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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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.