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Three MPP Students Accepted to Present at 2019 WPSA

Nov 2, 2018

Elizabeth Esparza, Elissa Feld and Eamon Nalband had their research projects on technology-based solutions to food redistribution, implementation and policy learning, and energy use and community values accepted to present at the 2019 Western Political Science Association’s Annual Conference in San Diego, CA, in April.

KSBY interview about new voter registrations

Oct 25, 2018

Brett Raffish and Jasmin Fashami, both Political Science majors, were interviewed by KSBY regarding new student voter registrations and how it is important for students to have a "strong voice in their local community." To watch the interview and read the article, please visit KSBY.

CA Bill Project Class Featured in Inside Higher Ed

CA Bill Project Class Featured in Inside Higher Ed

Oct 12, 2018

Professor Chris Den Hartog's Bill Project class was featured in Inside Higher Ed! Check out the article here. You can also check out The Tribune article here.

Matt Moore Takes the #1 Podcast Position

Sep 21, 2018

Matt Moore receives the #1 favorite podcast from Research on Religion for his talk on Buddhism, Meditating Machines, and the Robopocalypse! The host of the podcast, Anthony Gill, stated that "after hanging up the phone, I remember sitting back in my chair and going “Whoa!”

Also, be sure to check out Matt's podcast Was the Buddha a Libertarian?.

Cal Poly Named Best in the West by U.S. News and California’s Best Public-Master’s University by Forbes

Sep 14, 2018

Cal Poly has been named the best public, master’s-level university in the West by U.S. News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges guidebook for the 26th straight year. The 2019 guidebook lists Cal Poly in 12th place overall in the West for all regional universities.

AB 2385 Signed into Law!

Aug 29, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2385 into law which calls on college textbook publishers to inform students about the differences in textbook editions. The Cal Poly Bill Project class gave students​​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to draft​ ​a​ ​bill​ and work with state legislators to potentially​ ​pass​ ​the​ bill through the ​California​ ​state​ ​legislature.​ ​Students from the CA Bill Project class worked with Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham, former Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian and faculty advisor Dr. Chris Den Hartog to research and draft the bill throughout the 17-18 academic school year. Earlier this year, students traveled to Sacramento to advocate their support for the bill. For more information, please visit KSBY and The Tribune.

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Students present at the 43rd Annual Social Science Student Symposium

May 7, 2018


Three Political Science students, Mira Seyal, Connor Hennessey-Niland, and Ashley Therien presented their research at the 43rd Annual Social Science Student Symposium at Cal State Long Beach over the weekend. The CSU SSRIC Social Science Student Symposium (S4) is modeled on professional conferences in the social sciences where students, from all CSU campuses and California community colleges, in all areas of the social sciences, are able to present their research to their peers. 

  • Mira Seyal. "The Human Rights Movement: A Failure to Secure Group Rights" 
  • Connor Hennessey-Niland. "Regional Hegemony in the Arctic: The Push for Arctic Dominance" 
  • Ashley Therien.  "Exploring New Frontiers: Space Is Not Apolitical" 

2018 Cal Poly Model United Nations Students Travel to New York and LA

May 3, 2018

New York Model UN

The Cal Poly Model United Nations team traveled to New York City over Spring break to participate in the National Model United Nations conference. Students represented Sierra Leone and worked on issues such as the impact of pollution on marine life, the eradication of nuclear weapons, and protecting against cyber warfare.

Students Testify in Sacramento

Apr 24, 2018

Students from the California Bill Project testified before the Committee on Higher Education in the California State Assembly in support of their bill (AB 2385) on Tuesday, 24 April 2018.

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MPP Students Present at WPSA Conference

Mar 29, 2018

Congratulations to MPP students Megan Marques, Philip Goodwin and Kristin Ventresca for their performances at the 2018 Western Political Science Association conference! 


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