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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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Letter from the Chair, Tony Robinson - April 2020

April 16, 2020

Hello, to Everyone in our Political Science Community! How odd it is to be reaching out to everyone from my home, instead of the good old hallways of Third Floor, Student Commons, but such is our situation nowadays. I miss the energy of faculty, students and staff bantering in our...

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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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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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PSCI 4002-004, Politics of Animal Rights

April 13, 2020

Corporations have rights, how about animals? That question is the subject of a topics course this fall, PSCI 4002-004, Politics of Animal Rights , TuTh 12:30PM - 1:45PM. The U.S. Supreme Court has famously held that corporations enjoy protections for speech and freedom of religion yet animals are still treated...

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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...

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Event - Lunch Lecture: How the EZLN took on Gender Violence in Mexico

Feb. 25, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020 in Student Commons, Rm 3208 In this discussion, Tania Islas Weinstein will share her experiences and observations from the Second International Gathering of Women Who Struggle organized by the Zapatista Army for National Liberation (EZLN) which took place in December 2019 in the Caracol “Whirlwind of...

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Internship Opportunities in International Security and Foreign Policy

Feb. 12, 2020

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Dr. James Walsh on the Economic Benefits of Immigration

Feb. 10, 2020

“Every serious study of migrants in the U.S. determines that they are a great boost to our economy,” says James Walsh, Political Science Clinical Associate Professor. “Without immigrant communities, many towns across the U.S. would be in serious economic trouble,” he went on to say. “Immigrants pay taxes, commit few...

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