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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).

Events will be posted when scheduled.


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Political Science Making Headlines

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.

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Largest Gift by Faculty to Fund Unique Center for Community Health for Caribbean and Latin America

Philanthropic support from Holly Gill and GW political science professor James Lebovic will secure their commitment to improving lives in a region they love.

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A Changing Supreme Court: Politics and Polarization

Brandon Bartels explores how public pressure and the increasingly politicized nomination process has changed perceptions of the Supreme Court.

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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.