Profs. Barrett McCormick and Jessica Rich are organizing a semester-long series of events that include bringing several prominent democracy activists to Marquette. The Marquette Democracy Project was inspired by a talk at Marquette during the Fall semester by the president of the National Endowment for Democracy, Carl Gershman, and the energized response from the large number of students in attendance.
Details of upcoming events can be found on the Democracy project website. The Marquette Democracy Project is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of International Education, The Center for Transnational Justice, and the Department of Political Science.
Prof. Risa Brooks published an article on civil-military relations under the presidency of Donald Trump. The article appeared on the Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" site, devoted to bringing public scholarship from leading political scientists to the attention of policymakers and the general public.
A link to the article can be found here.
Prof. Julia Azari discussed the level of understanding of the institution of the presidency among Donald Trump's closest advisors. The article appeared on the Vox news website. The post is available here.
Profs. Julia Azari, Paul Nolette, and Philip Rocco commented on early days of the Trump Presidency in a number of interviews, discussions, and written works of public scholarship.
An overview of some of these is available from the Marquette in the News site.
Members of the Department of Political Science participated in a roundtable on the results and implications of the 2016 federal elections, including the presidential election. The event, open to all students, faculty, and staff, drew around 80 people on Friday, November 18th.
The discussion included brief presentations by each of the faculty members, followed by questions and answers from the audience.
Participants included Professors Amber Wichowsky, Paul Nolette, Philip Rocco, Susan Giaimo, Risa Brooks, Noelle Brigden, Barrett McCormick, and Lowell Barrington.
Nearly 100 students attended an election night watching event, co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Department of Economics, the College of Communication, and the Les Aspin Center. The event was held in the J-Pad room in the Communication College's Johnston Hall.
Photos from the event include:
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Allyson Azar graduated in 2015 with
a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from
Marquette University. She double
majored in Political Science and
Allyson currently works as the Manager
for State Affairs & Political Mobilization
at the American Chemistry Council. In
this position, her duties include
legislative reporting and advocacy on
key industry issues, generating weekly
reports for stakeholders on bill activity
in all 50 states. She also manages the
advocacy activities and political
mobilization efforts in six states in the
Mid-Atlantic region, including
communications with state coalition
allies and legislators. She engages
public policy groups and advocates on
industry issues, which at times involves
coordinating informational presentations
for state lawmakers. She also assists in
the management of the Chemical
Industry Council of Delaware and
handles membership relations and
advocacy outreach as well. During the
Summer Congressional recess, Allyson
facilitates tours and site visits with
Members of Congress at chemical
manufacturing facilities in their home
During her time at Marquette, Allyson
served as the president of Marquette’s
Epsilon Omicron chapter of Pi Sigma
Alpha, the national political science
honor society. She also worked as an
intern at Milwaukee’s Institute of World
Affairs and was the vice president of
Marquette’s chapter of the Alexander