Last year, five William & Mary alums were selected to participate in the 2021 Governor’s Fellows Program. The Department of Government at W&M had the pleasure of speaking with three of the five alums to discuss their experiences in the Fellowship program this past summer.
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Professor Philip Roessler, Associate Chair of the Government Department and co-director of the Digital Inclusion and Governance Lab, spoke to ABC News about Facebook’s recent six-hour outage and its immense significance for our society.
Last year, five William & Mary alums were selected to participate in the 2021 Governor’s Fellows Program. The Department of Government at William & Mary is delighted to announce that all of them have accepted positions in the Office of the Governor, the administration, and within the Virginia State government.
Despite the raging fires consuming the western United States and the resurgence of COVID, the US is more polarized than ever, and it seems like the polarization will continue to worsen.
Dr. Stephen E. Hanson of the Government Department recently co-authored an opinion piece titled “Why can’t we mandate anything” with Dr. Jeffrey S. Kopstein for The Hill. In this article, Dr. Hanson and Dr. Kopstein describe the drive behind the resistance against the COVID vaccines and other COVID mandates as “[t]he resistance to standard health measures is part of a broad global decline in how people see the legitimacy of apolitical, rational state bureaucracies.”
Its first study, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, demonstrated the profound impact — but also the challenges — of reducing the smartphone gender gap in emerging economies.
Rani D. Mullen is an associate professor of government at William & Mary. Her research and teaching focus is on democratization and development in South Asia, and democracy and state building in India and Afghanistan in particular.
If Blackstone is a small pond, then Billy Coleburn ’90 is a big fish as both mayor of the 3,600-person Southside Virginia town and editor of the independently owned Courier-Record newspaper.
Dr. Paula Pickering, the Richard S. Perles Professor of Government, recently co-authored an article titled “Individualized Text Messages about Public Services Fail to Sway Voters: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Ugandan Elections” in the Journal of Experimental Political Science.
The Department of Government welcomes Dr. Kelebogile Zvobgo as its newest Assistant Professor and thanks Dr. Zvobgo for taking the time to speak with us.
Dr. Jaime Settle, Associate Professor of the Department of Government, spoke with NPR's All Things Considered on outrage politics as a business model. More specifically, the story focused on Ben Shapiro, a conservative podcast host, and the success and popularity his website, The Daily Wire, has found on Facebook.
If you walked inside the Chi Omega sorority house on a typical afternoon in the early 2000s, you probably would have seen sorority sisters gathered in pajamas on the couch with hot drinks and snacks, watching C-SPAN or White House press conferences.
Alison Larkin wins George Grayson Scholarship for Best Seminar Paper
Five William & Mary alumni have been selected to participate in the 2021 Governor’s Fellows Program June 1-July 31, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced recently.
It’s not uncommon for William & Mary’s Student Assembly to be staffed and led by women and men studying government. But few SA administrations have drawn more government students—or had an effect as welcome—as that led by government major Anthony “A.J.” Joseph ’21. His leadership, and that of his team, encouraged the university to rename several buildings on campus this academic year—including the Government Department’s home.
Following a consultative and thorough process established earlier this year, William & Mary’s Board of Visitors voted Friday to rename two campus buildings and name one campus structure to honor trailblazing alumni who helped open the door for marginalized people at both the university and beyond.
Emma Freiling Wins George Grayson Scholarship for Best Seminar Paper
Sharan Grewal is an assistant professor of government at William & Mary and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. His research examines democratization, religion, and civil-military relations in the Arab world, especially Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria.
A statement from William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe and Provost Peggy Agouris in support of members of our Asian & Pacific Islander American community.
Dr. Kelebogile Zvobgo is the founder and director of the International Justice Lab (IJL) at William & Mary's Global Research Institute, which brings together faculty and students to conduct research on human rights, transitional justice, and international law and courts.
Put Racial Justice at Center of the Biden-Harris Transition Plan
The ICC says it can investigate Israel’s alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories. Netanyahu and Biden object.
Foreign Policy Begins at Home
William & Mary alumni have a long history of service at the highest levels of government — a legacy stretching from George Washington (who received his surveyor’s license at William & Mary in 1749) to our current Chancellor, Bob Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98, former Secretary of Defense.
