Recent News

Presentation: Disability, Allyship, Identity, and Politics

Sep 21, 2022

Please join us on October 6th from 11AM - 12PM in Bldg. 65, Room 219 for a presentation and discussion about disability allyship and a new course about disability and identity being offered Winter 2023 (POLS 430).

Grad School Info Session with Professors Hurt and Zhang

Sep 21, 2022

Please join us for a Grad School Information Session on October 4th from 11AM - 12PM in Bldg. 38, Room 121. Professors Hurt and Zhang will be leading the event.

Join Us in Welcoming Professor Leanne Giordono, the Newest Addition to our Tenure-Track Faculty

Sep 16, 2022

Dr. Giordono is particularly interested in how communities with disadvantages to inclusion and prosperity (e.g., poverty, disability, education, age, race/ethnicity, etc.) influence and experience public policy decisions.

3+3 B.A./J.D. Program with UC Hastings Law in San Francisco

Sep 14, 2022

Cal Poly has a new partnership with UC Hastings College of the Law to offer an accelerated program through which Political Science students can earn both their Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees in six years, rather than the usual seven.

Professor Arceneaux Takes Cal Poly Students to Study Abroad in Spain

Sep 1, 2022

News from Professor Arceceaux:  

I have several advances in my professional development to report. My new book, Political Struggle in Latin America (Springer), traces the struggles of marginalized groups in the region from the colonial period to today.

POLS 430 Disability, Identity and Politics

Aug 29, 2022

Prof. Matthew Moore will be offering a new course in Winter 2023—POLS 430: Disability, Identity and Politics.

First Cal Poly Scholar Selected for Congressional Internship in D.C.

Aug 17, 2022

Ethan Gutterman, a third-year history major and ethics, public policy, science and technology minor from the San Fernando Valley, will serve as Cal Poly’s 2022 representative to the Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program.

Cal Poly SLO Mock Trial Team at 2022 AMTA Nationals 

May 9, 2022

Cal Poly’s Mock Trial Club A Team (AMTA Team 1321) built upon their perfect 8-0 performance at regionals, their 6-1-1 performance at ORCS, and traveled to the 37th AMTA National Championship Tournament on April 8-10, hosted by Elizabethtown College at the Lancaster, Pennsylvania County Courthouse.   

Dr. Michael Latner Gives Expert Witness Testimony in Ohio Supreme Court Gerrymandering Case

Jan 15, 2022

While multiple stories from local news organizations discuss the new San Luis Obispo County redistricting map, political science Associate Professor Michael Latner is playing a key role in the redistricting of Ohio.

Alumni Spotlight: Q&A with the California Cybersecurity Institute’s Danielle Borrelli 

Jan 14, 2022

Danielle Borrelli (Political Science ’11, Master of Public Policy ’17) is helping lead the charge to address our nation’s national cybersecurity crisis as the Operations Coordinator for the California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI). Partnering with the tech community, private corporations, public agencies, and academia, Borrelli and the CCI work to craft a novel workforce prepared to combat the ever-growing online threat landscape.  


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