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Alexandria Nylen, Ph.D student in Political Science is the lead author on a paper that was just accepted at European Journal of International Security. The paper, "Questions of Life or Death? De-Constructing Human Rights Norms in Public Opinion Polls" demonstrates that the discursive structure of public opinion polls on national security issues is biased in favor of human rights violators rather than human rights defenders. 

Paul Musgrave, political science, is interviewed in a news story about people who have deactivated their Facebook accounts. He says he made the move at the beginning of this year because he became perturbed by the misinformation that was spreading on the site during the 2016 election and the revelations about the site’s relationship to Cambridge Analytica. 


Sheldon Goldman, Distinguished Professor in political science, is interviewed in a national Argentinian newspaper about the controversy that erupted during the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, who was eventually elevated to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Paul Musgrave, assistant professor of political science at University of Massachusetts Amherst, praised Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter for "treating voters as neither super-sophisticated DC insiders, nor as people who can't be trusted to make up their own minds, but rather as people who are curious and intelligent but who aren't experts in DC process."

UMass Political Science Professors Tatishe Nteta and Jesse Rhodes discuss the results of a recent UMass political poll covering state and national hot topics.

Tenzin Dawa Thargay, a 2018 graduate and the student commencement speaker, has been awarded a 2019 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship. The fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Fellowships are awarded in a highly competitive nationwide contest.

Meredith Loken, assistant professor of Political Science UMass Amherst, along with Milli Lake and Kate Cronin-Furman published and article in International Studies Quarterly: “Deploying Justice: Strategic Accountability for Wartime Sexual Violence”.

By BRAD POLUMBO - College students must realize that only conservatism can save higher education Total student debt hit an astronomical $1.48 trillion this year. The average graduate now leaves school with $40,000 in loans hanging over his head. So is it really a surprise that Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) won over millions of young people in 2016? After all, he campaigned on student-loan bailouts and “free college.” Many students desperate for an answer now support this agenda — in the hope of escaping crushing amounts in debt.

Twenty-five undergraduate students have been selected from a pool of more than 100 applications to be 2019 University of Massachusetts Women into Leadership (UWiL) fellows. Among those fellows, 18 come from majors in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS).

New UMass Amherst Poll Shows Biden with Early Lead in 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary; Warren in Third Due to Issues with Men, Older Voters. Poll also shows Senator Markey facing close competition from Healey, Moulton.