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Afghanistan: What Have We Accomplished, What Have We Learned, and What Should We Expect?

This is just a friendly reminder that Ambassador James Dobbins, the first speaker in our global and human security speaker series, will give a public lecture on 10/22 at 7 pm. The topic: “Afghanistan: What Have We Accomplished, What Have We Learned, and What Should We Expect?” Here is Dobbins’s bio from RAND: “Ambassador James […]

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Video: What’s in a Name?

Check out this video from last weeks “What’s in a Name?” http://hassns.has.vcu.edu/p.jsp?i=125

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Photos from the Political Science Department Annual Backyard Cookout

We held our annual backyard cookout on Sunday, September 28th. Thanks to everyone who came! For those who couldn’t make it, here are a few pictures.

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POLI Alumni Spotlight: Ben Nelson

A Richmond, VA native, Ben Nelson graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2010. He majored in international relations and Middle East studies. In order to gain a foothold in international policy issues, he began a graduate program at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of […]

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Photos from “What’s in a Name? IS, ISIS, ISIL, or Daish in the New Middle East”

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Alumni Event

2016 Reception for Alumni and Friends

Alumni and Friends of VCU Political Science are invited to a special reception to reconnect with faculty, fellow alumni, and friends of the department We are planning an Alumni and Friends Reception for 2016. Please make sure you update your contact information so we can send you an invitation. We look forward to seeing you! For […]

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POLI Alumni Spotlight: Adisada Dudic

Adisada is a 2007 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, summa cum laude, with a Minor in Spanish Language. While at VCU, Adisada received the Outstanding Scholar in Political Science Award in 2006 and Dean’s Academic Achievement Award in 2007. She also served as a […]

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Dung On

POLI Alumni Spotlight: Dung On

Dung is pictured here in front of the Bai Dinh Pagoda in the Ninh Binh Province of Vietnam, where she worked this summer for the Mekong Development Research Institute. After Dung On graduated with a Political Science degree in spring of 2010, she worked at a law firm in Richmond where she was the point-of-contact […]

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Professor Herb Hirsch teaches at University of Toronto’s summer Genocide and Human Rights University Program

In August of 2014, Professor Herb Hirsch traveled to Toronto to teach — as he does each summer at the University of Toronto’s Genocide and Human Rights University Program. The program, which draws top students from around the world, is designed to help develop a new generation of scholars to engage in research and publication […]

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Professor Judy Twigg is re-appointed as Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Judy Twigg has just been re-appointed to a two-year term as a non-resident Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, one of the world’s leading international affairs think tanks in Washington, D.C. Her work there, for the Russia and Eurasia Program as well as the Global Health Policy Center, deals with health […]

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