursing homes with unions are 78% more likely to report workplace Injury and illness data to OSHA, GW researchers revealed.

Martha Finnemore speaking at a podium

Martha Finnemore Wins ‘Nobel Prize’ of Political Science

The political science and international affairs professor was recognized for her groundbreaking work on areas including global governance.

Masked nursing home resident with gloved hands of doctor

Unionized Nursing Homes Have Lower COVID-19 Rates

Research by Adam Dean shows residents and workers at unionized nursing homes experienced lower mortality and infection rates than at non-unionized sites.

GW student Vidya Muthupillai sorts out letters to mail to swing state voters encouraging them to participate in upcoming elections. (William Atkins/GW Today)

GW Serves: Sophomore Leads Effort to Get Students to the Polls

Vidya Muthupillai works for young voters to seize the moment this election season.