Political Science BS
February 1, 2023
International programs enhance education
Programs with RIT’s international campuses are helping to make well-rounded students. Six new scholarships being piloted this year will allow students from RIT’s main campus to travel to RIT Kosovo to explore the origin and resolution of armed conflict, reconstruction, and institution building at the end of wars.
December 9, 2022
Midwives can alleviate the maternal health crisis. Here’s how.
Essay co-written by Lauren Hall, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, published by The Hill.
November 10, 2022
Monroe County GOP Chair and RIT professor speak about midterm election results
WHEC-TV talks to Sarah Burns, associate professor of political science, about the midterm elections.
November 7, 2022
Voters talk political extremism ahead of midterm elections
WHAM-TV talks to Sarah Burns, associate professor of political science, about the extreme sides of political parties.
October 27, 2022
RIT Kosovo renames Peace and Conflict Summer Program for humanitarian Fred Cuny
RIT Kosovo recently rechristened its unique and long-running summer program that explores the origin and resolution of armed conflict, reconstruction, and institution building at the end of wars. The Frederick C. Cuny Peace and Conflict Summer Program was renamed in honor of the humanitarian and disaster relief specialist who worked in crises in more than 50 countries.
October 3, 2022
Discussing how demagoguery impacts democracy
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Sarah Burns, associate professor in the Department of Political Science.
July 29, 2022
Political science student earns internship with U.S. Rep. Joseph Morelle
This summer has taken third-year political science student Kaitlin Sommer from her hometown of Rochester, N.Y., to Washington, D.C. She has earned an internship working for U.S. Rep. Joseph Morelle, who represents New York’s 25th congressional district.
March 23, 2022
Former ACLU president, human rights expert to discuss free speech, inclusion on campuses
The former president of the American Civil Liberties Union and constitutional law and human rights expert Nadine Strossen will be the keynote speaker at RIT’s Center for Statesmanship, Law and Liberty’s annual symposium on March 30.
January 25, 2022
Stop Meddling With Midwives
Essay by Lauren Hall, professor and chair of the political science department, published in the U.S. News and World Report.
September 14, 2021
Connections: Why has the Libertarian party had trouble attracting more people?
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Lauren Hall, chair, Department of Political Science.
July 29, 2021
Congress moves to reclaim its war powers
Essay by Sarah Burns, associate professor of political science, published by The Conversation.
June 2, 2021
Commentary: Arrests and care deserts: N.Y. maternity policies are a mess
Essay by Lauren Hall, associate professor of political science, published in the Albany Times Union.