W&M Associate Professor of Government Marcus Holmes has run more than 8,000 miles since joining online physical training program Zwift in 2018, an accomplishment that opened an opportunity for him to chat with British comedian/actor Eddie Izzard during a recent virtual marathon.
The Alumni Medallion is the highest award the Alumni Association can bestow on a graduate of William & Mary.
Government Professor Kelebogile Zvobgo wrote an op-ed for Foreign Policy in response to the January 6, 2021 siege on the U.S. Capitol.
In the wake of last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, William & Mary News spoke with Timothy Zick, nationally recognized free speech expert and John Marshall Professor of Government and Citizenship at William & Mary Law School.
Earlier this month, Dalton Bennett '10, published a video about how exhalation patterns can carry virus particles and transmit COVID-19.
Professor Jaime Settle appears as guest on WHRV public media discussing conspiracy theories and misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
To better understand how politics play out online, W&M News spoke with Jaime Settle, associate professor of government at William & Mary. She is the director of the Social Networks and Political Psychology Lab and her book, Frenemies: How Social Media Polarizes America, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.
When the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the first coronavirus vaccine, Operation Warp Speed’s distribution plans sprang into action — and so did two William & Mary alumni.
Read about our 2020 virtual homecoming event "Untangling the Train Wreck Government Faculty Discuss the Presidential Election."
When he started at W&M as a freshman with an interest in government, Aidan Gosset ’22 had no idea he’d end up creating his own major focused on education. It soon became his goal as he began taking classes within the interdisciplinary Minor in Educational Studies offered by the W&M School of Education.
Rebecca Green, co-director of W&M's Election Law Program, explains what comes next in the American democratic process.
Mullen was recently quoted in Sputnik International, in an article discussing the Indian-American community and its impact on elections in the United States.
Tanu Kumar joins Government as a Faculty Affiliate this fall, read on to learn about her research and experience.
W&M’s Teaching, Research and International Policy Project works overtime to inform public about critical international relations topics in lead up to election.
Norfolk Delegate Jay Jones, the Fall 2020 Baxter/Ward Fellow in Government at William & Mary, will present a virtual public lecture on “Inside Virginia’s Voter Rights Revolution: How the General Assembly Increased Access to the Ballot.”
Students, faculty, and staff are invited for an online conversation about the Presidential election, the legal issues in play, and possible outcomes.
Virtual Homecoming event, Untangling the Train Wreck: Govt. Faculty Discuss the Presidential Election.
On Monday, September 28, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy hosted a virtual panel for 30 students interested in pursuing a health policy career.
What’s it like to see William & Mary from both sides of the classroom — as a student and then as a faculty member? We spoke with alumni faculty members to see what it's like to come full circle.
Government Professors Peterson, Tierney & Maliniak publish a new book called Bridging the Theory-Practice Divide in International Relations. Book published by Georgetown University Press.
W&M Assistant Professor Mackenzie Israel-Trummel, who teaches a course on survey and polling analysis, says predicting the election outcome could be difficult under current circumstances.
In her award-winning paper, W&M student Megan Hogan ’21 examines the use of deepfake technology as a form of national defense. Now she plans to combat disinformation during the 2020 Presidential election.
Professor Mackenzie Israel-Trummel joins the Government Department faculty in time for the Fall 2020 semester.
William & Mary students and faculty have formalized and expanded several programs focusing on equity issues in the local community, and added new ones, with the establishment of the Social Justice Policy Initiative in the sociology department.
Read the current article by Professors Kelebogile Zvobgo (W&M) and Meredith Loken (UMass- Amherst) analyzing "Why Race Matters in International Relations," published this summer in Foreign Policy magazine.
Professor Phil Roessler + former students publish "Cash Crop Revolution, Colonialism and Legacies of Spatial Inequality: Evidence from Africa" via Centre for the Study of African Economies.
Government Department alumna, Maggie Dean, writes "Rising Tides of Terrorism" for the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
NYT author quotes Professor Settle's research in article discussing the affects of polarization and individual's views on current public health recommendations concerning the corona virus.
Established in 2009 by Joseph J. Plumeri II '66, D.P.S. '11, the Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence recognize and cultivate core virtues that distinguish outstanding faculty members and define excellence at William & Mary.