Political Science - News & Events

News and Announcements

Undergraduate student, Aaron Barruga, published an article on "There actually is a case to be made for giving police training in military tactics" in Foreign Policy.

Professor John Woolley was interviewed on how President Obama's digital records and presence during his presidency will be archived once his second term is over.

Professor Sarah Anderson, Political Science Affiliate (Bren School), is the American Political Science Association's member of the month. Professor Anderson specializes in Environmental Politics and serves as the chair of the Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics section of APSA.

UCSB is one of the best places in the world to study Environmental Politics. The team of political scientists, which consists of seven faculty and several graduate students, makes up one of the largest groups studying environmental politics at any US university.

Ph.D. Alumna Jessica Feezell's article "Does arguing about politics turn young people off?" was published in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage.

Matto Mildenberger (Associate Professor), Sarah Anderson (Associate Professor, Bren), and Heather Hodges (Alumna) won awards at this year's annual APSA conference for work in Environmental Politics.

Bridget Coggins, Associate Professor, is one of nine researchers that have received a grant of 1.2 million dollars for a multi-year project entitled Exploring the Black Box of North Korea in a Globalized Context.

Department Events

Devesh Kapur
Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania

  1. February 6, 2017

Pradeep Chhibber
Univeristy of California Berkeley, Political Science

  1. January 19, 2017

Professor Pei-te Lien
University of California, Santa Barbara

  1. November 22, 2016 - 4:00pm

Benjamin Page
Northwestern University

  1. November 18, 2016 - 1:00pm

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