Department News


PhD student Jian Xu has received the David A. Lake Award for Best Paper Presented at the 2019 IPES Conference for his paper “MNC Lawsuit Outcomes in Authoritarian Courts: Evidence from New Litigation Data.” 


New Class - POLS 343: Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations

Taught by Emory alum Eric Tanenblatt, this course will consider how and
why national, state, and local governments in the American federal system interact
(or fail to interact) to resolve important public policy problems,
such as infrastructure, healthcare, economic development, and homeland security/disaster preparedness. This course will feature weekly guest
speakers from every level of government, allowing students to hear
first-hand from those on the front line and provide a practical overview
of the workings of government.
SoWEPS is a biannual workshop that brings together scholars in the Southeastern region that
use rigorous, creative empirical methods to study important topics in comparative politics and international relations. The inaugural meeting was hosted by Emory University's Department of Political Science in October 2019.







The 2019 EITM Institute brought together graduate students and faculty visitors from throughout the country and abroad for three weeks of conversations and training in theoretical models and empirical research in the discipline. 





Klehr bookcover


Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus Harvey Klehr, known for his research on the American Communist movement and Soviet espionage in America, has a new book out.  The Millionaire was a Soviet Mole: The Twisted Life of David Karr, is now in print. 


Klehr photo


Richard F. Doner, Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science, retired at the end of the 2018-19 academic year. Since arriving at Emory in 1986 Dr. Doner has distinguished himself as a prolific scholar and highly-regarded teacher, known for his exemplary commitment to service at Emory.  His teaching interests have focused on the politics of Southeast Asia; labor and development; and cooperation and conflict. As Emeritus Professor, Dr. Doner will continue to teach an advanced seminar on the Politics of Public Health. We are grateful to Professor Doner for his continued contributions to the Emory community.


PhD student Travis Curtice has been selected as a 2019-2020 United States Institute of Peace/Minerva Peace Scholar Fellow, and was awarded the Lynne Rienner Award for best graduate paper presented at ISA-Midwest.

Szewczyk Wiener

Congratulations to PhD students James Szewczyk and Elizabeth Wiener who were selected for the inaugural class of Tom Carsey Scholars. The Carsey Scholar travel grants were established to recognize high quality research on state politics conducted by graduate students in political science.