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Spring 2019: Apply for special student programs and opportunities now

October 04, 2018

Spring 2019 planning is underway and students should be making arrangements to plan their course schedules. ...

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Gov. Jerry Brown appoints political science major as newest student trustee

August 18, 2018

Governor Jerry Brown appointed Juan F. Garcia, to the California State University Board of Trustees on August 13, 20...

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The Department of Political Science is hiring two professors to start in the 2019-2020 academic year

August 14, 2018

In Fall 2018, a faculty search committee are seeking applicants for two separate tenure-track positions at the rank o...

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The Department of Political Science promotes and tenures two of its outstanding faculty members

August 10, 2018

Congratulations to Mario Guerrero and Marc Scarcelli, who have both been tenured and received promotion to the rank o...

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The Undergraduate Journal of Political Science publishes its third volume

July 30, 2018

Congratulations to the high-acheiving students of the department who have published their work in our third iteration...

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Mario Guerrero awarded American Political Science Association grant

July 12, 2018

Congratulations to Mario Guerrero, who along with several colleagues, received a special projects fund grant from the...

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Congratulations to Neil Chaturvedi on his recent engagement

June 25, 2018

Special congratulations to Neil Chaturvedi and his fianceé, Vanessa, on their recent engagement and upcoming...

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Renford Reese publishes "100 Countries: A Travel Guide"

June 24, 2018

Congratulations to Renford Reese on the publication of his latest book, 100 Countries: A Travel Guide":The great...

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The Department of Political Science graduates the Class of 2018

June 11, 2018

Congratulations to the graduates of the Department of Political Science, Class of 2018. This senior class marks the ...

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Mario Guerrero named Faculty Fellow for the Office of Undergraduate Research

June 08, 2018

Congratulations to Mario Guerrero who has been named the 2018-2019 Faculty Fellow for the Office of Undergraduate Res...

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Political Science Club holds annual banquet recognizing student award winners

May 21, 2018

On Friday, May 18, the Political Science Club hosted the annual banquet. The department recognized a number of studen...

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Brady Collins examines how local media frames ethnic neighborhoods in new Urban Affairs Review manuscript

May 13, 2018

Dr. Collins recently published his manuscript Putting Culture on the Map: Media Discourse and the Urban Growth Machi...

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Dr. Mario Guerrero is elected to the Western Political Science Association's Executive Council

May 05, 2018

Dr. Mario Guerrero has been elected to the WPSA Executive Council with a term beginning in 2019. At this past meeting...

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Sign up for Summer 2018 courses and graduate!

April 30, 2018

It's time to register for classes in summer 2018, the last opportunity to take courses in the quarter system at Cal P...

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'Political Campaign Management' course offers students the chance to interact with alumni who have been elected to office

April 11, 2018

Dr. Charles Gossett, a visiting professor and Interim Director of the MPA program, has successfully brought back one ...

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Guerrero at the Trump panel

Dr. Mario Guerrero participates in panel featuring local experts debating the success of the Trump administration

April 05, 2018

This article appears in the April 5, 2018 edition of the Citrus College newspaper, The Clarion.  Faculty mem...

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Conference in SF

Drs. Chaturvedi, Gossett, Guerrero, and Nyenhuis present their research at Western Political Science Association Conference

April 05, 2018

Closely adhering to the 'Teacher-Scholar' model at Cal Poly Pomona, several of our professors traveled to the annual ...

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Cal Poly Pomona Model UN Team awarded 'Distinguished Delegation' at New York Conference

April 03, 2018

Cal Poly Pomona's award-winning National Model United Nations team has once again brought home multiple awards. This ...

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Over 100 seniors present their original research projects at annual Senior Conference

March 01, 2018

Over 100 seniors in our major gathered together on Friday, February 23 to present their senior capstone projects to...

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Dr. Neil Chaturvedi explores the effect of early voting in new journal manuscript

February 28, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Neil Chaturvedi and his co-author Peter Miller who recently had their work published in Journa...

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Dr. Reese's Criminal Justice class visits the California Institute for Men

February 17, 2018

Dr. Renford Reese's Political Science 304: Criminal Justice course had the distinct pleasure of visiting and touring...

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First Female CPP student selected for Sacramento Semester Program

January 20, 2018

Political Science student, Clarissa Lemus, was accepted into the prestigious Sacramento Semester Program. Clarissa i...

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The department welcomes two new professors: Drs. Brady Collins and Charles Gossett

September 29, 2017

The Department of Political Science is proud to announce the arrival of two new professors to our department. Dr. Br...

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Dr. Robert Nyenhuis named visiting scholar at the Centre for Social Science Research

September 28, 2017

This past summer, Dr. Robert Nyenhuis, a faculty member in our Political Science department had the opportunity to s...

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Dr. Jill Hargis promoted to full professor of political science

September 27, 2017

Beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year, Dr. Jill Hargis has been promoted to full professor of political science. ...

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Renford Reese: Trump ignites consciousness of black pro athletes

September 27, 2017

Department professor Dr. Renford Reese, recently published an op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Daily...

