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.

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Like everyone in her cohort, Kaya Jones, CLA ‘20, graduated into a world of uncertainty. The Political Science Department wanted to help and connected Jones with a mentor who helped her land an exciting new job—his. His former job, that is.

We are excited to share that Master of Public Policy Alumnae Keshema Davidson and Jasmine Lamb have been appointed to the Board of the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia! The League of Women Voters of Philadelphia is a nonpartisan, grassroots civic organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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Undergrad students can now study public policy at the College of Liberal Arts! It only takes six courses (18 credits) to complete a minor in Public Policy, and you’ll learn how governments, citizens and experts work to overcome society’s biggest challenges.

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Just because students are staying home and staying safe doesn’t mean they can’t stay active in the job market. A pair of Political Science majors share their stories about gaining valuable work experience through remote internships.

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College of Liberal Arts Dean Richard Deeg addresses our students, alumni, faculty and staff on the crucial topics of diversity, race and anti-bias.