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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
We are excited to announce that sixth graduate Jae Yeon Kim has been awarded the Don T. Nakanishi Award from WPSA. This award is given to graduate student for ditinguished scholarship and service in Asian Pacific American Politics. The title of Mr. Kim's paper is "How Preference Misalignment Challenged Cross-Racial Coalition Building in the West".
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
The Political Science Department is delighted to announce that Varsha Sarveshwar has been chosen as one of 4 finalists for the University Medal. This is the University's highest honor for graduating undergraduate students. The Department would like to congratulate Varsha on this wonderful honor.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
A few week ago, UC Berkeley and the Political Science Department had to cancel their Spring 2020 Commencement events as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Then, the University of Blockeley was created in Minecraft. UC Blockeley is the version of the campus built by some very creative UC Berkeley students in the game Minecraft.On May 16th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. there will be a "formal" ceremony both in the game and broadcast on YouTube and Twitch.
Monday, May 4, 2020
Rachel Strohm, a PhD candidate, recently had her article "A novel idea: integrating urban and rural safety nets in Africa during the pandemic" publish in The Coversation.
Monday, April 20, 2020
In March, at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society in New Orleans, Dylan Miars, a sophomore political science and global studies double major, presented the paper " Rawls on Majority Rule: A Case Study of Majority Rule as a Philosophical Non-Primitive". Drawing on multiple writings by John Rawls, its basic argument is that claims (that Rawls' conceptions of reflective equilibrium and overlapping consensus are meaningless because they are aggregated from individuals) are mistaken because they misinterpret how Rawls uses majority rule.
Friday, April 17, 2020
See full article below : Allison Grossman (2020):How can African governments persuade citizens to follow coronavirus guidelines?: Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/04/17/how-can-african-governments-persuade-citizens-follow-coronavirus-guidelines/?utm_campaign=wp_monkeycage&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twit
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Political Science is pleased to announce Varsha Sarveshwar as the 2020 recipient of the Departmental Citation. The Departmental Citation is an award honoring an outstanding graduating Political Science undergraduate.  Political Science would also like to acknowledge Nicolas Friedlich and Jack Sadler as finalists for the Departmental Citation. We are proud of you and excited for all 2020 graduates!
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
In the lastest edition of the Boston Review, called On Anger, features an article by Professor Desmond Jagmohan, 'Anger and the Politics of the Oppressed.' To learn more about the winter eddition of the Boston Review featuring Professor Jagmohan's artilce follow this link, http://bostonreview.net/forum-xiii-winter-2020.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Published on January 6th 2020, an essay by New Political Science Assistant Professor Desmond Jagmohan titled “Between Race and Nation: Marcus Garvey and the Politics of Self-Determination” is now available. To check it out follow this link, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0090591719897569.
Friday, January 17, 2020
In a recently edition of The Economist, 5th year Poltical Science PhD student Carlos Schmidt Padilla's research was cited in an article about the effects transnational gangs arriving in El Salvador. For the full story click here, https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/01/11/a-new-study-suggests-that-street-gangs-inflict-broad-economic-harm. Please note you will need a subcription to The Economist to read the full-article.

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