Political Science

Political Science to Host Event on Solitary Confinement in the U.S. Featuring Photographer Richard Ross

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, Richard Ross, photographer and faculty member at the University of California Santa Barbara, is headed to Georgia State to discuss his artwork and activism that highlights mass incarceration and solitary confinement in the United States.

“In an age of hyperbole, Ross’s work in juvenile justice shows a path to using art… more »

Model UN and Model Arab League Teams Win Big in November

Georgia State University’s Model United Nations (Model UN) and Model Arab League teams took November by storm, winning top honors at competitions.

“In keeping with the 14-year tradition in Model Arab League and 13-year tradition in Model United Nations, the Georgia State University teams once more had a great semester,” said faculty advisor Rashid Naim.… more »

U.S. Ambassador Visits Georgia State to Discuss Ongoing War in the Middle East

U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker is headed to Georgia State University for a student-faculty dialogue on war in the Middle East and the challenges that lie ahead for President-Elect Donald Trump and his administration. 

Crocker is the former U.S. ambassador of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Kuwait and Lebanon.

“This student-faculty dialogue comes at a time… more »

Political Science Panel to Discuss Election Integrity

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 five Georgia-based political experts will meet at Georgia State University’s Langdale Hall for a bipartisan panel on election integrity and democratic legitimacy. 

The event, “Are Our Elections Safe?”, will feature Avery Davis-Roberts of the Carter Center, Page Gleason of Pro-Georgia, Michael Jablonski of the Georgia Democratic Party, Ray Smith of… more »

Professor Uses Software to Examine Emotions Toward 2016 Presidential Candidates

While watching presidential nominee Donald Trump deliver his primary election victory speech in New Jersey, where he implied that Hillary Clinton was “playing the woman’s card,” Political Science Professor Sarah Gershon noticed two things. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was unbothered. But a slight grimace from his wife, Mary Pat Christie, suggested the same may… more »

#GSUVote

We recently spoke with three representatives from the Political Science Department about the importance of voting: Ph.D. candidate Michael Shea, Professor Lakeyta Bonnette and undergraduate student Joseph Velazquez.

Here’s what they had to say.

Early voting begins Oct. 17 and ends Nov. 4. The general election is Nov. 8.

To locate your voting polls, click more »

Andrew Wedeman Receives Wilson Center for International Scholars Fellowship

Professor Andrew Wedeman of Political Science has been selected to participate in the Wilson Center for International Scholars Fellowship Program this upcoming academic year.

The purpose of the fellowship is to create a space for award-winning scholars, practitioners, policy makers and journalists to engage in non-partisan dialogue. Annually, the Wilson Center awards roughly 160 fellowships… more »

Spring Break Study Abroad Programs

Posted On March 8, 2016

Spring Break study abroad programs are unique study abroad experiences that open up the opportunity to study abroad to a wide variety of GSU students. Have you ever thought to study abroad sounded great but there’s a long list of reasons that it “just isn’t for me”? The program costs are too high? Can’t take that much time… more »

Political Science Professor Examines Hip-Hop and Politics in New Book

After a trip to the movie theater to see Dave Chappell’s Block Party, political science Assistant Professor Lakeyta Bonnette knew exactly what she wanted to write her Ph.D. dissertation on: Hip-Hop and politics.

“Usually the conversation we have about Hip-Hop is that it’s derogative and negatively impacts the community, specifically the youth,” she said. “Leaving… more »

Political Science Hosts Summer Institute to Discuss Crime, Punishment and Policing in the South

Georgia State University’s Zoukis Research Collaborative on the Politics of Mandatory Sentencing will host its first, three-day summer institute June 2 – 4. The Zoukis Summer Institute will focus on crime, punishment and policing in the South.

The Zoukis Research Collaborative is housed in the Political Science Department. The mission of the program is to… more »