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Renford Reese: Trump’s failure of moral leadership is consequential

August 18, 2017

Department professor Dr. Renford Reese, recently published an op-ed piece in the San Bernardino Sun...

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Dr. Marc Scarcelli explores Iraqi civil war in new manuscript for Civil Wars

August 10, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Marc Scarcelli who recently had his work published in Civil Wars. Civil Wars publishe...

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Dr. Neil Chaturvedi explores the effect of Citizens United in new Forum manuscript

August 01, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Neil Chaturvedi and his co-author Coleen Holloway who recently had their work published in&...

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Dr. Mario Guerrero awarded a RAND Faculty Leader Fellowship

July 12, 2017

Dr. Mario Guerrero has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the RAND Corporation. Dr. Mario Guerrero has been a...

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NBC 4 covers the success of Dr. Renford Reese's Reintegration Academy

June 20, 2017

Patrick Healy of the Los Angeles NBC News affiliate covered our very own Renford Reese's Reintegration Academy.&#...

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Renford Reese: Could Obama have gotten away with Trump's actions?

June 20, 2017

Department professor Dr. Renford Reese, recently published an op-ed piece in the Inland Valley Dail...

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Dr. David Speak named 2017 Provost Awardee for Excellence in Service

May 22, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. David Speak who was named the 2017 Provost Awardee for Excellence in Service.  Profes...

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Dr. Renford Reese releases his new book, The Failed Experiment, available for download now

May 15, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Renford Reese who has published his ninth book, The Failed Experiment. The book is cu...

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Dr. Sandra Emerson and Dr. Jing Wang publish survey research from the California legislature

May 09, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Emerson and Dr. Jing Wang who recently had their co-authored manuscript published in Pu...

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Ashling Kelly '17 wins second place at CSU-wide Student Research Competition

May 01, 2017

Over the weekend, senior Ashling Kelly presented her senior thesis at the 32nd annual California State University Stu...

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Sign up for Summer 2017 Courses and Graduate!

April 24, 2017

It's time to register for the Summer 2017 Quarter! The Department of Political Science offers courses designed to hel...

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Course Schedule for 2017-2018 Academic Year Has Been Announced

April 20, 2017

To check out the tentative schedule of classes for the 2017-2018 academic school year, click here.  Class of...

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In Memoriam: Professor Leopoldo Lovelace

April 04, 2017

Dr. Leopoldo Lovelace passed away March 27, 2017 from cancer. Dr. Lovelace taught International Relations and Americ...

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Cal Poly Pomona's MUN Wins Outstanding Delegation

April 03, 2017

The Cal Poly Pomona Model United Nations (MUN) team won an "Outstanding Delegation" award at the National M...

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Cal Poly Pomona's Mock Trial Team has a successful 2016-2017 season

April 01, 2017

On Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend, Cal Poly Mock Trial competed in Tucson, Arizona, at the annual Gunslinger Mock ...

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Two political science majors win Cal Poly Pomona Student Research Conference

March 04, 2017

The Cal Poly Pomona Student Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference (CPP Student RSCA Conference) ...

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Political science seniors present their final projects at day long conference

March 01, 2017

Seniors from the Department of Political Science will present their capstone projects to a campus-wide audience. This...

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Study Human Rights with Global Youth Connect in Colombia, Rwanda and Tanzania

March 01, 2017

Global Youth Connect is pleased to announce 3 short-term programs for students interested in studying human rights i...

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Dr. Neil Chaturvedi explores US Senate moderates in new Social Sciences Quarterly manuscript

February 15, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Neil Chaturvedi who recently had his work published in Social Science Quarterly. Social Scienc...

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Dr. Renford Reese's Criminal Justice class visits the California Rehabilitation Center

February 14, 2017

This quarter, Dr. Renford Reese is teaching Political Science 304: Criminal Justice. As part of this course, students...

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The Undergraduate Journal of Political Science is accepting submissions

January 26, 2017

The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Undergraduate Journal of Political Science is a yearly publicatio...

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Apply for the 2017-2018 Panetta Internship!

January 13, 2017

The Panetta Institute Congressional Internship in Washington, D.C., which hosts students from mid-August through mid-...

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Apply to study abroad with the Political Science Department in Dubai & Hong Kong by 2/1

January 13, 2017

This fascinating Study Abroad program will give students a superb opportunity to explore the history, culture, and de...

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Dr. Neil Chaturvedi explores Lyndon Johnson's legacy in new Legislative Studies Quarterly manuscript

January 08, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Neil Chaturvedi who recently had his work published in Legislative Studies Quarterly....

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Dr. Renford Reese: Trump's magic show is over

November 14, 2016

Department professor Dr. Renford Reese, recently published an op-ed piece in the San Bernardino Sun. The Sa...

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Political Science Department to assemble the avengers to discuss the presidential election

November 13, 2016

Presidential Election ForumThursday, November 17 12:00-1:00pmLibrary 4829 - Special Events Room Join us for a specia...

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Political science professors meet to discuss the presidential debates

November 01, 2016

For the past three presidential debates, various professors met to discuss the presidential debates in real time. Ou...

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Conversations with Trump: Sign up to talk about the 2016 presidential election

October 19, 2016

Join us for a conversation! During summer orientations, freshmen and new transfer students were given an The...

