As Acting Chair for the past academic year, I am happy to report news from the Department of Political Science to our alumni, students, and friends. This has been my third stint as department chair – having served previously in 1995-2000 and 2010-11. From my vantage point as a very experienced senior scholar, I have never been more impressed with the continued excellence and vitality of our staff, faculty, and students.
Our faculty is shrinking in numbers (due to budget cuts), but never has it... Read more
We are very pleased to announce that Gary A. Duck is the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. This award recognizes department alumni with remarkable career accomplishments and who can serve as role models for current political science students.
Gary received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington in 1973. His early work was with the U.S. Department of Education, where he served as an... Read more
STORY BY PETER KELLEY // MARCH 14, 2018 // UW NEWS
African-American voters who dislike and feel threatened by Donald Trump and his presidency are much more likely to vote and to engage with politics, according to new research from California State University, Sacramento, and the University of Washington.
The findings, the researchers say, indicate sentiment against Trump and his policies creates an opportunity for African-American mobilization as... Read more
STORY BY DIVYA RAJASEKHAR // MAY 5, 2018 // THE DAILY
On Thursday, the political science department hosted its Spring Faculty Panel: Trump, Trade, Tariffs. During the panel, three faculty from the department, Jim Caporaso, Susan Whiting, and Caitlin Ainsley, discussed the arguments for and against protectionism and what the United States could learn from its history of trade wars.
Caporaso synthesized President... Read more