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UM honors student and Truman Scholar finalist Madeleine Dotson visits the Colosseum in Rome while studying classics in Italy. Submitted photo

UM Student Named Truman Scholar Finalist

Triple major seeks to solve international social, environmental problems FEBRUARY 27, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT From Morocco to Japan, Madeleine Dotson has traveled the world studying issues related to disaster relief, sustainability and climate change. The junior Arabic, economics and political science major at the University of Mississippi has been selected as a finalist for […]

Students in the university’s Applied Politics winter intersession course tour the Capitol during their time in Washington, D.C., in January. The group got a behind-the-scenes look at the running of national politics. Photo courtesy of Carly O’Leary/BGR Group

Students Learn ‘Real Politics’ in Washington, D.C., Winter Session

UM applied politics course takes participants to nation’s capital to see changemakers in action FEBRUARY 6, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Eleven University of Mississippi students spent their winter break learning about the people who work behind the scenes of the American government in Washington, D.C. Lead by Jonathan Klingler, assistant professor of political science, the […]

Susan Allen

Political Science Professor Advises UN Security Council Members

Co-authors book lauded by South Korean diplomats JANUARY 9, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT A University of Mississippi professor’s new book is catching the attention of international peacekeepers. Susan Allen, associate professor of political science, recently co-authored “Bargaining in the UN Security Council: Setting the Global Agenda.” The book (Oxford University Press, 2022) examines the factors […]

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Interview: Professor Conor M. Dowling

UM political scientist explains what mid-term results could mean for the US NOVEMBER 9, 2022 Conor M. Dowling, professor of political science at the University of Mississippi, joined WTVA 9 News TODAY in Tupelo to talk about what the November 8 election mid-term results could mean for the country. What are the most significant aspects […]

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Researcher Leads Study of How Leaders Respond to Crises

Gregory Love receives federal grant for collaborative project NOVEMBER 9, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Understanding how elected leaders respond to crisis situations, and how voters judge them for their responses, can provide clues to a nation’s political stability and the accountability of its leaders. That’s the goal of a study headed by a University […]

Beloved Political Science Professor Mourned by Campus Community

Mississippi constitution expert John W. Winkle III leaves impressive legacy at UM NOVEMBER 1, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT John W. Winkle III was a monumental figure at the University of Mississippi. He won virtually every teaching award the university offers, served as chair of the Department of Political Science more than once and contributed to […]

Thomas Lee, a graduate student in the UM School of Journalism and New Media, encourages other Ole Miss students to 'put themselves out there' when looking at internship and employment opportunities. The Gulfport native took a chance and landed a summer internship at ad agency network BBDO Worldwide. Submitted photo

Putting Yourself Out There

UM students land jobs with BBDO Worldwide AUGUST 12, 2022 BY LAREECA RUCKER When Kirsten Flanik, president and CEO of BBDO New York, spoke during an Overby Center presentation last year at the University of Mississippi, she mentioned that the company was interested in interviewing more students from the School of Journalism and New Media. Flanik […]

University of Mississippi political science students in Dr. Matthew Becker’s study abroad class at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Students Visit Embassy in Sarajevo


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Haley Barbour Inducted into the AAPC Hall of Fame

JUNE 14, 2022 OLE MISS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BGR Founding Partner Haley Barbour (JD 73) was recently honored by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC)—America’s largest and only bipartisan network of political professionals—as an inductee into the AAPC Hall of Fame. Inducted along with Governor Barbour were Alexander Gage and Mandy Grunwald. AAPC annually selects […]

Faculty in the News: Commentary on Russia

May 23, 2022 Susan Hannah Allen, associate professor of political science at the University of Mississippi, was asked to write for Nature on the impacts and implications of sanctions on Russia. “The uncertain impact of sanctions on Russia In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a broad swathe of countries have imposed a bevy […]