The Political Science Department at the University of Florida is committed to training tomorrow’s leaders—in government, business, the law, and higher education. From making local governments work better to changing the way we think about the global community, from meeting the environmental challenge to developing a strong sense of ethics in the political arena, our faculty and students are addressing the most critical problems facing the country today. With broad-based undergraduate instruction and a variety of innovative programs at the graduate level, we also have been at the forefront of the internationalization of the curriculum at UF.
- Jeffrey E. Green, Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, presented a talk on March 15 entitled "Liberalism and the Problem of Plutocracy."
- David Campbell, John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C., Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, gave a talk on February 14 entitled, "Did Romney Lose Because of a Stained Glass Ceiling? Mormonism and the 2012 Presidential Election."
- Cas Mudde,
Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the University of
Georgia, gave a talk on February 8 entitled, "Three Decades of Populist
Radical Right Parties in Western Europe: So What?
- Thad Dunning, Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University, gave a talk on January 17 entitled, "Brokers, Voters, and Clientelism."
- Keith Weghorst has accepted a research fellowship at Vanderbilt University. The fellowship supports him from AY 2013-2016 while he finishes his PhD and, upon completion, turns into a post-doctoral fellowship. He will be housed in the Latin American Public Opinion Project (soon to be International Public Opinion Project) of the Political Science department to work under Mitch Seligson.
- Aida Hozic has won a 2012-2013 College Advising Award.
- Congratulations to Leo Villalón for winning a highly competitive external grant from the Minerva Steering Committee in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for his project, "Political Reform, Socio-Religious Change, and Stability in the African Sahel." The 3 year grant will total over $1.25 million. More information is available here.