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Department of Political Science
University of Mississippi

The Haley Barbour Center for the Study of American Politics


The Haley Barbour Center for the Study of American Politics serves to increase interest in and knowledge of American politics, especially campaigns and elections. The Barbour Center advances three major elements in support of the Department of Political Science.
Haley Barbour with faculty member and students

  1. The Barbour Center supports opportunities for students interested in American politics, especially in the area of campaigns and elections. This support ranges from supporting guest speakers to scholarships for experiential learning.
  2. The Barbour Center supports public discussion of and education about campaigns and elections, as an informed electorate produces a more vibrant democracy. These activities can include public lectures, teacher education, and more.
  3. The Barbour Center supports the pursuit of academic excellence in research in American politics. By supporting research of faculty and students, the Center creates new opportunities for developing knowledge. This support also raises the profile of the Department and the University.

The Barbour Center is the centerpiece on campus for work on American politics. By encompassing students, community, and scholarship, the Center facilitates all the core missions of the University of Mississippi.

The Barbour Center in the News

Study USA trip to DC meeting Haley Barbour

Winter Session Students Get Close-Up Look at Government in D.C.

Course through Haley Barbour Center for Study of American Politics features visit to nation’s capital OXFORD, Miss. – While many of their peers slept in or otherwise relaxed during the winter break, eight University of Mississippi students...
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Political Science class in Washington, DC

Barbour Center Offers Insider’s View of Washington

New American politics program holds class in Oxford and D.C. April 4, 2019 by Michael Newsom The UM Haley Barbour Center for the Study of American Politics recently sent seven students to Washington to network and get an up-close view of national...
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Haley Barbour

Haley Barbour

The Barbour Center is named for Haley Barbour, a UM alumnus and a major architect of national politics who served two terms as governor of Mississippi.

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