News

2018

Marvin Overby

The John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress has announced its newest scholars, who will be in residence during the fall and winter. Among them is MU Professor Marvin Overby, who is working on a book about some of the most significant congressional campaigns in the history of American politics.

 

Geopolitical Economy

Geopolitical Economy (University of Michigan Press 2018)

New book from Jonathan Krieckhaus and University of Michigan Press, Geopolitical Economy, examines the significance and nature of trade agreements (FTAs), the primary policy tool through which modern nations seek access to international markets and promote economic growth. The book focuses specifically on how South Korea, the world’s leader in the number and significance of FTAs as well as the world’s sixth largest export economy, uses FTAs.

2018 Graduate Award Recipients

                  Graduate Award Recipients

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

 

Undergraduate Scholarship Winners

William L. Bradshaw Scholarship
Serena Maxfield

Jeffrey D. Byrne Scholarship
Kaitlyn Sawyer

J.G. Heinberg Scholarship
Alexander Galvin
Sarah Jolley
Mary Grace Newman

Michael A. Kinney Scholarship
Gabriela Martinez

MOST Policy Fellows Program

PhD Candidate Mike Hendricks is co-founder and co-director of the new Missouri Science and Technology Policy Fellows Program.

James Bohnett

Political Science major James Bohnett was in the first class of Kinder Scholars and is currently working on his honors capstone. His achievements in the classroom and on the basketball court were recently featured by MU Student Affairs.

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.

2017

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.

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.

 

 

 

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.

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.

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