political science

Etel Solingen named Berlin Prize Fellow

UCI political scientist to advance work on geopolitics

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UCI Podcast: OC election analysis and social justice under Biden

Louis DeSipio discusses how mixed results of the last few years demonstrate Orange County’s “purple” identity

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UCI Podcast: Professor Davin Phoenix on the political impact of the Black Lives Matter movement

The protests over George Floyd’s death and the wider activism seeking to end police brutality and fight anti-Black racism are swiftly reshaping political discourse. With the elections in November, the question is whether the energy and anger of this moment will lead to lasting political change. Davin Phoenix, an associate professor of political science at […]

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UCI Podcast: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of WW II

When Russ Dalton’s mother Sandy passed away in 2018, his sister Janet found a trove of letters their father Bob, a soldier in Patton’s Third Army, had sent during his deployment to Germany. Earlier this year, Russ and Janet published a book, “Love Letters from World War II: Robert W. Dalton’s WW II Service” that […]

Political science alumna awarded prestigious Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

After a nationwide competition, Samantha Ku, a 2018 UCI graduate in political science, has been selected to receive a 2019 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the prestigious award is administered by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Ku is currently […]

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UC President Janet Napolitano pops into UCI class to promote student voting

UCI political science professor is awarded $718,350 grant to study global value chains

Political science professor Etel Solingen, the Thomas T. & Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Global Peace & Conflict Studies, has received a $718,350 grant for her project entitled “The Role of Design & Production Networks in East Asia Peace & Security.” As part of a $3.7 million research/training award from the UC Laboratory Fees Research […]

Grant enables Cecelia Lynch to expand research on faith-based women’s groups in Central Africa

Cecelia Lynch, UCI professor of political science, has received a grant from the University of Notre Dame to expand her research on faith-based women’s groups and activists in the Central African country of Cameroon. Via interviews and observations, Lynch will seek to better understand the gender relations these Christian, Muslim and traditional women experience in their families, […]

NATO awards $210,000 to UCI-linked project promoting women’s role in conflict resolution

When the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1325 in October of 2000, its aim was the integration of women into every phase of conflict resolution while also combating gender-based violence. Although the resolution’s passage was a watershed moment, said UCI assistant professor of political science Heidi Hardt, more action is needed to address women’s underrepresentation in […]

Political scientist is named a top 50 influencer

Michael Tesler, associate professor of political science, is No. 11 on the Politico 50 list, a collection of “some of the smartest, most provocative minds in America.” He is being honored for his work on how white racism has long been a potent force in American politics – the 2016 election being no exception. In his book published […]