Political Science

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 »

Jennifer McCoy named founding director of Global Studies Institute

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the appointment of Jennifer McCoy as the inaugural director of the new Global Studies Institute. McCoy is a distinguished university professor of political science at Georgia State University, and has been the director of the Americas program at the Carter Center for the past 16… more »

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Members Recognized by University

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that four faculty members are among the recipients of this year’s Georgia State University faculty awards. The faculty members are: Andrew Altman of Philosophy, Toby Bolsen of Political Science, W. Crawford Elliott of Geosciences and Sandra Dwyer of Philosophy.

Alumni Distinguished Professor Award – Andrew… more »

College Adds New Study Abroad Program during Spring Break

Recent changes to the Federal Pell Grant Program have made it harder for students who receive these grants to study abroad during the summer, because Pell Grant is only awarded two semesters per academic year. In response, the College of Arts and Sciences has taken steps to increase the number of international opportunities available to… more »

New Global Studies director to speak on conflict resolution

Jennifer McCoy, interim director of Georgia State University’s Global Studies Institute and long-time director of the Carter Center’s Americas program, will speak on “Bridging the Divide: Creating Dialogue Amid Polarization and Conflict” on Thursday, Feb. 5. Her talk is part of the university’s Women Inspire lecture series, which celebrates the achievement of Georgia State women.

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Student’s Organization Does Humanitarian Work the Right Way

Humanitarian work is often characterized by a series of quick fixes, fixes that focus more on the problem than the people. Our good intentions can have unexpected consequences. Political Science doctoral student Greg Hodgin is looking for new ways to help. So he created the solution to this problem: Peacebuilding Solutions.

Founded in 2008, Peacebuilding… more »