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An analysis by Charli Carpenter and Kevin L. Young, political science, on public attitudes toward autonomous weapons, sometimes referred to as killer robots, says people who consume a lot of science fiction movies tend to oppose them, but the general public doesn't share that view. 

Five political science professors at the University of Massachusetts were part of a panel to discuss the effects of the recent midterm elections on Tuesday evening. The panel consist of Roberto Alejandro, Justin Gross, Paul Musgrave, Ray La Raja and Meredith Rolfe all bringing a light of their expertise on the midterm elections.

Alex Morse, Professor of Political Science at UMass Amherst and Mayor of the city of Holyoke has been named one of “30 under 30” by Forbes magazine.

With the midterm elections complete, Tatishe Nteta is scouring over election results and voter opinions. The director of UMass Poll, Nteta develops, analyzes, and interprets public opinion polls to inform policymaking in the Commonwealth and beyond. 

Leah Wing, Senior Lecturer in Legal Studies and Co-Director of the The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution is presenting in the International Online Dispute Resolution Forum.

Tatishe Nteta, Politcal Science quoted in the Chronicle for Higher Education about the role of College Degree in voting. He says that in the social sciences, a college degree is more than just a piece of paper. It’s an indicator of a set of networks and worldviews provided by the campus and classroom experience.

This past summer, Eunice Ko '19, political science and finance, interned abroad at the US Embassy in Seoul, Korea. Ko, a recipient of the Ansin Study Abroad Fellowship, had the opportunity to work directly with the U.S. Commercial Service, which is the trade promotion arm of the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Currently, Ko is continuing her work abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, where she is interning with the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development

Raymond J. La Raja, political science, says U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal of Springfield, who is in line to be the Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is a pragmatist and well suited to the high-profile job. Neal is also one of two members who can request President Donald J. Trump’s tax returns. “Congressman Neal is a throwback to the days when members felt a loyalty to the institution of Congress,” La Raja says. 

Michael Stein, Ph.D student and Director of Corporate and Foundation at UMass Amherst recently had a journal article published in the South Atlantic Quarterly entitled "The Authoritarian Personality and the Limits of American Social Science". 

Paul Musgrave, political science, is co-author of an op-ed about President Donald J. Trump’s recent announcement that he can end birthright citizenship by executive order, a view that is opposed as illegal by almost all legal scholars. 

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