Ange-Marie Hancock on Melissa Harris-Perry

Prof. Ange-Marie Hancock was a featured guest on a special West Coast edition of Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show.

Alison Dundes Renteln presents talks in Europe

Prof. Alison Dundes Renteln presented several talks across Europe this fall.

Bob Shrum welcomes Jon Favreau to Political Conversations

It was a full house at our first Political Conversations of the school year, where Prof. Bob Shrum spoke with Jon Favreau, former Director of Speechwriting for President Obama.

Recent Faculty Publications

Christian Grose's article, "Explaining Explanations: How Legislators Explain their Policy Positions and How Citizens React" has been published by the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS).

Jeb Barnes' How Policy Shapes Politics analyzes the field of injury compensation in the US, in which judicialized policies operate side-by-side with bureaucratized social insurance programs. Click here for an in-depth Q&A with Prof. Barnes.

Register for Spring 2016 POSC classes!

Ready?  Set?  Register! It's time to start choosing POSC classes for Spring 2016! More details here.

POSC Student Spotlight: Kyra Schoonover

Have you ever wondered who our POSC students are and what makes them tick? Check out the POSC Student Spotlight for a glimpse into the lives of these busy undergraduates.

Political Conversations + Republican Debate Viewing Party

POSC, the Unruh Institute, and the PSA hosted a joint event combining a Political Conversations featuring political analyst Doug Schoen and a lively public viewing of the third Republican Presidential Debate.

Dornsife News profiles POSC's Sarah Dhanaphatana and David Moreno

Dornsife News took an in-depth look into the two POSC students' recent conference participation at the Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement.

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