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Guest Speaker: Jeff Smith

Oct 15, 2015


Author of Mr. Smith Goes to Prison, Jeff Smith will be coming to Cal Poly for a conversation about criminal justice and prison reform in the United States.

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New Student Welcome!

Aug 5, 2015


New student welcome

This fall, we welcomed 104 first year, 12 transfer and 11 graduate students to the department of Political Science. Of the over 1,100 applicants to the department, these students represent the best of the best with an average incoming high school GPA of 3.78 and with a wealth of diverse experiences and interests. Classes have started for the fall quarter; the faculty and staff of the department are excited to see these students start their Cal Poly Political Science experience.

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Campus to Host Cal Poly Alumnus Congressman Jeff Denham on April 2

Mar 23, 2015


Jeff Denham alum

Cal Poly Alumnus and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Jeff Denham (B.A., Political Science, 1992), will speak on his role as a member of Congress from 11 am to noon Thursday, April 2, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (Building 7), Keck Lab (Room 2). 

Faculty Travel Winter Update

Feb 17, 2015


Laura Hosman was in Honolulu and Stockholm this winter. 

January 16-20 - Laura Hosman attended Pacific Telecommunications 37th Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

February 3-7 - Laura Hosman attended SPIDER (Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions) Organization at Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Mock Trial Winter Update

Feb 17, 2015


Our mock trial teams have had a busy winter quarter! 

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Cal Poly Recognizes 10 Faculty and Staff Members for Excellence

Feb 2, 2015


Paideia joined Cal Poly's roster of student journals
Political Science Associate Professor Matt Moore was among those honored by the university for their teaching excellence.

Cal Poly recently honored 10 faculty and staff members for service excellence in the classroom and for their support roles at the university.

From Political Science Student to Public Service Trailblazer Seybolt Named 2014 CLA Honored Alumna

Dec 17, 2014


Kelli Seybolt (B.A., Political Science, 1990) has spent more than 20 years as a dedicated member of the federal service with posts that include deputy undersecretary of the Air Force and chief of the Space and Cyberspace Division, International Affairs.

Political Science Journal Joins Library of CLA Student Publications

Jul 16, 2014


Paideia joined Cal Poly's roster of student journals
The Political Science, English and History Departments all produce academic journals, featuring the work of students.


When papers are returned after an assignment and students ponder the hard work that went into writing them, they might wonder if there’s a way to legitimately share those ideas with others. In an effort to give new purpose to what students do in class every day, several CLA departments have developed undergraduate journals as publication outlets for students.

Political Science MPP Students Present at Western Political Science Association Annual Conference

Mar 1, 2013


MPP Students
MPP Students who will present original research at the Western Political
Science Association's annual conference in March in Hollywood, Calif.
L-R: Taylor Roschen, Emily Ludden, Meagan West, Llanee Anderson,
Melissa Sparks.

The Political Science Department is proud to announce that five MPP students were accepted to present papers at the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) in March 2013.

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