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Master’s Thesis Transformed Into a Published Journal Article

When Jeffrey (Jeff) Fletcher completed his thesis in Political Science for the Master of Public Administration degree in 2012, under the direction of Dr. Steffen Schmidt, he may not have expected his research to become a refereed journal article, but that is exactly what just happened. The article, “Opportunities for lean six sigma in public … Continue reading Master’s Thesis Transformed Into a Published Journal Article

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Dwight Ink Receives Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree from Iowa State

On May 5, 2018, Dwight Ink, a 1947 alumnus of the Department of Political Science, received an honorary degree as a Doctor of Humane Letters at ISU’s Spring 2018 morning Commencement ceremony. Ink, who served in many capacities for seven United States presidents, is only the second department alum honored with an honorary doctorate. The … Continue reading Dwight Ink Receives Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree from Iowa State

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Cindy Kendall receives 2018 Dwight Ink Public Service Award

Cindy Kendall received the 2018 Dwight Ink Public Service Award from the Department of Political Science. The award recognizes public managers in Iowa who exemplify the highest standards of dedication to public service and are characterized by their leadership abilities, their passion for their work, their high professional standards and the respect they are given … Continue reading Cindy Kendall receives 2018 Dwight Ink Public Service Award

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Computer Tear Apart, Study, and Deeestroy Activity

  Computer Tear Apart, Study, and Deeestroy Activity Electronic Democracy Class, Spring 2018 Steffen Schmidt, Lucken Endowed Professor of Political Science Iowa State University     So that my students could understand the hardware and data systems driving cyber space and Information and Communications Technology I organized a two session activity. The first day the … Continue reading Computer Tear Apart, Study, and Deeestroy Activity

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Rising Powers and Foreign Policy Revisionism

Mark Nieman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, is an author of a brand-new book from University of Michigan Press: Rising Powers and Foreign Policy Revisionism. The book addresses possibilities for international conflict associated with the rise of the so-called BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Further information is available at: https://www.press.umich.edu/9449686/rising_powers_and_foreign_policy_revisionism

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New Book from ISU Professor

The 3rd edition of the classic textbook, Introduction to Global Politics, by Richard W. Mansbach and Kirsten L. Taylor, has been published. Richard Mansbach is Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University. He was recently honored with the International Studies Association Distinguished Scholar’s Award (2017) and the Brian and Roni Gardner Faculty Award (2016) … Continue reading New Book from ISU Professor

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Alumni honored during Homecoming week

The Department of Political Science honored two alumni with achievement awards during the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 26, 2017 in Ames, Iowa. Lynette Hornung and Mary Whitaker Lindgren were awarded the Department of Political Science Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. Mary … Continue reading Alumni honored during Homecoming week