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Political Science Major Selected for Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program

May 9, 2019

Political Science Major Selected for Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program

Christine LamA political science major seeking a career in public service is Cal Poly’s 2019 representative to the Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program, which gives students the opportunity to work and study in Washington, D.C. Christine Lam will spend two weeks in August training at the Panetta Institute at CSU Monterey Bay, followed by 11 weeks in the nation’s capital working full time in the office of a congressional representative.

State Senate passed SB467 on a 37-0 vote

Apr 29, 2019

The State Senate passed SB-467 on Thursday, April 25. 

POLS 440 Students Present SB-467 to the CA State Legislature

Apr 3, 2019

POLS 440 students presented their Senate Bill (SB-467) to the California Legislature on April 3. Be sure to watch the video footage of SB-467 and read SB-467.

Watch the video footage of SB-467



Cal Poly Model UN in New York

Apr 3, 2019

Cal Poly Model UN recently attended a Model UN Conference in New York. They presented the country of Guatemala and met with UN delegates.

The conference organizers invited one student from each university to give a 30 second speech on one of the Sustainable Development Goals. Professor Arceneaux used a lottery to select their representative, Owen Lemm, as shown in the video below.

Cal Poly Model UN speaking in New York


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POLS Faculty Discuss Midterm Elections on KCBX Radio

Jan 11, 2019

Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with Political Science and Public Policy Professors, Chris Den Hartog, Ph.D., and Michael Latner, Ph.D., as they discuss the consequences of the Midterm elections, a New Congress and President Trump’s next two years and its importance to the Central Coast. Be sure to listen here.

MPP graduate named one of the Tribune's Top 20 under 40 award winners

Dec 21, 2018

Twenty young San Luis Obispo County residents have been selected from a field of nearly 100 nominees as winners of The Tribune’s 14th annual Top 20 Under 40 Award. Among the winners is Danielle Borelli, a graduate of Cal Poly's MPP program. Danielle is the Business Services Coordinator at the California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) facility at Camp San Luis Obispo. The CCI provides training courses in cyber security for law enforcement, first-responders, military officers and decision makers.


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?.


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