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Spring 2022 Beeks Scholarship Available Now! - $1500

The CU Denver Political Science Department is pleased to announce the availability of a student scholarship available to majors and graduate students in Political Science at CU Denver who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the study of women’s issues . Such issues may include, but are not limited to: gender...

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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...

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Event: Reframing the Great Resignation the Rising Consciousness of Workers Today - A Talk by Dr. James Walsh

Feb. 16, 2022

Reframing the Great Resignation: the Rising Consciousness of Workers Today - A Talk by Dr. James Walsh Tuesday, March 1st, from 12:30pm-2:00pm in Student Commons Building/AB1 Room 1500 and livestreaming to the @cudenverpolisci youtube channel . When King Soopers' workers ended a successful strike last month, it represented a local...

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Featured Spring 2022 PSCI Courses

Jan. 5, 2022

The Spring '22 semester is almost here, and we are gearing up to welcome CU Denver students back into our e-classrooms (as well as on campus for our in-person classes after January 28th) soon! We've got awesome courses that still have some room left. Classes begin on January 18th, so...

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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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Call for proposals for the 2021 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics

Sept. 23, 2021

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The End of an Era: Who Will Govern Germany After Merkel? - A Zoom Lecture with Professors Christoph Stefes & Thorsten Spehn

Sept. 14, 2021

Please join us for a Zoom lecture: The End of an Era: Who Will Govern Germany After Merkel? presented by Professors Christoph Stefes and Thorsten Spehn on Thursday, September 23rd from 2-3:30pm MST. Dr. Stefes and Dr. Spehn will speak on Germany's upcoming elections possibilities. Zoom link: https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/96791088826 On the...

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The Taliban's Victory: A Conversation on an Event Long Foretold - A Talk by Dr. Bassem Hassan

Sept. 8, 2021

Please join us Tuesday, September 14th, from 11:00am - 12:15pm in Student Commons Room 2600, for a talk by Dr. Bassem Hassan on the unfolding events - and past causes - of the Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan. Masks are required indoors.

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Highlighted Graduate Course: PSCI 5551-International Society: Critical Perspectives

Aug. 9, 2021

PSCI 5551-001: International Society: Critical Perspectives with Professor Bassem Hassan Tuesdays | 5:00-7:50pm | Plaza 116 This course discusses the hierarchies that exist in international society and the mechanisms used in excluding certain actors and privileging others. Topics discussed include the Iranian nuclear program, prostitution near military bases, international law...

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