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Department of Political Science News

Faculty in the political science department cover a broad range of specialties including American politics, public policy, public law, political theory, comparative politics, and international politics.

Current Political Science News

Campus News | October 7, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring collaboration and reflection at UNLV.

Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

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Campus News | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.

Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

Campus News | June 8, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.

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People | May 10, 2021

An enduring commencement tradition continues this spring as UNLV president honors seven outstanding students who exemplify the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Political Science In The News

The Hill
October 20, 2021

The two top outside groups dedicated to winning control of the Senate have settled on Nevada as an early battleground ahead of next year’s midterm elections, launching a first wave of television spots that are airing this week.

ZAVOD RADIO ŠTUDENT
October 18, 2021

Political tensions in the Taiwan Strait are intensifying after the most extensive Chinese military operations in Taiwan's air and sea space.

China Digital Times
October 14, 2021

In a speech marking the 110th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, Xi Jinping said peaceful “reunification” with Taiwan is inevitable and claimed Sun Yat-sen’s legacy as the Chinese Communist Party’s own

China Digital Times
October 14, 2021

In a speech marking the 110th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, Xi Jinping said peaceful “reunification” with Taiwan is inevitable and claimed Sun Yat-sen’s legacy as the Chinese Communist Party’s own

Al Jazeera America
October 8, 2021

US President Joe Biden’s claim of a “Taiwan agreement” sparks confusion as Beijing ramps up military pressure on Taiwan.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
October 4, 2021

Are we seeing the rise of the independent? UNLV Asst. Political Science Professor Dan Lee helps us break down why more people are registering as non-partisan, and what that means for the 2022 election.

Political Science Experts

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Recent Political Science Accomplishments

October 8, 2021
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her OpEd, "Vaccine gaps have a prominent effect on Black Nevadans" published in the Nevada Independent. Cheche discusses data which shows Nevada as reporting one of the lowest vaccination rates for its Black population when compared to 45 other states,...
September 14, 2021
Rebecca Gill (Political Science), with co-editors Nuno Garoupa and Lydia Tiede, have published High Courts in Global Perspective: Evidence, Methodologies, and Findings in the University of Virginia Press "Constitutionalism and Democracy" series.  High Courts in Global Perspective pulls back the curtain on the interlocutors of court systems...
September 8, 2021
Jeremy Bowling (Political Science) recently published, "Signaling Woman and Leader: Navigating the Double Bind as a Foreign Policy Decisionmaker" in The Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy along with co-author Courtney Burns of Bucknell University. Bowling and Bucknell examine the role that women chief executives, defense ministers, and foreign...
September 8, 2021
Nadia Eldemerdash (Political Science), a doctoral student, was awarded the American Political Science Association's Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for the 2020-2021 academic year.
August 20, 2021
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) published a co-authored op-ed, "Lee Tung-hui's leadership legacy", on East Asian Forum, a peer-reviewed foreign policy discussion forum. This article analyzes representative surveys ranking all four elected presidents in Taiwan since the democratization in 1996. The result shows that the former president...
August 6, 2021
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) published "#MilkTeaAlliance No More?" on Asia Dispatches under The Wilson Center. This article analyzes 62000 #MilkTeaAlliance tweets posted during the protests in Thailand and Myanmar on July 18, and showed the change in both the number and composition of the hashtags. Data also reveals that most #...