Tag: Political Science
- UMass Boston Professor’s Research Sheds Light on ‘Dark Money’ in Politics
Maurice “Mo” Cunningham, associate professor of political science, received the Massachusetts Teachers Association’s President’s Award on Saturday for his research on “dark money” -- often untraceable donations injected into ballot and electoral campaigns in Massachusetts and across the nation.
- Wood Lecturer Emphasizes Need to Rectify Polarization in America to Rebuild Nation’s Soft Power
“I don’t think any of us here today go a day without concern or curiosity of where things will go from here and how the U.S. will use its power in the world,” said Reuben E. Brigety, II, Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
- Alamgir Memorial Lecture: Social Justice & Feminist Futures: Beyond White Supremacy & Islamophobia
Nadine Suleiman Naber will deliver the 2018 Jalal Alamgir Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Political Science Department.
- Next Stop, State Department: UMass Boston Senior One of 30 to Earn Rangel Graduate Fellowship
Brittany Orange, a senior political science major in the Honors College, is one of 30 nationwide to receive the Charles Rangel Fellowship, a fellowship that paves the way for a career with the U.S. State Department.
- UMass Boston Education Led U.S. House Candidate Juana Matías ’09 to Life of Public Service
Juana Matías ’09, the first Latina from Lawrence and first Latina immigrant to be elected as a state representative, is now running for the 3rd Congressional District seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas.
- Dukakis and Bulger, Stars of Mass. Politics, Talk Policy with UMass Boston Students
Continuing a 17-year tradition, Michael Dukakis, the former three-term governor of Massachusetts, and William Bulger, the ex-president of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, met with students in UMass Boston’s political science classes on Wednesday.
- UMass Boston’s CLA Undergraduate Research Showcase Highlights Academically Ambitious Students
On April 25, undergraduate students gathered in UMass Boston’s Alumni Lounge to present posters and papers.
- “Trump’s Foreign Policy: A New Direction?”: Distinguished Lecture on Global Politics by Stephen Walt
The Department of Political Science, the new BA Program in International Relations, and the Office of Global Programs are sponsoring this talk with international relations expert Stephen Walt.
- Latin American Neopopulisms at a Crossroad?
Join the Political Science Department for a critical assessment of the Pink Tide with a focus on Ecuador, featuring Fernando Bustamante Ponce, assemblyman of the National Congress of Ecuador.
- UMass Boston Alum John Ward Publishes First Novel, “The Citadel”
2010 Political Science Grad Has 3-Book Publishing Deal; Debut on Sale Today
- UMass Boston Alumni and Student Professional Forum
Learn career insights from alumni who have used their education to pursue legal and other careers.
- February 7: Trump Policy Roundtable - Foreign Policy
Explore the policy implications of a Trump administration.
- February 1: Trump Policy Roundtable - Domestic Policy
Explore the policy implications of a Trump administration.
- UMass Boston Political Experts Discuss the Rise of Trump at Campus Forum
Maurice Cunningham and Bob Turner have been studying politics for decades—the former as a UMass Boston professor, noted pundit, and prolific blogger; the latter as a longtime Boston Globe journalist and author of books on Michael Dukakis and Jimmy Carter.
- Obama Haters, Trump Lovers, and the Future of Hate and Race in America Featuring Algernon Austin
The 2008 election of Barack Obama as president led many to proclaim that America had become post-racial. But the rise of Donald Trump and Obama-haters show this is not true.
- America’s War for the Greater Middle East - Joiner Speaker Series presents Andrew Bacevich
Join the William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences for a talk by retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich.
- House Speaker Talks MBTA with Massachusetts Politics Students
Massachusetts Politics students have had the opportunity to ask pointed questions about MBTA reform to the commonwealth’s major political players.
- UMass Boston International Relations Graduate Students Featured on WGBH’s Greater Boston
International Relations Master's students making a difference!
- UMass Boston Students Have Second Opportunity To Intern in DC This Summer Through EMK Institute
For the second summer, UMass Boston students will have an opportunity to intern for congressional leaders through the Young Leaders Network, a program offered through the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, which is located on campus.
- Former Governor Dukakis, President William Bulger Provide Insight to Honors College Students
At the request of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, students in Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O’Brien’s honors class are spending the fall semester developing recommendations to enrich the Strand Theatre. On Monday, the students got the chance to pick the brains of two political legends.
- Prof. Robert Weiner Retires, Marks Nearly 50 Years of Excellence, Student Focus
Political science and international relations expert begins post-retirement phase.
- Lecture: The Arab Spring and Its Aftermath with Guest Speaker Shadi Hamid
Shadi Hamid is a fellow with the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, and the author of Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy.
- Senator Cowan Shares Life Lessons on Success and Failure with UMass Boston Audience
Former Senator William Maurice “Mo” Cowan shared candid stories from his personal and professional life in the public and private sectors.
- Senator Cowan to Speak at McCormack Leadership Series
Students, faculty, alumni, and staff are invited to hear former Senator Cowan speak about the personal, professional, and political experiences that took him from the private sector to D.C.
- Voter Suppression, Equal Rights, and The Promise of Democracy
The UMass Boston team of sociologist Keith Bentele and political scientist Erin O'Brien will discuss their research, which presents evidence that many states are suppressing voters of color.
- Dukakis and Bulger Meet with UMass Boston Political Science Students
Students lunch and learn with former governor and senate president and celebrate Dukakis' 80th birthday as well.
- Real ‘Law & Order’ Gives Insight to UMass Boston Students Pursuing Law Enforcement, Legal Careers
The Massachusetts Appeals Court was in session last month in UMass Boston’s Campus Center Ballroom. The appeals court holds about a half dozen sessions outside of John Adams Courthouse in Boston each year, which the justices affectionately refer to as “road shows.”
- Massachusetts Appeals Court to Return to UMass Boston Oct. 18
The Massachusetts Appeals Court returns to the University of Massachusetts Boston on Friday, October 18 to hear criminal and civil cases.
- Congressman Joe Moakley Remembered at UMass Boston/JFK Library Event
Event celebrates Mark Schneider's new book on this "regular Joe"
- 20 Years of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: What Have We Learned?
Join us for a discussion led by faculty experts in political science, international relations, and coflict resolution
- Understanding the Crisis in Syria
A Political Science Forum with Professors Lelia Farsakh and Craig Murphy
- New Feminist Agenda: Former VT Governor Calls for Revolution in Work, Family Structures
Promoting her new book, Madeleine Kunin notes that “gender equality remains an elusive goal.”
- Governing Rural China: Local Government and Peasant Protest in Hunan in the Age of Reform
A research talk by Assistant Professor of Political Science Zhang Wu.
- Watanabe Named Chairman of New U.S. Census Bureau Commission
The director of the Institute for Asian American Studies will advise the Census Bureau on how to track "hard-to-count" populations.
- UMass Boston Political Experts Make Headlines During Election Season
Political science professors have become go-to pundits for analysis of Romney, Warren, Brown