Prof. McCormick and Prof. Rich Launch the Marquette Democracy Project


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. Brooks Discusses U.S. Civil-Military Relations in an Article on Washington Post's "Monkey Cage" Site


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. Azari on Trump Administration and the American Presidency


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.


Political Science Professors on the Inauguration and Initial Days of Donald Trump's Presidency


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.



Political Science Professors Discuss the 2016 Election


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.



Large Turnout for Election Night Watching Party


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.


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Prof. Karen Hoffman Named New Associate Director of the Les Aspin Center

Prof. Ryan Hanley in Documentary on Adam Smith


Prof. Paul Nolette Discusses VW Lawsuit


Political Science Professors Discuss the 2016 Election


Marquette Discusses Its Connections to the Near West Side


John K.C. Oh Memorial Lecture Series Brings Officials to Marquette; Prompts Large Student Turnout


Political Science Student Receives National Award


Prof. Azari Quoted Widely in NY Times Article on WI Governor Scott Walker

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           Alumni Profiles:

              Allyson Azar





        Allyson Azar graduated in 2015 with

        a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from

        Marquette University. She double

        majored in Political Science and

        International Affairs.


        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

        Hamilton Society.