The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis will host a discussion with Heather Cox Richardson, author of “Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America,” from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in Graham Chapel.
Planning to stay mum around the holiday table when the subject of politics comes up? Political scientist Taylor Carlson, in Arts & Sciences, says we would be better off learning to have open, respectful conversations with one another — especially with those who have opposing viewpoints.
Historian Colin Gordon will discuss his new book, “Patchwork Apartheid: Private Restriction, Racial Segregation, and Urban Inequality,” at a Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series event at noon Monday, Nov. 6, in Anheuser-Busch Hall. The book documents the history and consequences of private restrictions in greater St. Louis and other Midwest towns.
Research by David Carter in Arts & Sciences suggests instability around the world and in the Middle East was likely a contributing factor in Hamas’ decision to attack Israel on Oct. 7.
New research by Carly Wayne, assistant professor of political science in Arts & Sciences, demonstrates how arratives play a role in shaping political views and foment negative intergroup attitudes.
Matt Gabel, a professor of political science in Arts & Sciences, received a two-year $325,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study ways to protect minority voting rights and representation.
The Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis will host Aryn Baker, Time magazine’s senior international climate and environment correspondent, for a public forum and reception Sept. 26.
A new study from political scientist Matthew Hayes in Arts & Sciences finds legislators who use symbolism in speeches about race and civil rights reap electoral rewards, including more favorable evaluations and higher voter turnout.
The Department of Political Science in Arts & Sciences has launched the WUSTEPS Pipeline Program, which is aimed at preparing undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for success in graduate programs.
Political scientists Taylor Carlson and Carly Wayne, in Arts & Sciences, won a National Science Foundation grant to study factors that drive political radicalization.