Remembering Bob Lawrence, professor emeritus of political science

Bob Lawrence, professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science, passed away Oct. 8 at the age of 91. Those who knew the longtime Colorado State University professor said he was an inspiring figure, a powerful voice in political science — and a dear friend and mentor. Lawrence’s footprints linger within the halls of the […]

Political Science Outstanding Senior Aidan Lyde: Tackling Environmental Policy Challenges for a More Sustainable World 

The Department of Political Science at Colorado State University is honored to recognize Aidan Lyde as the 2023 Outstanding Senior. Throughout his time at CSU, Lyde embodied the mission and values of the department—demonstrating excellence in academics, co-curricular activities, experiential learning, student leadership, public service, and a dedication to environmental policy.    Lyde transferred to CSU during the […]

Game On – CSU Political Science Instructor and Military Veteran on Why You Should Play Games at Work 

James “Pigeon” Fielder, CSU Instructor in the Department of Political Science, had the honor of speaking at TEDxMileHigh this past November where he discussed the power of games. Games, as he describes, are spaces inside which ritual becomes real to the participants. Games allow you to work together to overcome obstacles that feel real but are […]

Straayer Center Hosts Luncheon for Ambassador Taylor 

On February 28, Colorado State University welcomed Ambassador William B. Taylor to campus as keynote speaker for the 2023 CSU International Symposium. Ambassador Taylor served as chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv in 2019 and as the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009. He is currently vice president, Europe and Russia at the U.S. […]

CSU political science students weigh in on Bennet-O’dea Senate debate

On the evening of October 28, the Lory Student Center Ballroom at Colorado State University was set to host the final scheduled public debate between the two front-runners for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat, Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet and Republican challenger Joe O’Dea. With only forty audience members in attendance, it was an intimate setting for the […]

Voter Engagement on Campus: Bringing Together Students, Community, and City Leaders 

By Elise Dietrich  As part of a continuing effort to bring community members and city leaders on campus to engage with students, the Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership along with the CSU Political Science department hosted a series of events to support and educate members of the campus community prior to the November 8 election. The […]