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Department 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).

The upcoming speaker series schedule is pending.


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Faculty News

Political Science faculty regularly publish new books in their areas of expertise. They are also regularly featured by major press outlets for interviews, reviews, articles, and papers.

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PhD Student News

Our graduate students are actively engaged in all professional aspects of the field, publishing in top journals and winning prestigious awards, fellowships, and grants that fund both pre-dissertation and dissertation research. See more on the Graduate Student Publications & Awards webpage.



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Political Science Making Headlines

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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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Unionized Nursing Homes Have Lower COVID Rates

According to a study led by Assistant Professor of Political Science Adam Dean and published in the journal Health Affairs, residents and workers at unionized nursing homes experienced lower mortality and infection rates than their non-unionized counterparts.

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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

How has public pressure and the increasingly politicized nomination process changed perceptions of the Supreme Court? Political Science Professor Brandon Bartels spoke with CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck about today’s controversial court.

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.

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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.