Internationally renowned counterterrorism analyst Malcolm Nance will share insights into the global terror group ISIS—the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—when he presents the Fall 2016 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science at Iowa State University on Monday, October 17. A decorated veteran and former Navy Intelligence officer, Nance has 30 years of experience in field … Continue reading Malcolm Nance to present fall 2016 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science
October 17, 2016, 7:00pm | Great Hall, ISU Memorial Union
This article first appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of Link Magazine, the quarterly alumni magazine for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. On a January day in 2014, Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Gleason (Political Science, ’02) took command of USS Scout (MCM 8), a 225-foot mine countermeasures ship. Only 12 years into his naval … Continue reading A Cyclone in command
The importance of the new "Alliance" between the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and several universities including ISU is that Cyber security and Cyber defense has become a critical component of US military security. Hacking attacks, identity theft, strikes against critical infrastructure are all existential dangers. We will be working with USSTRATCOM at Offutt Air … Continue reading New Alliance with US STRATCOM
Lissa Villa, senior in Political Science and in Journalism and Mass Communication, will pursue a 10-week internship in the Washington, DC, bureau of TIME. She will be reporting and writing stories about the 2016 election with a focus on the presidential race. She will be pitching story ideas, researching material for long-term projects, and working … Continue reading Lissa Villa Internship with TIME
Ellen Pirro and 10 ISU students participated in the Deterrence and Assurance Workshop and Conference, conducted at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, March 3-4th, 2016. The conference was sponsored by the United States Strategic Command in Omaha, Nebraska. Presentations were made by distinguished speakers including Major General Allen Batschelet, U.S. Strategic Command; Former Secretary … Continue reading Deterrence and Assurance Workshop and Conference
Olga Chyzh, assistant professor of political science and statistics, and Mark Nieman, assistant professor of political science, joined LAS in Summer 2015. The spousal team has already made an impact on the Department of Political Science.
The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service selected Dr. Steffen Schmidt, University Professor in Iowa State’s political science department, to speak as a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer in their upcoming focus on the Iowa Caucus.