Welcome to all alumni!
Political science majors are accomplishing incredible things in Michigan and all around the world. We love to hear from you! If you'd be interested in being featured in one of our spotlights, send an email to email@example.com with a picture and some or all of the following:
If you are looking to make contact with fellow alumni, check out the GVSU PLS and IR alumni Facebook group.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Periodically, the Political Science Department is asked by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to invite a Political Science or International Relations alumnus to campus for the Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence program. The program provides a venue for departments to invite outstanding alumni back to campus to share their post-graduation experiences with the GVSU community. Through the program, our distinguished alumni have the opportunity to share their insights about what constitutes strong academic preparation for students.
Political Science and International Relations Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence:
James Spaanstra 2005
Edward Cardenas 2006
Bob Monaghan 2007
James Meernik 2010
Nerina Cevra 2012
Richard Damstra 2015
February 05, 2016
Registration for Student Scholars Day is opening soon! REMEMBER: it is so important that you showcase your academic work! Do not miss this amazing opportunity!
January 26, 2016
The Political Science Department is proud to announce Professor Miller-Adam's research was a leading influence in the White House this past week! Download her book here!
January 22, 2016
The Political Science Department is proud to announce the publication of Professor Donald Zinman's book: The Heir Apparent Presidency
December 15, 2015
The Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University, building on the work of Professor Andy Schlewitz, received a Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to collect oral histories of Michigan migrant workers.
November 17, 2015
Political Science minor Mollie Smith founds BRCAn't Stop Me.
As a part of the Great Decisions Global Discussion Series, Mr.Goei, the former owner of Eastern Floral who now leads Michigan's Office for New Americans discussed how Michigan receives the third...
The Department of Political Science and International Relations program are holding our third annual Outstanding Paper Award competition. We invite all students who major or minor (including...
The Henry Internship places a GVSU student in the Washington, D.C. offices of one of Michigan’s U.S. Representatives or Senators during the spring/summer 2016 session. Students may also...
When it comes to climate change, the local can impact the global! Former Mayor Heartwell draws on his decades of work creating a more sustainable Grand Rapids and insights gained for...
Though 70% of Americans believe the U.S. should prevent mass atrocities world wide, according to a recent study by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, how do we do it? Dr. O'Bannon discusses...