Ed Goldring

Ed Goldring in Seoul, South Korea.

Ed Goldring received a place on the Institute for Far Eastern Studies’ (IFES) summer program in 2017. IFES is a research arm of Kyungnam University in South Korea, whose scholars focus on research relating to peace and unification on the Korean Peninsula. Ed conducted research for two months over the summer in Seoul, including interviews with North Korean defectors, policy, and media professionals.


Dictators and Their Secret Police

Dictators and Their Secret Police (Cambridge, 2016)

Dictators and Their Secret Police by Assistant Professor Sheena Greitens has been named a co-winner of the 2017 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association Section on Comparative Democratization.  The selection committee was “deeply impressed with the rigor of [the] comparative analysis and the magnitude of [the] book’s theoretical contributions to our understanding of coercive institutions.”  The book was recognized at the September APSA conference in San Francisco.

Justin Dyer


University of Missouri professor and Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy director Justin Dyer talks about polarization of legal interpretation on The Open Mind

Full show and transcript here.

Jesse Hall, University of Missouri

Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy director Justin Dyer and associate director Jeffrey Pasley write about the possibility of real dialogue in a university setting.

MU Columns with Banners

Professors Adam Seagrave and Stephanie Shonekan explain in the Columbia Daily Tribune what the new Race and the American Story will bring to the Citizenship@Mizzou program:

The Rise of the Representative

Professor Peverill Squire's most recent book, The Rise of the Representative: Lawmakers and Constituents in Colonial America, is now out from University of Michigan Press.

Read an interview with Squire about his latest project here.




Brandon Park

Bandon Park attends a lecture at ICPSR

Three MU Political Science graduate students attended the prestigious Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) in Ann Arbor, Michigan this summer.

DC Kinder Scholars 2017

Kinder Scholars D.C. Summer Program participatants (2017)

Twenty Mizzou students recently returned from The Kinder Scholars D.C. Summer Program. The Springfield News-Leader covered the experience of political science honor society president Tricia Swartz here.



Lael Keiser

Lael Keiser, Truman School Director

Lael Keiser, professor of public policy and administration, has been appointed director of the Harry S Truman School of Public more

Greitens Testifies to Congress

Greitens Testifies to Congress, July 12

In July Dr. Sheena Greitens testified to Congress on the terrorism threat from ISIS-affiliated groups in the Philippines and how the US can design security cooperation with the Philippines to counter these threats.