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Cal Poly author Matt Moore on, "Buddhism and Political Theory"

Connections Between Buddhism and Political Theory and Action

Nov 7, 2016

Matt Moore's book, "Buddhism and Political Theory", sparks a great discussion among colleagues.

POLS Faculty in the News

Nov 4, 2016

Cal Poly POLS Faculty shaping the public dialogue in the field. Learn more about all of the interesting work the faculty has been doing!

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Navigating the Law School Process

Oct 10, 2016


The panelists included, Wendy LaRiviere, Asst. Dean, Monterey/SLO College of Law; Jennifer Denbow, Cal Poly POLS, Law School Advisor and faculty member; Brian J. Stack, Attorney at Law for Carmel & Naccasha; Kara Stein-Conaway, Associate Attorney at Stein, Casciola & Galambos; Heather Whitham, Attorney at Law for Carmel & Naccasha.  

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Without Borders: CLA Speaks - Jon A. Shields

Oct 6, 2016

Elephants Without Borders: Conservatives in the Academy

Jon A. Shields        

6 P.M., Thursday, Oct. 13
Baker Building (180, Room 107)

Few seem to think conservatives should become professors. While the left fears an invasion of their citadel by conservatives marching to orders from the Koch brothers, the right steers young conservatives away from a professorial vocation by lampooning its leftism. In this talk, Jon Shields will discuss what has been described as the “first reliable study of academic conservatives.”

Spring 2017 POLS/MPP Commencement Reception

Jun 12, 2016

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

                        Congratulations to our 2017 Undergraduate
                             and Master of Public Policy Graduates!

Many grads, faculty, friends and family braved the heat to come to our shared reception this year. It was a great turn out! We are so proud of all our graduates and wish them the best in every opportunity as they pursue the next journey in their lives! 



Eggs, Embryos, Women: Technology and the Reproductive Economy

May 10, 2016

“Eggs, Embryos, Women: Technology and the Reproductive Economy,” featuring Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law, Lisa Ikemoto. May 10

Dancing the Nation: Exile, Mobility and Displacement along the Thai-Burma Border

Apr 25, 2016

“Dancing the Nation: Exile, Mobility and Displacement along the Thai-Burma Border,” featuring Moscotti Fellow for Graduate Studies of Southeast Asia, Tani H. Sebro April 25.

ULA Pizza Party

Apr 7, 2016


Apr. 7, 11am to 12pm in Erhart Ag. 10, Room 223

Join the Undergraduate Law Association for an informal pizza party to get to know other students interested in going to law school.

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Digital Democracy Platform Launches New Interactive Features for 2016

Mar 29, 2016

Digital Democracy Platform Launches New Interactive Features for 2016 Cal Poly’s Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy adds new features to their open government platform including floor sessions, proactive email alert system, custom video editing.


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