Political Science - News & Events

News and Announcements

The Political Science Department is excited to announce its partnership with the new Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) in sponsoring paid, quarterly internships for undergraduate students. Applications are due by noon on Thursday, March 30th.

The Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for anticipated part time temporary Lecturer positions for Spring Quarter 2017 and Summer Sessions 2017.

Three Political Science graduate students/alumni have recently accepted job offers: Tristin Beckman (Oxford University), Rhoanne Esteban (Wesleyan University), and Cecilia Farfan Mendez (University of California San Diego).

Professor Neil Narang won the award for "Best Paper" of the year on Conflict Processes from the American Political Science Association for his paper titled, "A Strategic Logic of Attacking Aid Workers: Evidence from Violence in Afghanistan, 2008 – 2012".

Political Science Majors working in unpaid internships in a local government agency are invited to apply for the Winter 2017 Larry Adams Scholarship. The scholarship is open to upper division Political Science majors who have a strong GPA.

The California Institute for Water Resources has awarded a grant to Professor Leah Stokes for a study of water policy and conservation in response to the drought in California.  Her project will compare conservation levels across water districts and how various factors relate to conservation outcomes.

Department Events

David Laitin
Stanford University, Political Science

  1. March 9, 2017 - 12:00pm

David Laitin
Stanford University, Political Science

  1. March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Getting Published: General Advice & Specific Strategies

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

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