Accomplishments: Department of Political Science

September 19, 2022
Nerses Kopalyan published an article in the Times of Israel on the relationship between Israel's arms sales to Azerbaijan, and the implications of this policy in light of Azerbaijan's growing anti-Americanism. 
September 19, 2022
Nerses Kopalyan published an article in Le Figaro, one of the most prestigious publications in France, on the energy deal between the European Union and Azerbaijan, and the geopolitical implications of Europe enabling oil-rich autocracies. 
September 16, 2022
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) was invited to the virtual roundtable "Technology and the security of democratic societies" hosted by the Brookings Institution. In the roundtable, Dr. Wang shared his observation on the information operations from the authoritarian regimes and their possible developments in recent years. He also discussed…
September 7, 2022
Zachary Billot (Political Science) was appointed to the Juvenile Justice Services Advisory Committee by the Clark County Commission. This committee is responsible for overseeing unique policy solution creation and presentation for unique problems that affect the population of justice impacted youth throughout the state. The term lasts for three…
September 6, 2022
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) published a co-authored article, "Public support for the use of force in non-Western and non-major powers: The case of a China–Taiwan war," in the International Political Science Review. This article argues that the calculation in the willingness to fight and war tolerance are different for people living in…
September 6, 2022
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) published a co-authored article, "Predictors of enhancing human physical attractiveness: Data from 93 countries," in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. Wang collaborates with a group of psychologists around the world and examines the make-up usage across the countries. This article shows that the…
August 18, 2022
Jared Oestman (Political Science) and Songying Fang from Rice University published "The Limit of American Public Support for Military Intervention" in Armed Forces & Society. They conducted a survey experiment on a sample of American citizens to understand what determines public support for different forms of U.S.-led military intervention in…
July 19, 2022
Dan Lee (Political Science) published a co-authored article, "Permeable Boundaries: The Interplay between Major Party Primaries and Non-major Party Candidacies," in Party Politics. A theoretical model of candidate entry shows how competitive primary elections can funnel candidates to instead pursue the non-major party route onto the general…
July 11, 2022
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) published a co-authored article "Comparing Stress and Behavioral Coping Strategies during the Early Stages of the COVID‑19 Crisis among Domestic and Overseas Taiwanese" in the journal Scientific Reports. This article compares the level of stress and the coping strategies between domestic and overseas…
June 21, 2022
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) published the article "PM Me the Truth? The Conditional Effectiveness of Fact-Checks Across Social Media Sites" in the journal Social Media + Society. This article conducts survey experiments and analyzes representative surveys to show that fact-checking is less effective on private platforms (like Line/…
June 15, 2022
Zachary Billot (Political Science; Honors College, The Lincy Institute; Brookings Mountain West) recently had his Op-Ed, "CCSD and the Potential of Mental Health Services," published in the Nevada Current. Billot's piece discusses the rise of violence in Clark County School District (CCSD) schools and suggests that "rather than relying solely upon…
June 1, 2022
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) published a co-authored article, "Understanding the #MilkTeaAlliance Movement," in 2021-22 Wilson China Fellowship - Essays on China and U.S. Policy. This article implements a big-data approach and analyze 3 million #MilkTeaAlliance tweets between April 2020 and December 2021, trying to disentangle how East…