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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

Samuel Goldman, associate professor of political science and director of the John L. Loeb, Jr. Institute for Religious Freedom

Learning to Live with Nationalism?

In his new book, Political Science’s Samuel Goldman argues America works best not when we deny our nationalistic divide—but when we accept it.
Newspapers laying on a keyboard

Breaking News: As Newspapers Fold, Will Civics Follow?

With newspapers disappearing, Americans are less engaged with local governments. In his new book, Political Science’s Danny Hayes argues the trends are linked—and dangerous to democracy.
SJ Matthews (left) and Naseem Haamid (right).

Class Speakers for October Commencement Announced

SJ Matthews and Naseem Haamid, graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021, will deliver remarks tailored to their classes.
A teacher helps students with work in a classroom while all wearing masks

Iowa School Districts with Strong Teachers Unions More Likely to Adopt Mask Mandates

A new GW-led study suggests teachers across the country can play an influential role in pandemic safety as students go back to school this fall.
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.