Congratulations to Department of Political Science members who were recently recognized with campus-wide awards.
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.
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.
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.
MU PhD Student Cody Drolc, discusses his research “Bad bureaucrats? The future of whistleblowing in a post-Snowden world” for In The Moment on South Dakota Public Radio:
Drolc was in South Dakota to present his paper at his alma mater, Black Hills State University:
Brooks Blevins (left), History Professor at Missouri State University and President of the Steering Committee for the event; James W. Endersby, co-author of Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation; and Gary Kremer, Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri. The book won the 2017 Book Award at the Missouri Conference on History last week.
SPRINGFIELD, MO—Associate Professor James W. Endersby and Teaching Professor William T. Horner are the recipients of the Missouri Conference on History 2017 Book Award for their co-written book, Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation (University of Missouri Press, 2016).
In a forthcoming article for Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Jake Haselswerdt, assistant professor of public affairs and political science, finds that backlash against the Affordable Care Act and new beneficiaries contributed to increase in voter participation.
New book on Missouri Constitution by Greg Casey and Justin Dyer
Public opinion researchers depend on certain questions as essential public opinion barometers, like presidential job approval or Bud Roper’s right-direction/wrong-track measure. Perhaps no other question is as often used to determine what is foremost in the minds of the public than the open-ended “What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” Respondents offer their concerns in their own words, unaffected by potential bias introduced by limited lists of answers.