Political Science News

Politics have always been profoundly important, but their contemporary upheaval and increased attention paid to them today makes academic study of government all the more necessary. Read up on the latest happenings of Temple’s Political Science students, alumni and faculty below and contact us if you have a story of your own worth sharing. What sorts of stories belong here? The Department of Political Science examines domestic and foreign politics and policy making. From world diplomacy to healthcare to the environment, our students and faculty take a holistic approach to better understanding the entirety of the political machine so they can help guide policy and move the country and the world forward.

photo of two students with faculty member holding their awards

The College of Liberal Arts was proud to present undergraduate student and faculty member duos with the 2019 awards, which pay students to gain research experience, a skill that’s crucial to their career development.

The College of Liberal Arts’ Spring 2019 Leonard and Helena Mazur Alumni Networking Event brought together current students with CLA alumni to teach them how they can leverage their liberal arts educations to succeed in the business world.

The Political Science department recently welcomed Philadelphia District District Attorney Larry Krasner, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Prison Society Claire Shubik-Richards and criminal justice reform advocate Tyrone Werts to engage College of Liberal Arts students on the criminal justice system.

CLA is currently offering students an elective about one of the most significant current political movements in Europe: Brexit. And even those students not specifically interested in British politics will learn much that they can apply elsewhere.

Photo of students in air traffic control tower at philadelphia airport

During a recent trip to Philadelphia International Airport, 19 College of Liberal Arts students learned about dozens of paid internship opportunities while seeing how the government shutdown was affecting real people.

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