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Dr. Lee Epstein- Teaching Law to Political Science Students and Teaching Political Science Students Law
February 10th, 3pm-5pm, Bldg. 180, Rm. 102
Cal Poly Study Abroad in London Summer 2023
Information Meeting Feb. 7th, 11:10am-12pm, Bldg. 22, Rm. 210
World Food Systems
POLS 333: World Food Systems is now POLS 332 and is no longer an Upper-Division B course. If you were planning to take the course to satisfy that requirement, you will have to find a different course to satisfy your UD B requirement.
Paideia Journal of Political Science
Paideia is Cal Poly's student-run Political Science journal. We are currently accepting submissions from POLS majors, minors, and MPP students for our 10th Anniversary Edition to be published this spring. Since 2013, Paideia has given dozens of Cal Poly POLS students the opportunity to enter the professional world through academic publication. Enter your 300-400 level research, literature reviews, book reviews, analyses, and other political science content created in the last 12 months at our submission form below for a chance to become a published author. The Paideia submissions process is anonymous and evaluators do not know the identity of the authors unless we decide to publish your paper. Act fast; Paideia's submission deadline is February 10th at 11:59pm.
Wondering Who Your Concentration Advisor Is?
**When declaring your concentration, make sure you are using the correct concentration form. The appropriate concentration form will list the name of your concentration on the top of the page. You will find all POLS concentration forms here.
American Politics: Dr. Michael Latner
Global Politics: Dr. Anika Leithner
Pre-Law: Dr. Matthew Moore
Individualized (ICS): Dr. Helene Shanruo Ning Zhang
Political science: Dr. Matthew Moore
Global Politics: Dr. craig arceneaux
law & society: Dr. matthew moore
For more information on how to declare your major, please visit our concentrations page
Rob Moore: ‘Not the typical Los Gatos Town Councilmember’
The 24-year-old is youngest on council by 30-plus years
At 24 years old, Rob Moore is the only Los Gatos Town Councilmember under 55 years old, and he is possibly the youngest councilmember to have ever been elected. Moore won his seat in November.
“I’m definitely not the typical Los Gatos Town Councilmember,” Moore said, “and I think that’s important.”
While the age gap between him and his fellow councilmembers is more than 30 years, Moore said he can bring a unique perspective and hopes to help represent voices that are traditionally left out of the council’s conversations, like younger people, the homeless population and marginalized communities.
The born-and-raised Los Gatan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and works as a special projects manager for the San Jose Conservation Corps, a local nonprofit that gives disadvantaged youth good-paying jobs in the environmentalism field.
Capital Fellows Programs
The Capital Fellows Programs are nationally recognized public policy fellowships which offer unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of government.
Capital Fellows are placed at some of the highest levels of California state government and assist state legislators, senior-level executive staff, and court administrators with a broad range of public policy issues and projects and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges.
Rooted in experiential learning and public service, Capital Fellows spend 10-11 months as part of a cohort working in a Legislative, Executive or Judicial Branch office. Click here for more information. APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 6, 2023 by 5:00 PM
2023 Hertog War Studies Program
Applications for our Summer 2023 Hertog War Studies Program (HWSP) are now open! The War Studies Program aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces. The program is the cornerstone of ISW’s education efforts. Hertog War Studies will run next summer from July 28 to August 12.
The program is open to graduating seniors (Class of 2023), rising seniors (Class of 2024), and exceptional rising juniors (Class of 2025). HWSP is fully funded with a stipend, housing, travel, meals, and course materials provided.
War Studies is taught by ISW President Kimberly Kagan, Senior Fellow LTG Jim Dubik (US Army, Retired), and AEI Scholar Dr. Frederick W. Kagan.
Students will learn from and interact with distinguished senior leaders in the national security and military communities. This course bridges the civil-military divide and teaches students at the start of their careers how to assess military decision-making.
The final application deadline is March 1, 2023. Visit our page to learn more.
Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
The Washington Center- Academic Internship Program
Click here for more information
Launch a Career You'll Love.
You have the power to design your own professional path, but you still need to know what you want and how you’ll get there. That’s where a summer or semester in the nation’s capital with The Washington Center (TWC) comes in.
TWC’s Academic Internship Program is a holistic experience designed to help you gain the experience, skills and network you’ll need to succeed, all while earning academic credit.
|Spring 2023||January 18, 2023*||January 23 – April 28, 2023||April 29, 2023|
|Summer 2023||May 31, 2023*||June 6 – August 4, 2023||August 5, 2023|
|Fall 2023||August 23, 2023*||August 29 – December 1, 2023||December 2, 2023|
|Early Deadline*||Regular Deadline|
|Spring 2023||October 12, 2022||November 2, 2022|
|Summer 2023||February 15, 2023||March 15, 2023|
|Fall 2023||March 29, 2023||April 26, 2023|
Paid Job Opportunities
Nonprofit Career Opportunities- Environment America
Do you want to work on the most profound challenge of our time? Apply to work with Environment America, we’re working to protect the planet. We’re working to stop the worst effects of climate change, to end water pollution and we’re fighting to protect our special places from mining and drilling. Our team is tackling these issues on multiple fronts. If Congress is gridlocked, our team is organizing to advance our issues at the state, local, legal or corporate levels.