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news and events

Spring 2019 course: Apply to be a Judicial Intern by this Thursday, October 18

October 15, 2016

The Judicial Internship program for Spring 2019 is now accepting applications. Students spend Monday and Wednesday mo...

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Dr. Renford Reese: Republicans created Donald Trump, their albatross

October 11, 2016

Department professor Dr. Renford Reese, recently published an op-ed piece in the Inland Empire Daily Bulletin.&#...

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Dr. David Speak elected chair of Cal Poly Pomona Academic Senate

October 06, 2016

Dr. David Speak has been elected the chair of the Cal Poly Pomona Academic Senate for the remainder of the 2016-2017 ...

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Two political science majors receive prestigious President's Council Scholarship for 2016

October 05, 2016

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce that two of our undergraduate students received the univer...

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Apply for Judicial Internship, Political Science Club E-Board, and Model UN for 2016-2017

October 04, 2016

The application process is now open for two special extracurricular opportunities that students should take advantage...

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Dr. Mario Guerrero elected president of the APSA Latino Caucus

September 17, 2016

At the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia, the Latino Caucus elected facult...

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New faculty member, Dr. Robert Nyenhuis, joins the department

September 13, 2016

New faculty member, Dr. Robert Nyenhuis, who earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, irvine, joins the De...

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The Political Science Club announces brand new peer mentoring program

September 02, 2016

The Political Science Club is proud to announce the Political Science Peer Mentoring Program which has the support ...

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Dr. Jill Hargis is elected as CLASS senator to the Academic Senate

August 31, 2016

Dr. Jill Hargis has been elected as a senator to the Cal Poly Pomona Academic Senate. The Academic Senate is the offi...

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Dr. Mario Guerrero explores how the Internet affects citizenship norms in new manuscript

July 18, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Mario Guerrero who recently had his work published in the Journal of Information, Technology, ...

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Summer Reading: Inside the Mind of Donald Trump

June 30, 2016

In the 2016 presidential election, Republican nominee Donald Trump has thrown this year’s contest for Presi...

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Dr. Mario Guerrero named Cal Poly Pomona Outstanding Advisor

June 15, 2016

Dr. Mario Guerrero was named Cal Poly Pomona Outstanding Advisor for the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Science...

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The department introduces the inaugural issue of the Undergraduate Journal of Political Science

May 30, 2016

The Department of Political Science is proud to introduce the inaugural issues showcasing the research and work of ou...

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Dr. Marc Scarcelli delivers talk on Islamophobia at CPP's TEDx Conference

May 25, 2016

On April 7, 2016, Professor Marc Scarcelli was invited to speak at our university's TEDxCPP Conference. TEDx...

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Dr. Jill Hargis moderates discussion with James Carville and Mary Matalin

January 29, 2016

As part of the university's Kellogg Distinguished Lecture Series, Cal Poly Pomona welcomed political strategists Jame...

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Apply for the 2016-2017 Panetta Internship!

January 22, 2016

The Panetta Institute Congressional Internship in Washington, D.C., which hosts students from mid-August through mid-...

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Apply for Judicial Internship and Model UN for 2015-2016

October 15, 2015

The application process is now open for two special extracurricular opportunities that students should take advantage...

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Two students receive prestigious President's Council Scholarship for 2015

October 05, 2015

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce that two of our students received the university-wide Pres...

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On Campus

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Academic Year!

September 09, 2015

This year promises to be another exciting academic year as the department continues to grow. This year, we welcome&am...

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Chaturvedi

New faculty member, Dr. Neil Chaturvedi, joins the department

August 20, 2015

New faculty member Assistant Professor Neil Chaturvedi, who earned his Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine, j...

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Comparative

Job Opening in Comparative Politics

August 01, 2015

The Political Science Department in the College of Letters Arts and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic U...

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Dr. Mario Guerrero explores how the Internet is changing offline political behavior in edited volume

April 08, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Mario Guerrero who recently had his work published in Controlling the Message: New Media in Am...

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2015 Senior Thesis Conference Participants

Class of 2015 to Present Research at Senior Thesis Conference

February 20, 2015

Our seniors will be presenting their efforts and projects from the Senior Thesis capstone projects this coming Friday...

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Maddy Internship

Maddy Local Internship Application Deadline Extended to March 15

February 18, 2015

Details available here: http://www.maddyinstitute.com/scholar-internship-program/.

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news and events

Political Science Welcomes Two New Professors

January 01, 2015

Dr. Marc Scarcelli and Dr. Neil Chaturvedi to join the department in tenure-track positions this coming Fall July 5, ...

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Professor Reese

Professor Reese Delivers TEDx Talk to Prison Inmates

July 16, 2014

Political Science Professor Renford Reese recently gave a TEDx talk to inmates at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe. Re...

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New Hire in American Politics for Fall 2015

New Hire in American Politics for Fall 2015

July 01, 2014

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in American politics beginning F...

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news and events

Scholar-in-Residence Hilda Solis Elected County Supervisor

June 10, 2014

Former student is serving in a leadership capacity to the citizens and county of Los Angeles.

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