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2017 Fall Lecture Series: Challenges to American Democracy

The Center for Legislative Studies announces its first Fall Lecture on Tuesday, October 24th , 7:30 p.m., SOEB 120.  Dr. Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University will speak on “Democracy in Chains:  The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Sleuth Plan for America.”

Come with your questions and thoughts!  Light refreshments will be served following the Q & A period.  This lecture series is sponsored by The UNCG Department of Political Science and The Center for Legislative Studies.


Hunter Bacot

Dr. Hunter Bacot joins the Political Science Department

Professor Hunter Bacot joins the UNCG Political Science Department after serving for five years as the Director of the Institute of Government at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Professor Bacot had previously been a faculty member at both UNC-Charlotte and Elon University, where he directed the Elon University Poll. His research focuses on public administration, local governance, and public policy. An active scholar of collaborative and community-engaged research, he is currently completing a study of comparative state environmental policy and politics, entitled, “Developing Regulatory Performance Indices to Assess Devolution of Environmental Policies in the U.S. States.” He will be assuming the position of Political Science Department Graduate Director in the fall of 2018, directing the MPA program and the two graduate certificate programs–nonprofit management and urban and economic development.

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Dr. David Holian’s PSC 300, Congress in the Washington Context

PSC 300, Congress in the Washington Context, course met during the first summer session of 2017 in Washington, DC. Students who took the class met with congressional staffers, lobbyists, members of the executive branch, and journalists. They also discussed policy and politics with members of the North Carolina congressional delegation.

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 in Charlotte in April.  end. In addition, Aaron was recognized as Outstanding Delegate representing Senegal in the Security Council (where his position paper received a perfect score) and Sarah Bundy was recognized as Outstanding Delegate representing Mexico in the Committee on Science and Technology for Development.

Congratulations Everyone!

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:


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