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Why is impeachment in the Constitution?

With impeachment in the news, W&M News sat down with historian Karin Wulf to discuss the origin of the impeachment process outlined in the U.S. Constitution.

Rapoport and Mele on the Perot Legacy

Professor Emeritus Ron Rapoport and Nicco Mele, Class of 1999, evaluate the legacy of the late Ross Perot, business entrepreneur and two-time Presidential candidate.

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In 'Nature': The role of climate change in armed conflict

Exactly what size role does climate change play in civil unrest? A new study aims to find out. Philip Roessler, associate professor of government at William & Mary , is a co-author on the study, which was published today in the journal "Nature."

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Government Celebrates the Class of 2019

The rain that fell on campus during Commencement weekend did not dampen the excitement of this new beginning for Government’s Class of 2019

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Heir apparent: Jay Jones '10 lives up to legacy of leadership

Jay Jones ’10 holds the seat in the Virginia legislature once held by his father, Jerrauld Jones, who is currently a judge on the Norfolk Circuit Court. His mother, Lyn Simmons, is also a judge, in the Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

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Governor taps two graduates for summer fellowships

Georgia Allin ’19 and Rachel Becker ’19 are among 28 students from Virginia universities or Virginia residents attending college outside of the commonwealth to be chosen.

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A D.C. Affair

Professor Larry Evans and Professor Mike Tierney took students to visit the Irish Embassy, North Ireland Bureau, the State Department, and the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

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A Government Two-fer in APSR

Those who love political science and love William & Mary should dive into the most recent issue of the American Political Science Review journal, which features articles by not one, but two of Government’s finest.

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Beto O'Rourke Visits W&M

2020 Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke visited William & Mary Tuesday the 16th of April to speak about his vision for America

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Settle takes Wakefield

William & Mary’s own Government Associate Professor Jamie Settle was recently awarded the distinguished Wakefield professorship

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Best of the Best on Diplomacy

Professor Marcus Holmes’ new book Face to Face Diplomacy: Social Neuroscience and International Relations was awarded “Best Book on Diplomacy” by the Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association

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Paid to Vote

Government alum, Nicco Mele '99 has a co-authored op-ed in the Washington Post titled, "How do we get people to vote? Let's try financial incentives."

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Salley the Senator

Our very own Salley Rowe, the Government Department’s Administrative and Fiscal Coordinator, has been elected as Senator to Staff Assembly

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Civil Discourse in a Polarized Society

William & Mary Government Department Sponsors Session on “Civil Discourse in a Polarized Society, Led by National Expert, Dr. Christopher Phillips

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Crossroads with Professor Sasser

On Friday the 15th of February, the William & Mary community had the privilege of hosting a TEDx event. Seven thought-provoking speakers showed up all hoping to spark discussions that would extend beyond the auditorium, including the Government Department’s own, Professor Jackson Sasser.

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W&M team aces EU foreign policy competition

Three William & Mary students outlast 16 other prestigious universities to win the Schuman Challenge, a foreign policy contest for undergraduates hosted by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

Wilkerson on Amanpour

Lawrence Wilkerson, joins Walter Isaacson of CNN on the latest episode of Amanpour

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Government Diploma Ceremony 2018

On Sunday, May 13th at 11 o’clock, graduating Government majors received their diploma at the Wren building.