(L-R) Yujin Julia Jung, James Endersby, Elizabeth Dorssom

(L-R) Yujin Julia Jung, James Endersby, Elizabeth Dorssom (See separate story for Endersby award.)

Two Department of Political Science doctoral candidates recently received awards recognizing their outstanding work: Yujin Julia Jung received the Robert N. Epsten Scholarship in International Studies; and Elizabeth Dorssom received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Graduate Professional Council.

James Endersby

James Endersby, professor in the Department of Political Science, was named a 2022 Gold Chalk Award recipient. He has been with the department since 1991.

The Gold Chalk Award is a prestigious award presented by the Graduate Professional Council, which identifies outstanding faculty who have contributed significantly to graduate and professional education.

Student-nominated and student-selected, Gold Chalk recognitions are given in four categories: professional school, humanities and fine arts, natural and mathematical sciences, and social and behavioral sciences.

Military at war

Welcome to a fantastic panel that features prestigious experts in international politics with extensive high-level experience in the military, academia, and foreign policymaking, respectively. The panelists will discuss what they see as the key strategic threats and opportunities facing the United States in the coming decade. The event celebrates the newly formed Truman School of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Missouri.


Poster about event

Join us at noon on Friday, Oct. 15 for a Zoom webinar.

Click here for more info on the webinar: Mizzou Events Calendar

Artwork for Truman School

October 8th | 1:00 p.m.

Leadership Auditorium & Lounge | Second Floor of the MU Student Center

901 E Rollins St, Columbia, MO 65211

Join us on Friday, Oct. 8 at 1:00 pm in the Leadership Auditorium as we welcome a panel of distinguished alumni who will talk about their careers.

Panelists Include:

Pic of Osh Bazaar in Bishkek

Osh Bazaar in Bishkek

Study Abroad Takes Students/Faculty/Staff to Kyrgyzstan

Special Forum on the Study of Geography and War

Date: September 9th, 2021

Time: 9:30-2:05 pm

Location: 222B Strickland Hall


Overview of Conference Papers (* denotes virtual presentation)

Notes: all times CST; * virtual presentation


9:30am – 10:15am

Revisiting Violence in Refugee-Hosting Areas*

Beth Elise Whitaker (Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte):

Dru Buntin

He thanks Mizzou, Political Science, for helping him along the way

Political Science graduate (BA ’94) Dru Buntin was named director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in August 2021, and the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs (TSGPA) couldn’t be more excited.