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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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.

Mia Rosanio, a printmaking major, was among 62 contestants to enter our political cartoon contest. The image she created about pollution and environmental issues won first place.

Image of Professor Roslyn Hsueh and student Diana Chogo

Diane Chogo’s political science-focused paper on the effects of African Americans on Africa was such a success that she was able to present it at the nationally competitive Emerging Scholars Conference at the University of Michigan.

Political Science Chair Robin Kolodny shared some of the biggest takeaways from the 2018 midterm election with College of Liberal Arts students as part of the History Department’s final Teach-in event of the 2018 fall semester.

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The College of Liberal Arts’ Master of Public Policy program and NExT Philadelphia partnered with Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) to hold a recent panel strategizing ways to get Philadelphians to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 as part of YIP’s pre-election event series.