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Podcast featuring Dr. Judyth Twigg

November 4, 2021

POLI Professor Judyth Twigg was featured in an interview with PRI's The World, in which she discussed the rise of COVID-19 in Russia.


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Meet VCU Authors: Alex Keena, Assistant Professor of Political Science, VCU

November 1, 2021.

Alex Keena discussed his book at an event hosted by the Humanities Research Center at VCU.


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VCU professors Dr. Amanda Wintersieck, Dr. Alex Keena, Former Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, and David Kerr discussed the 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial Election with Prof. Allie Reckendorf moderating on October 20, 2021.


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Season 8 of Civil Discourse podcast.

Fall 2021

Civil Discourse is a podcast produced by VCU Libraries hosted by Political Science professor John Aughenbaugh and Public Affairs Research Librarian Nia Rodgers, which uses federal documents to spark conversations about the workings of government.

Season 8 of Civil Discourse features episodes on the Supreme Court of the United States, the 2021 elections, and the criminal case against R Kelly.



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On April 21, Dr. Judy Twigg and several colleagues participated in a University of Chicago webinar event about “China, Russia, and the Global Politics of COVID-19 Vaccines."

Video from the event, which was hosted by University of Chicago’s Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES), is available on Youtube. 



The VCU Department of Political Science hosted a panel discussion unpacking the events of January 6th, 2021, when insurrectionist stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to disrupt the certification of the 2020 Presidential Election. The discussion featured VCU POLI professors John Aughenbaugh, Bill Newmann, Michael Paarlberg, Allie Reckendorft, and Amanda Wintersieck, and was moderated by Alex Keena.