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POLISCI In 60 Seconds

  • Putnam Navigates Delegate Rules

    Josh Putnam, a lecturer in the political science department, has been all over the news lately. His most recent interview aired on February 6, 2016 on PBS Newshour. His blog, Frontloading HQ, is featured in the story as he uses the platform to help decipher the often-complicated delegate rules that vary from state to state.  For more information about the blog, click here. To watch the full interview, click here.

Faculty News

Haire Wins Award

Jun 2016 The Political Science Department is very pleased to report that Susan Haire has won the "Teaching and Mentoring Award" bestowed by the Law & Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. Congratulations Dr. Haire on this well deserved national honor.

Faculty News

Dr. Maltese in the Cook Political Report

Feb 2016 In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, President Barack Obama announced his intention to fulfill his constitutional responsibility to nominate a successor to Scalia. Obama did so despite calls by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican leaders for him to withhold a nomination and leave the choice to his successor.

Republican presidential nominees Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio joined the call for the president to forego nominating a successor to Scalia, although Cruz dodged a question at Saturday’s debate about whether he would likewise pledge to withhold Supreme Court nominations late in his own term if elected president. Cruz also erroneously claimed that there is “80 years of precedent of not confirming Supreme Court justices in an election year.” In fact, the Democrat-controlled opposition Senate resoundingly confirmed Ronald Reagan’s nomination of Anthony Kennedy in 1988 by a vote of 97-0.

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  • Putnam


    Josh Putnam joined the UGA Political Science faculty in August 2015 as a lecturer after a similar stints at Wake Forest, Davidson College and Appalachian State University. ...

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    Roberts, Heather

    Program Coordinator II

    Heather has worked for the department since 2004. Her duties include course scheduling, classroom location, Sectioning Officer, webmaster for the departmental website, Program Coordinator for the Maymester China Program, Program Assistant for the Certificate in Applied Politics and Public Affairs...

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    Norris, Justin

  • Haire, Susan B.


    Susan Haire received her PhD in political science from the University of South Carolina. Her doctoral research on the U.S. Courts of Appeals was recognized as the best dissertation in public law by the American Political Science Association. Haire joined UGA’s Department of Political Science in...

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    Dougherty, Keith


    Keith Dougherty specializes in the institutional design of American politics -- both the effects of various political institutions and the explanations for why certain political institutions were adopted....

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    Ingham, Sean

    Assistant Professor

    Sean Ingham is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia. He received his A.M. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University and his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined the faculty at the University of...

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POLISCI Calendar
Sep 14

Political Science 75th Anniversary Kickoff Reception

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We invite you to join faculty, staff, alumni, and friends for an evening reception on Wednesday, September 14 on the terrace of Nelson Mullins law firm in Atlantic Station.

This kickoff reception is the first of many events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Department of Political Science. For information about the other upcoming events, visit the Political Science 75th Anniversary Facebook page.

The event is free, but registration is required by September 7. Register Here.

We look forward to celebrating with you soon!

Sep 16

Constitution Day

Sponsor: SPIA, Law School, and The American Founding Group

2:00 pm

Oct 7

Jon Elster, Columbia University, “The Political Psychology of Constitution Making”

3:30 pm

Baldwin 202

Apr 14

Margaret Williams Research Talk

8:20 am