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  • Flyer for Nyhan Talk on December 1 from 12:30 to 2:00 in the Lane Room (Ellison Hall)

Consumption of online fake news in the 2016 election

  1. December 1, 2017 - 12:30pm
  • International Politics word cloud graphic

Mark your calendar now and check back soon for more information about this presentation of the...

  1. December 7, 2017 -
    12:30pm to 2:00pm

News and Announcements

  • Screenshot of video with caption of Emerald Archer, Director of MSMU Center for Advancement of Women

Ermerald Archer (UCSB Ph.D. 2009) was named Inaugural Director of Mount Saint Mary's University's new Center for the Advancement of Women

UCSB’s Political Science Department is proud to announce that five faculty members...

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