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Letter from the Chair, April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019

Dear Polisci Friends and Community, The UNC Campus has recently encountered several anti-Semitic incidents occurring on campus. This includes the distribution of anti-Semitic flyers in Davis Library and in Hamilton Hall, and a particularly troubling incident that occurred in a … Continued

Annual Newsletter – 2018

October 30, 2018

Dear Friends and Alumni, On behalf of the Department of Political Science, it is my pleasure to send warm greetings and share with you an update on a tremendous year here at UNC. After serving as Chair for a little … Continued

UNC Political Science Silent Sam Statement

October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018 A decisive majority of the faculty in the department of political science support the statement of the Council of Chairs in the College of Arts and Sciences adopted on August 27, 2018 and strongly oppose the return … Continued

Supreme Court Decision Uses UNC Research

July 2, 2018

On June 28, 2018, the US Supreme Court denied requests by two death row inmates from Mississippi to have their cases heard. Justice Stephen Breyer dissented from these decisions, citing a recent work by Prof. Frank Baumgartner along with UNC … Continued

Major Selected as 2018 Burch Fellow

April 2, 2018

Five students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts and Sciences were selected as recipients of the 2018 Burch Fellowship to pursue unique, self-defined educational experiences anywhere off UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus.   The Burch Fellows … Continued

Tom Carsey

February 22, 2018

Dear Friends,   I am saddened to inform you that our friend and colleague Tom Carsey passed away last night. His contribution to our community was remarkable, and his indefatigable devotion to our graduate students was humbling and cherished. We … Continued