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.

image of three CLA ambassadors

The College of Liberal Arts’ Student Ambassador Program, in conjunction with the college’s Enrollment office, recently held a book drive for North Philadelphia kids at Tree House Books. Thanks to the generosity of students and their friends and family, the drive far surpassed its donation goal.

Photo of guest lecturer Jennifer Lawless presenting to audience

The Political Science Department’s 2019 Featherman Lecture welcomed. Jennifer Lawless to campus to speak with students about women running for political office. The former congressional candidate and University of Virginia professor explained that more women don’t run because of a perception gap.

Photo of Anne Long accepting award at the Gallery of Success

Anne Long, CLA ’81 and ’89, is the College of Liberal Arts’ Board of Visitors chairperson and a Temple University 2019 Gallery of Success winner. The alumna credits her liberal arts education with making her incredibly successful career possible and explains how it can do the same for today’s students.

Pictured from left to right: Temple Student Government Vice President of External Affairs Kaya Jones, President Francesca Capozzi and Vice President of Services Laryssa Banks. Photograph by Saba Ahmed.

College of Liberal Arts students Francesca Capozzi and Kaya Jones have taken office as two of the three members of the first-ever all-female Temple Student Government executive leadership team.

photo of students Jess Bird and Caroline Tynan

This month, history PhD alumna Jessica Bird and political science PhD alumna Caroline Tynan began their Mellon/ACLS fellowships at the Center for Court Innovation and the Committee to Protect Journalists, respectively.

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