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Call for papers and panel proposals

The 11th Annual Student Research Conference Friday, April 14, 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University presented by VCU POLITICAL SCIENCE and the College of Humanities and Sciences Undergraduate and junior graduate students are invited to submit proposals to present completed research papers/projects, research-in-progress, or roundtable discussions on any topic related to the general fields of government, international, […]

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POLI Alumni Spotlight: Marcus Squires

Original article published on HAS.VCU.EDU — Link to source Alumni spotlight: Marcus Squires Marcus Squires, (BA Political Science ’15/H&S) is running for Richmond City Council. From a young age, he was told to take part in something that he was passionate about and for him that meant politics. As a high school student he would attend local political gatherings […]

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POLI Alumni Spotlight: Keith T. Parker

Original article published on HAS.VCU.EDU — Link to source Alumnus receives presidential appointment Keith T. Parker, B.A. Political Science ’90/H&S and M.U.R.P. Urban & Regional Planning ’93/Wilder, was recently appointed as a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council by President Barack Obama. Mr. Parker currently serves as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan […]

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POLI Alumni Spotlight: Carrie Roth

Original article by Caitlin Hanbury, VCU College of Humanities and Sciences — Link to source Alumni spotlight: Carrie Roth As a transfer student to Virginia Commonwealth University, Carrie Roth (BA Political Science ‘95/H&S) was delighted to find a school where she could “create [her] own avenues of learning.” Through internships, independent study and a flexible […]

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POLI Alumni Spotlight: Lee Volger

Original article published 7/5/2016 by Brian McNeill, VCU News – Click here for full article VCU alumnus is youngest ever to serve on Danville City Council Lee Vogler, who won his first election in 2012 at age 24, was re-elected this spring. By Brian McNeill University Public Affairs 804-827-0889 bwmcneill@vcu.edu Tuesday, July 5, 2016 At the age […]

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POLI Alumni Spotlight: Evan Kaufman

*Original article published on HAS.VCU.EDU can be viewed here* Alumnus Brings Diplomacy Skills to Local Downtown Project Evan Kaufman began his student career at VCU thinking he would pursue a degree in business. After a few courses in the Political Science department, he declared the subject as his major and earned his degree from the […]

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Charlie Turner presented with Award

VCU Political Science wins awards, presents papers at Virginia Social Science Association meeting

VCU Political Science was well represented at the April 2016 meeting of the Virginia Social Science Association. Emeritus Professor Nelson Wikstrom was presented with the Mario D. Zamora Distinguished Service Award. VCU POLI alum Charlie Turner won the Henry J. Abraham award for best paper delivered by a graduate student. POLI Professor Chris Saladino chaired […]

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Welcome new Faculty!

Political Science welcomes three Faculty members joining full-time in 2015-2016: Professors Matthew Connell, John Froitzheim, and Ali Masood.  

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VCU Students present research at Virginia Social Science Association conference

Congrats to the VCU students who presented their research at the April 2 Virginia Social Science Association conference in Lynchburg, VA. Students from Intersession’s Political Campaigns & Communications course situated topics like social media, volunteering, and branding in the context of their recent trip to New Hampshire during a very chaotic primary season! Shown Here: […]

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Charlie Turner presented with Award

VCU Alum receives Henry J. Abraham award for Best Graduate Student Paper

VSSA President Kirt von Daacke (University of Virginia) presented VCU alum Charlie Turner with the Henry J. Abraham award for Best Graduate Student Paper at the April 2 annual conference of the Virginia Social Science Association at Lynchburg College. Congratulations, Charlie!!

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