Department of Political Science Announcements
Posted 7/22: Conference
The Political Science Department is now accepting applications for majors to attend and represent the University of Wisconsin at the United States Airforce Academy’s Annual Assembly this fall. The event — which majors in the past have told us is a terrific learning and networking opportunity — will take place in-person in Colorado Springs, CO (and virtually) Oct. 12-15.
The department will provide funding for airfare and conference fees for two selected PS students. Selected students will need to be able to commit to attend panels and discussions throughout the entire conference.
Upon completion of the conference, we will ask selected participants to offer a short-written analysis of their experience and meet with members of our undergraduate team for a short debrief on their time at the conference.
If you would like to apply, please send Amy Gangl (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following materials by September 1st at midnight:
- Your resume.
- A 2-3 page essay about why you would like to attend, your qualifications and relevant coursework, and how this conference might guide you in pursuing future academic and professional interests.
Posted 6/18: Student Award
Congratulations to recent Political Science grad, Emily Janicik, for winning an award for her thesis, “Xenophobic Policies in the Name of Gratitude: Refugee Experiences with the German and Austrian Government,” this past May.
Posted 5/14: Advising
Political Science advisors will continue to be available for remote appointments this summer. Schedule an appointment with us in Starfish.
Announcements from Outside the Department
Posted 7/21: Course Offerings
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers all three levels of Persian. Given how rare it is to find Persian on a resume, those with proficiency in the language are highly sought out by employers with interests in the region. Designated a Critical Need Language, the US government offers many scholarships for students.
Posted 7/19: Research
Law Professor Nina Varsava is seeking to hire a graduate or advanced undergraduate student research assistant to work on a series of projects that use computational methods to study legal text sand the legal system. For example, one project explores legal cases (in the form of text-based judicial opinions)and relationships between them and judge attributes to see how extra-legal factors like judge demographics (e.g., gender) interact with judicial decision making.
Posted 5/12: Fellowship
Recent Graduates: The German Bundestag has announced the return to a fully in-person International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) program in Berlin in 2022. The application deadline is July 31, 2021.
In collaboration with Berlin’s three major universities, the German federal parliament offers the prestigious IPS program to politically engaged college graduates who wish to play an important role in shaping the future of democratic cooperation—in their respective countries, and internationally.