Tag Political science

VoteFest week encourages students to vote early

UW-Madison this week is holding VoteFest, a series of events to encourage students to vote and show them how.

UW student with political ambitions receives prestigious Truman Scholarship

UW-Madison senior Jordan Madden will be able to build upon his mission of helping others as the recipient of a 2018 Truman Scholarship.

Professor wins award for ‘improving world order’ for research on genocide

In his book, political science professor Scott Straus — who specializes in the study of genocide, political violence, human rights and African politics — explains how ideas and political messages can become tipping points for genocide.

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Go Big Read event will be Oct. 9 at UW–Madison

A UW–Madison panel will discuss J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” at a Go Big Read Keynote Event at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall.

New leadership center inspired by Gov. Thompson’s legacy

“Gov. Thompson’s rich legacy deserves such recognition. He is a policy iconoclast who values quality research and analysis from across the political spectrum ,” La Follette School Director Donald Moynihan said.

Smeeding, known for income/poverty research, named as Galbraith Fellow

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) has named La Follette School Professor Tim Smeeding as its John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow for 2017.

UW study to examine women’s roles in peacemaking

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is hosting a project designed to explore women’s existing roles in African peacemaking and to see what lessons can be gleaned from their mostly informal initiatives.

Debate experts from UW–Madison

The following University of Wisconsin–Madison experts are available to speak with reporters covering the upcoming presidential debates. The first of three debates is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, at Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y.

On Wisconsin magazine hosts chat with UW–Madison experts on election 2016

The magazine's article about the myriad ways campaigns and voters use social media will be the springboard for a live video chat Sept. 20.

Primary election experts from UW–Madison

Numerous experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison are available to speak with reporters covering the April 5 primary and upcoming presidential election.

Poll compares opinions of public and scholars on foreign policy

How differently does the public view issues of foreign policy from scholars whose job it is to study the subject? Is one group more liberal or conservative than the other? And why do people think what they think?