Political Science Articles & Blogs

August 22, 2016
Clark University is pleased to welcome nine new faculty members for the 2016-2017 academic year. These scholars bring a wealth of knowledge to areas including biology, education, management and philosophy. Nathan Ahlgren Nathan Ahlgren Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology (starting Jan. 1, 2017) Assistant Professor,...
Dea Dodi stands with flags at the United Nations
August 16, 2016
There are few places Dea Dodi ’17 likes to be more than in the United Nations building in New York. You could say she’s been working her way there since the tender age of 12 when she first asked her parents what the term “political science” meant.
August 5, 2016
Jay Ash '83, secretary of housing and economic development for the  Commonwealth of Massachusetts,  in conversation at his Boston office. First, the view.
Composite image with Vladimir Putin, left, and Donald Trump, right
May 25, 2016
At least Donald Trump isn’t going shirtless … yet. But as The Boston Herald recently noted, “his mantra to ‘Make America Great Again’ steals a page from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s political playbook.” The newspaper turned to a Putin expert, Valerie Sperling, chair and professor of political science at Clark...
Clownfish in coral reef
May 13, 2016
Faye Harwell ’15, MS’16, has some words of advice for Clark University’s three Marsh-Mosakowski National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fellows this summer: You never know how you’ll end up using the invaluable experience gained through a research project for NOAA. Take larval samples. Harwell encountered...
Clark students visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate in Boston
May 13, 2016
It’s hard to consider a controversial topic from a different political viewpoint, and it can be especially difficult in today’s polarized landscape. Enter Assistant Professor Heather Silber Mohamed’s Introduction to American Politics course, where students took on personas of legislators to do just that during a 2½-hour...
Clark University Harrington Lecture - election year politics are no party
April 7, 2016
Anger. Outrage. Distortion. These and other equally unpleasant words have shaped the vocabulary for the 2016 presidential campaign, three political scholars told a Clark University audience last week. And it will only get worse. The speakers were welcomed to Tilton Hall for the Harrington Lecture, sponsored by the...
March 7, 2016
Clark University's Mock Trial Team heads to the American Mock Trial Association Sub-National Tournament for the third consecutive year following their outstanding performance at the 2016 New Haven Regional Tournament at Yale University.
Pile of hundred dollar bills
March 4, 2016
Robert Boatright, Clark University associate professor of political science Robert G. Boatright, associate professor of political science at Clark University, is the editor of a collection of essays titled, "The Deregulatory Moment? A Comparative Perspective on Changing Campaign Finance Laws" (University of Michigan Press...
Clark-University-students-Supreme-Court
March 3, 2016
Twelve Clark University students accompanied Professor Mark C. Miller of the Political Science Department to Washington, D.C., Feb. 28 and 29 to hear oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court. The trip was funded in part by the Barry ’62 and Elaine ’65 Epstein Pre-Law Fund, the June Patron ’65 Endowed Fund, the Law...
Model UN team at Clark University
February 26, 2016
A delegation of 20 members of Clark University's Model U.N. Team recently participated in the 62nd session of the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference (HNMUN 2016); several returned with awards for their performance in highly competitive committees. Pingzhen Hu ’16 (left) and Doga Bilgin ’16 were both awarded...
December 9, 2015
Clark University Model UN team members at the Northeast Regional Model Arab League Conference at Northeastern, from left: Maame Abena Anan-Ankomah, Andrew Mezzi, Conor Mulqueen, Michael Pierce and Absar Ali. The Clark University Model UN Team has concluded a successful fall semester, winning numerous awards and looking...
November 14, 2014
The fact that fewer than fifteen percent of eligible voters showed up for the 2014 primary elections indicates that primary elections do not matter to very many citizens. However, Clark University associate professor of Political Science Robert Boatright contends that congressional primary elections matter — a lot. He...
March 31, 2015
Four Clark University students traveled to Capitol Hill recently to participate in NAFSA (Association of International Education) Advocacy Day, an annual event devoted to educating members of Congress about how international education impacts states and districts, and why it's important to have a more globally engaged...
April 29, 2014
Clark University students, along with Prof. Srini Sitaraman, visited the United Nations on April 17. Students from the Clark University Model United Nations Program, along with students enrolled in the University's "United Nations and International Politics" course, made a field visit to United Nations Headquarters in New...
November 6, 2012
Clark students who presented their research and predictions on the swing state of Florida were: Zachary Doenmez '14, Arber Skendaj '13, Christine Rojcewicz '13, and Shannon Donnellan '15. Elections always offer teachable moments, but the volatility, polarity and record spending related to the 2012 presidential race have...

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