We Need to Talk: How Cross-Party Dialogue Reduces Affective Polarization

Authors: Dominik A. Stecula, Matthew S. Levendusky Summary: Americans today are affectively polarized: they dislike and distrust those from the opposing political party more than they did in the past, with damaging consequences for their democracy. This Element tests one strategy for ameliorating such animus: having ordinary Democrats and Republicans come together for cross-party political […]

Border Water: The Politics of U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Water Management, 1945–2015

Author: Stephen P. Mumme Summary: The international boundary between the United States and Mexico spans more than 1,900 miles. Along much of this international border, water is what separates one country from the other. Border Water provides a historical account of the development of governance related to transboundary and border water resources between the United […]

Celebrate! Provost Awards for 2023

Since the annual Celebrate! Colorado State has grown beyond the capacity to acknowledge all award recipients at a single event, the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President is holding a separate private luncheon this year to recognize its recipients for distinguished teaching and scholarship, faculty excellence, service, advising and leadership-related awards on behalf of the academic enterprise.

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. […]