Political Science - News & Events

News and Announcements

  • Headshot of Professor Neil Narang

"The spread of advanced technologies may be the central security challenge of the 21st century,” said Neil Narang

Come join us and celebrate the arrival of The Year of the Dog

12:00-1:00 p.m.

2824 Ellison Hall

Wednesday February 15

  • Bruce Bimber with Israel Chora (holding check) and Leslie Irwin

Hats off to UCSB's Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society) upon their receving a $500 grant.

  • Eduardo Paez and Natalia Arguello-Inglis

Congratulations to undergraduates Eduardo Paez and Natalia Arguello-Inglis who were awarded the Larry Adams Scholarship for Fall 2017.

  • Headshot of Professor Benjamin Cohen

Interest rates up? Stocks down? Benjamin Cohen puts it all in perspective.

  • Headshot of Professor Neil Narang

Professor Narang's research is among seven of a record 84 proposals to receive the 2017 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize. 

  • Headshot of Professor Eric Smith

Bssed on a forecasting model originally developed by political scientists Michael Lewis-Beck and Tom Rice, Professor Smith anticipates Republicans could lose 38 seats and House majority. 

  • Headshot of Professor Leah Stokes

Professor Stokes connects the dots between Climate Change Policy and the recent fire-flood-mudslide disasters in our own backyard.
"Climate Change in My Backyard," NY Times

  • Schedule for International Speaker Series (January 18, February 8, March 1, April 12 in 2320 Girvetz)

The Political Science Department is pleased to post this reminder that the Orfalea Center Global Security Hub International Speaker Series continues in 2018! Monthly speakers are scheduled from January-April. Lunch will be provided.

Department Events

  • Headshot of Professor Andrea Campbell

Professor Campbell's interests include American politics, political behavior, public opinion, and political inequality, particularly their intersection with social welfare policy, health policy, and tax policy. 

  1. February 22, 2018 -
    12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Headshot of Professor Emily Ritter

Professor Ritter's work provides insight as to when and how states will cooperate with international institutions, how international institutions impact outcomes through domestic institutions, and the onset and process of domestic conflict. 

More details regarding Professor Ritter's talk will be posted soon.

  1. April 26, 2018 -
    12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Headshot of Professor David Vogel, UC Berkeley

David Vogel's research focuses on business-government relations with a particular emphasis on the comparative and international dimensions of environmental and consumer regulation. He also writes on corporate social responsibility, and religion and environmentalism. 

More details regarding his talk will be posted soon.

  1. April 19, 2018 -
    12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Headshot of Professor James Morrow

Professor James Morrow from the University of Michigan will join us as the final speaker in our exciting International Speaker Series.

  1. April 12, 2018 -
    12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Headshot of Professor Andrea Roemmele

Professor Roemmele's research interests are comparative political communications, political parties and public affairs. 

More details regarding her talk will be posted soon.

  1. April 5, 2018 -
    12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Headshot of Professor Susan Hyde, UC Berkeley

Professor Susan Hyde of UC Berkeley will join us as part of our International Speaker Series. Her reserach interests include international influences on domestic politics, with a focus on the developing world International election observation, election fraud, and democracy promotion. Mark your calendar now and check back soon for more information about this presentation of the International Speaker Series. 

  1. March 1, 2018 -
    12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Headshot of Hon. Luz Reyes-Martin

The Honorable Luz Reyes-Martin, President of Goleta Unified School District Board of Trustees, Director of Public Affiars and Communications at SBCC

  1. February 21, 2018 -
    2:00pm to 3:15pm
  • Headshot of Professor Michaël Aklin

Regulating Complex Issues: Policy Outsourcing & Gate-Keepers in GMO Regulation

  1. February 8, 2018 -
    12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Headshot of Professor Ashley Leeds

Professor Leeds of Rice University, joins us as part of the Orfalea Center Global Security Hub's International Speaker Series. 

  1. February 8, 2018 -
    12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Headshot of Professor Adrea Roemmele

Joining us by Zoom from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany, Dr. Römmele presents:
"Germany in Search of a Government or Nobody Wants Merkel"

  1. February 5, 2018 -
    12:00pm to 1:15pm

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