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2016

Peverill Squire discusses the electoral college

Marvin Overby, Cooper Drury, and Peverill Squire traveled to St. Louis and Kansas City in October to discuss current election trends and policy with alumni and community members. 

HEC-TV St. Louis has their presentation here.

Students at The Kinder Institute

Hear what students and faculty have to say about their experiences with the Kinder Institute at MU.

Watch video here

John Chillingworth/Picture Post/Hulton Archive, via Getty Images
John Chillingworth/Picture Post/Hulton Archive, via Getty Images

Justin Dyer and Micah J. Watson (Calvin College) have published a new book, C.S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law.

Read the New York Times Review here

Moises Arce

Professor Moises Arce has been appointed Chair of the Department of Political Science. Arce joined the faculty at MU in 2006.

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How The Black Vote Turned Blue

From Newsy.com: For decades, black voters have been squarely in the Democratic Party. But it wasn't always that way — it took more than a century for that party alignment to take hold. We teamed up with Dr. Marvin Overby from the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy to narrow down key events that led to the black vote turning blue... 

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Opposition presidential candidate, Hakainde Hichilema, arrives by helicopter at campaign rally in Ndola, Zambia

For the LSE Africa blog, Hangala Siachiwena and Michael Wahman discuss four key factors that could determine the outcome of the 2016 Zambian elections.

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A. Cooper Drury

Interim Dean Pat Okker has selected A. Cooper Drury as a new associate dean of A&S. Drury currently serves as chair of the Department of Political Science. 

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Sheena Greitens

EAI held an Expert Seminar of the EAI Fellows Program on March 29, 2016 with Professor Sheena Greitens from the University of Missouri. Professor Greitens presented on North Koreans’ resettlement in South Korean society, entitled “Post-Authoritarian Citizenship Among North Korean-Born Individuals in South Korea.”

 

MU political science professors Bill Horner and James Endersby

Most people who have attended the University of Missouri are familiar with the Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center or have heard of Lloyd Gaines, the first African-American to apply to the MU law school, which denied his application. Until now, however, few have been aware of the legal battles Gaines and the NAACP waged to guarantee equal rights decades before the civil rights movement gained steam.

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