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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 Affairs...read 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.

Racial Coalition Building in Local Elections

Racial Coalition Building in Local Elections (Cambridge Press 2017)

New book from Andrea Benjamin and Cambridge PressRacial Coalition Building in Local Elections, examines racial and ethnic coalition building in local elections and considers Black and Latino political incorporation more broadly...

Saturday Night Live and the 1976 Presidential Election

Saturday Night Live and the 1976 Presidential Election (McFarland 2017)

Bill Horner, Teaching Professor of Political Science, and Heather Carver, Professor and Chair of the MU Theatre Department, evaluate the impact of comedy on the 1976 election in their new book, Saturday Night Live and the 1976 Presidential Election, from McFarland Press.

Read an interview with the authors here.

2017

In April, the department held our annual awards reception, honoring our undergraduate and graduate student scholarship winners.

 

Undergraduate Award RecipientsCapstone Students

2017 PhDs

2017 Spring Commencement: Jeffrey King, Kenneth Bryant, Jr., and Colton Heffington

Congratulations to our 2017 PhD's who are beginning new positions this fall!

 

Jessica Anderson

 

 Jessica Anderson
 Assistant Professor of Political Science
 University of Louisiana-Monroe

 

 

Ken Bryant

 

Stephen Graves

Stephen Graves is the recipient of the 2017 Faculty Achievement Award in Diversity

Congratulations to Department of Political Science members who were recently recognized with campus-wide awards.

Justin Dyer

 

MU Political Science student Taylor Cofield learns of her Truman Scholar award from Provost Garnett Stokes.

MU Political Science student Taylor Cofield learns of her Truman Scholar award from Provost Garnett Stokes.

University of Missouri junior Taylor Cofield has been selected for the Harry S Truman Scholarship, a nationally-competitive award that supports students dedicated to public service. Selections for the Truman Scholarship are chosen on the basis of their academic success and leadership accomplishments, as well as their likelihood of becoming public service leaders. The Harry S.

MU Political Science Emeritus Professor Paul Wallace

MU Political Science Emeritus Professor Paul Wallace

From ABC17 News: COLUMBIA, Mo. - As the global community reacts to President Donald Trump’s strike against Syria this week, the United States is now investigating whether Russia took part in the most recent Syrian chemical weapons attack. University of Missouri political science professor Paul Wallace starts our conversation on "This Week" with some of the complications that could further complicate relations between Washington and Moscow.

Video interview here

2017 SLAMM

2017 SLAMM participants attend a presentation

The University of Missouri hosted The St. Louis Area Methods Meeting (SLAMM) in April.  The annual political science conference is normally hosted by Washington University in St. Louis, but MU political science professors Jay Dow and Laron Williams lobbied organizers to allow the Columbia campus to host the conference for 2017.

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