University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

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   Garrison Nelson, Elliott A Brown Green and Gold Professor "John William McCormack A Political Biography," Bloomsbury Publishing, March, 2017

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   Prof. Peter Henne's "Islamic Politics, Muslim States, and Counterterrorism Tensions," Cambridge University Press, March, 2017


Pi Sigma Alpha National Undergraduate Research Conference

Pi Sigma Alpha Conference 2017
Three UVM political science students recently travelled to Washington D.C. to present the results of their research at the Pi Sigma Alpha National Undergraduate Research Conference in Political Science.

Prof. Patrick Neal, Director of Undergraduate Studies, accompanied the students, and expressed how impressed he was by their research and presentations at the conference. "Hannah, Sean and Tori were excellent representatives of our University, and their outstanding work is representative of what we as faculty hope to help our students achieve." The students' papers began as research papers in seminars in political science, and each student was mentored by a professor in preparation for the conference.

The students, and the titles of their presentations, were:

Sean Davis, "When to Stand Aloof is not to Goof: Thoreau and Lincoln on Obligation"

Hannah Morgan, "The Role of Ideology in Intervention"

Tori Staley, "First Ladies in Latin America and Their Relationship to Gender Equality"

Introduction to Political Science

The Political Science Department at the University of Vermont offers courses across the discipline, taught by scholar-teachers with outstanding research records and national reputations. Whether you are interested in American politics, law, women's issues, political theory, international relations or the politics of different world areas, you will find members of the department teaching courses and doing cutting-edge research in your field of interest.

Why Study Political Science at UVM?

UVM's Political Science Department offers its students the best of both worlds: a department exclusively focused on undergraduates, on the model of a liberal arts college, and a faculty with research and publication records comparable to those found in major research universities.

World-Class Faculty and Programs

From pre-law advising to the departmental honors program to internships in Vermont and Washington to study abroad, the Political Science Department offers its students an array of programs to supplement their course work and get them ready for life after graduation. These programs complement the teaching and research of our distinguished faculty, providing our students with a political science education second to none.

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