A provocative essay by Anthony “Jack” Gierzynski, chair of UVM Political Science Department, grabbed the attention of “Game of Thrones” fans ahead of the long-awaited premiere of the show’s final season. Gierzynski’s essay, which made the case for an unhappy ending to the hit show “because, sadly, unhappy endings mimic reality,” appeared on Salon, Quartzy, The Hill, The Week, and Business Standard, among other media outlets. The essay first appeared in The Conversation.

A May 27 article in Foreign Affairs about what real-world lessons “Game of Thrones” offers foreign-policy makers and foreign-policy analysts also referenced Gierzynski’s research with students about the politics depicted in the show.


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