Recent News

Outstanding Senior in Political Science Award

Congratulations to ItanĂ© Coleman and Tyler Daye who are the recipients of  the department’s highest honor – Outstanding Senior in Political Science!

Graduation – Spring 2017

The Political Science Departmental graduation ceremony will be held 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017 in 101 Sullivan Building.


New publication by Professor Jerry Pubantz


Professor Jerry Pubantz  published this spring a revised second edition of The New United Nations:International Organization in the Twenty-First Century.

With a fresh look at challenges to the UN in Syria, Iran, Russia, and elsewhere, the second edition of this successful text highlights new international trends toward global governance, holistic democracy and human development, and progress on peacebuilding and counterterrorism. A comprehensive guide to the world body’s institutions, procedures, policies, specialized agencies, historic personalities, initiatives, and involvement in world affairs, The New United Nations is organized thematically, blending both topical and chronological explanations making reference to current scholarly terms and theories. To learn more, please visit this website:


Human Rights Network Film Series: Mandela


UNCG Wins Model UN Awards

UNCG’s delegation from Senegal, consisting of Aaron Riley, Kayla Martin, Jaelin Kilgore, Dreshawn McFadden, Madeleine Brooks, Jordan Richmond, and Arianne Ouedraogo, won a Distinguished Delegation Award at the Southern Regional Model UN held in Charlotte, March 30-April 1, 2017. In addition, Aaron Riley was recognized as Outstanding Delegate representing Senegal in the Security Council and Sarah Bundy was recognized as Outstanding Delegate representing Mexico in the Committee on Science and Technology for Development.

Human Rights Film Series: Osama


UNCG’s MPA Program Rated in Top 50 Nationally!

UNCG’s MPA program has been ranked in the top 50 list of MPA programs nationally.  Among 400 MPA programs researched, our MPA was highly rated because of our program’s affordability, NASPAA accreditation, salaries, and prestige. Only two other NC programs are in the top 50–NC State and UNC Chapel Hill. There certainly are other strengths of our program that we would brag about (great students and faculty, small classes, applied research projects, and networking opportunities), but we’ll take it!  Read all about it:  Master’s of Public Administration Programs (

The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions & a Sustainable Future

Duara Poster

Lecture – World on Edge: War and Peace in Uncertain Times

Klare Poster

CLS Lecture on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CLS1-Holtzman Flyer