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VCU Model UN members win awards at Model Arab League Conference

VCU Model UN students at the November 15-16 Model Arab League conference at Georgetown University. Representing Algeria and Mauritania, VCU Delegates participated in the Joint Defense, Palestinian, Political, Social, and Economic councils. Given a diverse perspective into the vast world of politics in the Arab League, these delegates worked with other universities to develop solutions […]

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Teach-In: “Lives in the Balance: The Current Crisis of Desperate Migration”

VCU POLI Teach-In  “Lives in the Balance: The Current Crisis of Desperate Migration” Tuesday, October 13, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, MCALC 2104 Featuring: Burdett, Hirsch, Newmann, Reckendorf, Saladino, Totah Recent news has featured heartbreaking images of refugees from the war in Syria attempting to escape to Europe and other destinations. Learn more about the causes […]

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POLI Alumni Spotlight: Sheila Bynum-Coleman

Sheila Bynum-Coleman, B.S. Political Science ‘10, has an unwavering optimism that fuels all of her many successful pursuits. A longtime civic and community activist, Shelia is taking her passion and positivity to the streets as she campaigns to win a seat as the Virginia 62nd house district representative. Sheila’s unquenchable work ethic was a characteristic […]

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John Aughenbaugh lectures for Berglund Seminar Series

On Friday, September 11, 2015, Professor John Aughenbaugh presented a lecture on “Reading the Tea Leaves: The Future of Supreme Court Administrative Law,” as part of VCU’s Berglund Seminar Series for the Honors College.  The slides for this lecture can be found here (PDF): Reading the Tea Leaves – Future of SCOTUS Admin Law (09-11-15)

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Congratulations, Professor Ravi Perry!

At the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Professor Ravi Perry was elected to the Executive Council of the Organized Sections on Urban Politics and Sexuality & Politics (  Congratulations, Professor Perry!

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Ravi Perry

Welcome Ravi Perry

Welcome to new Associate Professor Ravi Perry!  A native of Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Ravi K. Perry holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University, each in political science. Perry’s broad research interests focus on an evolving and prolific take on issues facing African-­Americans in the United States. […]

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On the Campaign Trail With Allie Reckendorf

Dr. Allie Reckendorf is currently in New Hampshire, visiting with the various presidential campaigns in preparation for a new intersession course, Political Campaigns and Communication, to be offered this December/January. The course will take students to NH for some real-world experience, observation, and analysis while the campaigns are in full swing. Dr. Reckendorf has visited […]

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Pi Sigma Alpha Spring Induction Ceremony

Pi Sigma Alpha Spring Induction Ceremony 2015

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Student Spotlight: Lena Sinanian

POLI student Lena Sinanian, who presented her research on microfinance and the development of a micro-credit card at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago last weekend.

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SPECIAL EVENT: The parents of missing Mexican students speak out

April 3 2 pm MCALC room 2201 The “Ayotzinapa parents” will hold a question and answer session on Friday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m. in MCALC 2201 It has now been half a year since 43 college students in Iguala, Mexico were detained by local police officers and then handed over to a drug cartel, […]

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