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Christoph Stefes Shares Analysis on Ukraine-Russia Tensions

As tensions in Eastern Europe continue to build, and a Russian invasion of Ukraine seems imminent, we enlisted faculty expert Dr. Christoph Stefes , a professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, to help explain what the crisis means for Russia, Ukraine, and the world...

Photos of Korea's Response to COVID including street sanitizers, vaccine vial against flag, a woman in hanbok and mask praying against lanterns, Korean royal guards wearing masks, people social distancing. A square for decoration and the opposing side shows collage of America's Response: Person riding bike in white flags for covid victims, a covid patient being loaded into ambulance, person crying over casket with flag over it, A vaccine protest at a capitol, more protestors.

Autopsy of a Failed State: What South Korea's Successful COVID Response Teaches Us About America's Broken Politics with Dr. Tony Robinson

Nov. 9, 2021

Autopsy of a Failed State: What South Korea's Successful COVID Response Teaches Us About America's Broken Politics with Dr. Tony Robinson Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 | 11:00am-12:00pm Location: Student Commons 2600 and livestreaming * Masks required at indoor events Though South Korea and the USA diagnosed their first COVID...

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Freedom and Democracy in the Ancient Middle East: A Lecture with Dr. Nicholas Rockwell

Please join us Wednesday, October 20, from 12:30-2:00pm, in-person in Student Commons, Room 2600, or streaming online. The concept of freedom and consensual forms of government were crucial components of politics in the ancient Middle East. When new kings came to power, they frequently presented themselves as liberating the people...

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Professor Glenn Morris & Students Provide Crucial Role in Columbus Day Repeal

April 16, 2020

During the 2020 Colorado legislative session, Professor Glenn Morris and several students with the department’s Fourth World Center for the Study of Indigenous Law and Politics, partnered with a number of legislators successfully to repeal the Columbus Day state holiday. Colorado was the first state to designate Columbus Day a...

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Betcy Jose - April 2020 Updates

April 15, 2020

During much of the previous year, Professor Betcy Jose has been on a productive research sabbatical, with funding support from the Peace Research Institute of Frankfurt . Her research topics include exploration into Russia’s intervention into Crimea and civilian targeting and self-protection during times of conflict. During her sabbatical, Dr...

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Tony Robinson - April 2020 Updates

April 15, 2020

Last fall, Professor Robinson was an expert witness in the U.S. District Court Case “Lyall v. City of Denver,” regarding the constitutionality of Denver’s homeless “camping ban” which forbids homeless people from using any form of shelter from the elements other than their clothing. Professor Robinson’s community-based research, in collaboration...

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James Walsh - April 2020 Updates

April 13, 2020

The construction of a permanent memorial in Leadville's Evergreen Cemetery will begin this summer. The memorial will list the names of roughly 1200 people buried in unmarked graves in the "Old Catholic" section of the cemetery, most of them Irish immigrants. The average age at death of these 1200 people...

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Michael Cummings - April 2020 Updates

April 13, 2020

Emeritus Professor Michael Cummings has recently finished his 500-page book titled Children’s Voices in Politics. The book will be published this summer by Peter Lang. The two well-known scholars who edited the book have called it a “monumental work” on the subject of children’s rights and children’s voices in civic...