Environment America is hiring entry-level staff to start immediately and to start in summer 2023. For more information, feel free to contact Ian Giancarlo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a CLA Peer Advisor
We are seeking self-motivated, detail oriented and friendly Peer Advisors to help the CLA Advising Center make a difference and support student success!
The CLA Advising Center employs motivated student leaders as Peer Advisors (PAs) to assist CLA students with academic advising and registration. PAs are expected to:
- Represent the College and University in a professional, responsible and inclusive manner
- Greet and check-in students who visit the CLA Advising Center
- Manage Zoom drop-in advising as support to students and advisors
Click here for more information.
Global Cooperation in the Era of Disruption
Student Scholarships and Prizes
The Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science
The Lamb Prize in Political Science promotes the value of education by supporting and rewarding undergraduate papers that combine innovation and good writing related to policy or politics. Deadline February 17, 2023. Apply here.
The University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS)
At the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), you can explore your passions and develop your potential — your way. Our small, supportive community within a world-class university provides access to internationally known faculty, extensive opportunities, and a vast alumni network all dedicated to your success. https://seas.umich.edu/
U.C. Berkeley Political Science Department PhD Program
Are you considering applying for a PhD in Political Science?
California State University, San Bernardino Masters Programs
M.A. National Security Studies
The two-year M.A. program provides a comprehensive curriculum with foundations in strategy and strategic studies for students interested in pursuing careers with the U.S. government or with private companies. M.A. program alumni serve in many different career fields, including defense, security, intelligence, and counter-terrorism. For more information, click here.
M.S. National Cyber Security Studies
The two year M.S. program is one of the few graduate programs in the country that is devoted to the study of U.S. national cyber security. M.S. program alumni serve in many different career fields, including defense, security, intelligence. For more information, click here.
University of Oregon Masters in Education Policy and Leadership
University of Oregon a new master of science degree in Education Policy and Leadership. The program combines theoretical grounding in education policy and leadership studies, advanced methodological and analytic training, and applied and practical knowledge in students' individual areas of topical interest. You can reach out to email@example.com for questions or visit their website.
Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business Graduate Programs
Campus Events and Opportunities
Seventh Annual Social Justice Teach In to be Held Feb. 9
On Thursday, Feb. 9, join the College of Liberal Arts and the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion as they host the seventh annual Social Justice Teach In, a daylong series of talks and workshops centered around equity and social justice, designed to inform and inspire. All are welcome at these virtual and in-person events featuring presentations from students, staff, faculty and community leaders. Over 40 sessions will be available to choose from in five different tracks focused on specific topics to help attendees find sessions to match their interests: pathways to Hispanic-serving institutions; diversity, equity and inclusion in engineering; reproductive justice; pop culture and media; and restorative justice: beyond incarceration. The day will culminate with Stanford University Professor of Psychology Claude M. Steele presenting his keynote address titled “Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community.” Visit the CLA Website for the full schedule and registration.
Cal Poly Rose Float Seeks Design Ideas for 2024 Rose Parade Entry
Cal Poly Rose Float is calling for design ideas for its entry in the 135th Rose Parade in 2024 — the milestone 75th year for the Cal Poly universities’ program. The winner of the 2024 Rose Float Concept Contest will see their design come to life as a 55-foot-long animated mechanical wonder, every inch bedecked in flowers, colorful vegetables and fruit as well as other organics, including tiny seeds and exotic floral material from land and sea. The winner also can choose between two tickets to the 110th Rose Bowl Game or $500. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. The float will roll down the 5.5-mile-long parade route Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, and then will be on display at FloatFest, the two-mile showcase of Rose Parade® floats, after the two-hour event concludes. The theme of the 2024 Rose Parade, “Celebrating a Word of Music,” aims to celebrate how music acts to bring people together.
Faculty Office Hours and CLA Advising
POLS Department Winter 2023
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Graduate School Advisor
POLS Department announcing new position, Graduate School Advisor, Professor Shelley Hurt, who has successfully steered many Cal Poly students to great success in graduate schools across the country from UC Berkley to Columbia University, to the London School of Economics in Britain. She is now providing advice to all interested POLS students who wants to pursue their education at the M.A. or Doctoral level in pursuit of a broader horizon of career opportunities.
Email her or drop by during her office hours (47-11C) on Tuesdays from 1-5pm.
College of Liberal Arts Advising