Study Abroad

Political Science students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of GVSU's many study abroad opportunities.

Click here for our helpful Study Abroad Guide for PLS

Also, check out GVSU's Padnos International Center an incredible resource for students contemplating study abroad.

The GVSU Political Science department has recently developed a GVSU Partnership Student Exchange program with two universities in Perugia, Italy, the sister city of Grand Rapids. Students are expected to have completed the equivalent of four semesters of Italian language to participate. Click here for more information.

 

Spotlights

Erik Lazdins

Lobbyist for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Kara Cook

Policy Advisor, Executive Office of Governor Whitmer

Andrea Haverdink

Political Consultant, Organizer, Activist

Tyler Nickerson

First Vice President of Commercial Banking, Amalgamated Bank

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News

FREE POLITICAL SCIENCE TUTORING!

January 20, 2020

Tutors can help with content questions, study strategies, and exam review. Please visit www.gvsu.edu/tc to sign up & request a tutor. WHERE: Tutoring Center 11015 Residence Drive 201 Kliener Commons Or TBD by tutor at an on-campus location

Professors Richards and Zhao Publish Study of the Chinese Legal System

December 20, 2019

Professors Mark Richards and Yi Zhao teamed up for a research project on how the legal concept of the public figure, central to libel cases in the U.S., has now spread to the Chinese legal system.

DEAN ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT MARSHALS FOR FALL 2019

November 26, 2019

Dean Fred Antczak is pleased to announce that serving as commencement marshals will be Professor Polly Diven of Political Science and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein of the School of Communication.

International Relations Students Simulate Response to Calamitous Global Event

November 18, 2019

International Relations Students Simulate Response to Calamitous Global Event

Paul B. Henry Internship Announcement

September 30, 2019

Paul B. Henry Internship

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Events

HRT Film Series: Blood Diamond

January 29, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Set during the 1990’s civil war in Sierra Leone, this film tells the story of two men, a white South African mercenary (Leonardo DiCaprio) and a black Mende fisherman (Djimon Hounsou) who form...

What Can I Do with an International Relations or Political Science Degree?

February 11, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Come hear from a panel of GVSU IR and PLS alumni about their career paths since graduating. Alumni Panelists include: Ileana Cardenas McAlary, Associate General Counsel, Wolverine Worldwide Kara...

THE GLOBAL EXPRESS: CHINA'S INTERNET CENSORSHIP AND SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM

February 12, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Global Express is a public forum on global affairs and current events on Wednesdays through the winter semester. Join us on February 12 when Dr. Meghan Cai, Assistant Professor for Modern...

HRT Film Series: On Her Shoulders

February 20, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This documentary follows Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old reluctant human rights activist, who works tirelessly to bring international attention to the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq. A refugee...

THE GLOBAL EXPRESS: THE CHILEAN UPRISING AND MILITARY RESPONSE

February 26, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Global Express is a public forum on global affairs and current events on Wednesdays through the winter semester. Join us on February 26 when Dr. Joel Stillerman, Professor of Sociology talks...

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