Department welcomes visitors from Sweden, Canada and the Netherlands

The Department of Political Science is hosting visitors from Lund University in Sweden, the University of Toronto and Utrecht University in the Netherlands for a three-day visit to discuss possible collaborations. All four institutions have considerable expertise in the area of environmental politics and governance. The scholars will share information on their teaching activities and […]

Former Governor and Affiliate Faculty Bill Ritter reflects on Colorado’s role in transforming the world energy economy

In December, I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the conference in Paris where nearly 200 nations agreed to confront global climate change and by implication to change how we all produce and use energy. It was the first time in history that so many nations agreed on so complex a task.

Yet as the gavel came down on this achievement and as delegates and leaders from around the world celebrated the moment, I knew that the real work of confronting our climate and energy challenges must be accomplished in places like Colorado State University.

Aley Schweigert’s Life-Changing Study Abroad Experience

LIFE-CHANGING STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE MADE POSSIBLE BY DONOR Development, International Studies, Political Science | February 22, 2016 By Alexandra Schweigert Alexandra is a senior majoring in Political Science and International Studies. Below she recounts a transformational international internship experience made possible by a scholarship donor. I vividly remember thinking as the plane left the runway, […]

CSU Students at the Colorado State Legislature

Dr. John Straayer has kicked off another year of the Department’s Colorado Legislative Internship program. As he has done for more than 30 years, Dr. Straayer will accompany the students to the State Legislature every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the spring semester where they will work with legislators, lobbyists and committees. More than 1000 students […]

Three Political Scientists Receive Awards from the College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts recently announced winners of several college-wide awards and we are proud that three members of the department were recognized for their achievements:   Megan DeMasters (PhD student) received the College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching     Assistants. In addition to serving as a graduate teaching […]

Dr. Susan Opp honored by CSU student athletes

Dr. Susan Opp recently received the Water Pik “Excellence in Education” award for her dedicated service and excellence in teaching.  She was nominated by student athletes as a professor that has had a positive impact on their educational experience.  She received a plaque and was recognized during half-time of the CSU football game on November […]

Professor Courtenay Daum Selected to Give the Patsy Boyer Memorial Lecture

The CSU Center for Women’s Studies & Gender Research selected Dr. Courtenay Daum to give the annual Patsy Boyer Memorial Lecture on October 22, 2015.  Her talk was on “The War on Solicitation and Intersectional Subjection:  How quality of life policing is used as a tool to control transgender populations.”

The Department Welcomes Two New Faculty

This fall the department is pleased to welcome two new faculty members Peter Harris’s teaching and research interests include international security, U.S. foreign policy, and international relations theory. This semester Peter is teaching POLS 232 International Relations and POLS 437 International Security. Allison White’s teaching and research interests are in the area of comparative politics, focusing […]

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Cuba in Transition symposium, April 15, 2016

Social Sciences Career Workshop

Pre-Law Club Meeting