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Welcome!  The Department of Political Science at the University of Washington (Seattle) has over 28 full-time distinguished faculty, 80 Ph.D. students, and 800 undergraduate majors and minors. The vitality of the department is evident in the diverse interests of its faculty, the wide-ranging activities of its research centers, sponsored events, and exceptional educational opportunities at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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Department of Political Science News

Jamie Mayerfeld in the Everett Herald opinion pages, "Guantanamo Bay a shameful chapter in U.S. history"
Prof. Victor Menaldo in Foreign Policy on the Egyptian coup, "The Odds are Good for Egypt" Prof. Parker on CNN Opinion site, "Tea Party Rise Will Be Short"
Prof. Luis Fraga quoted in Seattle Times editorial, "Univision’s window on America" Prof. Mercer in Foreign Affairs, "Bad Reputation: Has Obama Blown His Credibility -- And Syria?" Prof. Parker on Pacifica Radio Los Angeles (at 16:40) discussing the Tea Party and his book on the subject.
Prof. Margaret Levi in The Guardian (UK), "Finding political willpower to ensure business enforces ethical labour" Ellis Goldberg writing about Egypt in Jadaliyya eZine, (three articles) Prof. Parker on MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews re: Tea Party
Profs. Barreto and Parker's findings in new book, "Change They Can't Believe In," hightlighted on The New Republic web site, here and here.
Luis Fraga in the Seattle Times,
"Minorities' nest move in politics"
Luis Fraga on UNT panel: Latino voters, politics discussed in Q&A session
Profs. Parker and Barreto's new book, "Change They Can't Believe In," featured in UW Today news. George Lovell interviewed in UW Today,
This is Not Civil Rights"
Professor Victor Menaldo in the New York Times Opinion Pages
Prof. Aseem Prakash and Joshua Eastin in The Seattle Times, "India rapes show gender inequality persists despite economic growth" Chris Parker in Arts&Sci Perspectives
inteview about the Tea Party
Prof. Chip Turner's book Awakening to Race featured in UW Today
Death of Emeritus
Professor David Olson
Mark Smith featured on
FiveThirtyEight website
Political Science major
Bryon Gray wins Rhodes Scholarship
Matt Barreto in Arts&Sci Perspectives regarding the Latino vote 2012 Tony Gill's podcast highlighted
in the UW Today
Seattle PI cites WashingtonPoll as
"State's Most Reliable Opinion Poll"
Mark Smith quoted on NPR Luis Fraga named by Hispanic Business
in "Top 100 Influentials"
Victor Menaldo on Burma
Democracy in Foreign Policy

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