News

Friday, January 15, 2021
The department is please to share that current PhD Candidate Nick Kuipers has been awarded the APSA 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants. He is one of multiple recipients of this notable award. To learn more click this link, https://www.apsanet.org/PROGRAMS/Doctoral-Dissertation-Research-Improvem....
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
The department is glad to share a piece from recent alumni William Callison which was published in the Boston Review. You can read the full piece, titled 'Coronapolitics from the Reichstag to the Capitol', here https://bostonreview.net/politics/william-callison-quinn-slobodian-coron....
Friday, December 18, 2020
We are thrilled to announce that alumna Justine Davis, PhD, has been awarded the prestigious Best Dissertation Award by the Western Political Science Association (WPSA). The committee who reviewed Dr. Davis's dissertation had this to say, "Of the many impressive dissertations we received, Davis’ dissertation was impressive still. In her work, Davis sets out to understand how wartime experiences of civic leaders affect post-conflict democratization.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Please join us in congratulating UC Berkeley Gardner Fellow, Nick Shafer, for being awarded a Marshall Scholarship. The Marshall Scholarship is one of the most selective graduate scholarships in America—with only about a 4% acceptance rate. The Marshall Scholarship pays for recipients to pursue a graduate degree at any university in the United Kingdom. Nick will use it to pursue a MSc in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford and a MA in Governance Development and Public Policy from the University of Sussex.
Friday, December 4, 2020
Alumnus, Reema Dodin, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs in the Biden administration.  To read more about her, click here. 
Friday, December 4, 2020
ALUMNUS, WALLY ADEYEMO PICKED TO BE DEPUTY TREASURY SECRETARY OF PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN'S ADMINISTRATION. YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT HIS STORY HERE.
Friday, December 4, 2020
Professor Ryan Brutger's article was published in World Politics: A Quarterly Journal of International Relations. The article can be found here.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Professor Susan Hyde's article was published in the New York Times. The article can be found here.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Susan Hyde, Professor of Political Science and Avice M. Saint Chair in Public Policy was interviewed  by (UC) Berkeley News on  "democracy and “democratic backsliding.”  See the full article here.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
We are excited to announce Associate Professor Cecilia Mo will be co-lead on a new $5.61 million academic initiative on human trafficking with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). You can read the full announcement here, https://www.poverty-action.org/news/ipa-establishes-human-trafficking-re....

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