News & Events

GW 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).

Emily Nacol leads a Political Science Speaker Series discussion



Upcoming Events 

Upcoming events will be posted on this page when scheduled.

Note:  In light of GW moving courses online (Beginning Monday, March 23, after spring break), the Political Science Department has canceled all of the following PSC workshops and talks until classes resume being taught in person.




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Political Science Making Headlines

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.

Josh Balk headshot

Alumni Unicorns Spell Business Magic

Two Political Science Department alumni were featured alongside fellow business wizards whose startups topped $1 billion in valuation — and earned them a spot as “Unicorn” entrepreneurs.

Sally Nuamah is the author of “How Girls Achieve” (Harvard University Press).

Alumna Advocates for the Equal Education of Girls in New Book

An accomplished scholar, advocate and now published author, Sally Nuamah, BA ‘11, sheds light on the inequitable realities girls face throughout their education in her new book, How Girls Achieve.
Elizabeth Pertner, a doctoral candidate in political science, was the top winner in the inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competitio

CCAS PhD Candidates Compete in Speed Challenge

Elizabeth Pertner won the Columbian College’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis Competition for her presentation on her work around free speech violations around the world.
Isaac Fitzgerald

By the Book: Alumnus’ Must-Reads

Whether you’re keeping up with politics or escaping with a page-turner, BuzzFeed Founding Book Editor Isaac Fitzgerald, BA ‘05, has a recommendation to satisfy your bookworm.