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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
'The key to Kenya’s close election: the power of partisanship' by Associate Professor Leo Arriola featured on the Monkey Cage of The Washington Post, read article here. 
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Rochelle Terman, a recent UC Berkeley Political Science Ph.D. alumna, wins The Merze Tate Award (before 2017, known as the Helen Dwight Reid Award) from the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation successfully defended during the previous two years in the field of international relations, law, and politics.Congratulations Rochelle!
Monday, June 19, 2017
'Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power' by Douglas L. Krinwe & Eric Schickler was awarded the Richard F. Fenno Prize, which is designed to honor work that is both theoretically and empirically strong. Moreover, this prize is dedicated to encouraging scholars to pursue new and different avenues of research in order to find answers to previously unexplored questions about the nature of politics. Additionally, The Richard E.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Matthew Nguyen earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at UC Berkeley in 2015. While attending Berkeley he rallied global support for Syrian refugees and Ebola victims, and fought for minority voting rights in North Carolina.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Deaprtment Chair Eric Schickler was interviewed by ABC 7 local news regarding the Republicans employing the 'nuclear option' to change the rules and eliminate the filibuster as a tool to block Supreme Court nominations. Full story here.
Monday, October 17, 2016
It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Professor Emeritus of Political Science Paul Thomas, who taught at the University of California, Berkeley until his retirement. Thomas passed on Tuesday evening, Oct. 11.  Professor Thomas graduated from the University of Manchester, U.K., with First Class Honours in Modern History with Economics and Politics, and was one of the first John F. Kennedy Scholars from the U.K. to attend Harvard University, which awarded him his Doctorate in 1973.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Rachel Bernhard, Gabriel Lenz and Sarah Anzia cited in Califonia Magazine article, "Sexual Politics: The 2016 Presidential Race Is Notable for Misogynist Rhetoric."

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