Stopping Gang Violence in CapetownLast summer, Jack Herstam worked as a Jean Donovan Fellow in Capetown, South Africa. Jack spent six weeks interning for The Message Trust, an organization that works with at-risk youth.
On the Road to a Career in Public Policy
Annie McDonald graduated from Santa Clara University in March 2016 with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in English. She is now working in the district office of Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA 15th district) as a Constituent Services Representative.
Sophie Meyer '17 heading to Oxford University
Sophie is pursuing a master’s degree in international and comparative education at Oxford University. After that, she plans to apply for a fellowship with the California State Assembly. While at Santa Clara, Sophie interned in the California State Assembly and served as a research assistant in the Political Science department, working on both criminal justice policy and the impact of recidivism. The recipient of the Michael Shallo Prize for outstanding achievement in political science, Sophie graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She plans a career in education reform.
The Political Science Department boasts five Hackworth Fellows
Every year the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics funds 10 seniors through the Hackworth Fellowship. This year, half of those fellows belong to the Political Science Department.
Areli Hernandez: Summer 2017 Undergraduate Fulbright Fellow
One of four U.S. students selected for an Undergraduate Fulbright Summer Institute at the University of London, Areli will study the Politics of Protest & Change focusing on Social Movements. She hopes to further research London's race relations and the rise in hate crime post-Brexit; all paid for by the Fulbright Commission.
SCU Political Science students are pursuing their passions and getting real world experiences this summer
Broncos are well on their way to running the world. Check out what SCU Political Science students were up to this summer.
Talk Without Borders: Why Political Discussion Makes Latin Americans With Relatives Abroad More Critical of Their Democracies
Mulling over politics with others can change citizens’ political beliefs and choices. Is the effect of interpersonal political discussion different when one of the interlocutors has a family member living abroad—that is, is a “transnational household member”.
Anne Baker: Do Political Contributions Hinder the Pursuit of Economic Justice? (Podcast)On May 16, 2017, the Bannan Institute's Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley discussed the pursuit of economic justice in our democratic system with Political Science Assistant Professor Anne Baker. The podcast can be found here.
SCU Students Attend Model United Nations
The SCU delegation to the 67th Model United Nations of the Far West conference in San Francisco, CA. This year's theme was "Old Threats, New Threats: Global and Human Security in 2017." We represented Syria, Iran, and France. The students learned about cooperation, negotiations, and conflict resolution. It was a great experience for one and all.
Katherine Meyer '18 to Present Research at Political Science Conference in Chicago
Kat will be traveling to the annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago to present her research on the relationship between outside ideological intervention in a state’s education system and the legitimacy of that state.