Research Excellence in Political Science

The Research Excellence in Political Science (REPS) Poster Session & Reception is Wednesday, April 15, from 12:15-2:15 in Oak 408.  Please stop by anytime during that timeframe to see POLS-related undergraduate research projects undertaken this year and enjoy light refreshments. 

Questions? Please contact Prof. Jennifer Sterling-Folker.

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Dyson to Publish New Book

​UConn CLAS previewed Prof. Stephen Dyson’s new book on the politics of Star Trek, Game of Thrones and Battlestar Galactica. The article also features quotes from POLS graduate student Tom Briggs. Congratulations!

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Boecherer interviewed on “Raadio 4″

Brian Boecherer, a graduate student in POLS, was interviewed by “Raadio 4″ in Narva. They spoke about his research in general, his thoughts on Narva, and the differences between Russian-speakers throughout the world. Congratulations! The interview starts at minute 18:40 and ends at 25:22.

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The Future of Israeli-Palestinian Relations

Join us for a panel discussion with:

Prof. Nadya Hajj (Wellesley College)

Prof. Peter Krause (Boston College)

Prof. Ora Szekely (Clark University)

Prof. Jeremy Pressman, moderator (UConn)

“The Future of Israeli-Palestinian Relations”

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Konover Auditorium in the Thomas J. Dodd Center

Reception to follow

Sponsored by Middle East Studies, Global Affairs, POLS, the CLAS Dean’s Office, and the Research Foundation

Profs. Krause, Szekely, Hajj

Profs. Krause, Szekely, Hajj

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Dyson on Nimoy

Prof. Stephen Dyson wrote about Leonard Nimoy’s professional life, focusing on how his work on Star Trek bridged the pop culture / politics divide. Congratulations!

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Sayed Kashua at UConn, March 11

Sayed Kashua, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and noted journalist, humorist, and author will speak at UConn on Wednesday, March 11:

“Living with a Dual Identity”

7:00 pm in Laurel Hall 101

The talk will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Sponsored by Middle East Studies, the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, Global Affairs, the Department of English, the Human Rights Institute, and the Humanities Institute.

Kashua is the author of three novels: Dancing Arabs, Let it Be Morning, and Second Person Singular (all published in English by Grove Atlantic)Kashua’s books may be purchased in advance via the UConn Co-op.

Students interested in a personal, informal discussion with Kashua earlier in the day should contact Prof. Jeremy Pressman directly for further details.

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Dyson on Oscars

Prof. Stephen Dyson took part in an expert reaction roundtable on the Oscars, praising Best Picture winner Birdman and consensus runner-up Boyhood.

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