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Talking politics: The surprising consequences of innocent conversation

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In an era of worries over fake news, who can be trusted? Taylor Carlson studies the effects of interpersonal political communication, especially on social media.

PhD Candidate Luwei Ying Wins MPSA Pi Sigma Alpha Award

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Congratulations to PhD candidate Luwei Ying! Her paper, "Govern the Ungoverned: How State Presence Leads to Civil Conflict" has won the Pi Sigma Alpha Award. The Pi Sigma Alpha Award is an award for the best paper presented at the annual MPSA conference, and is sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.

PhD Candidate David Miller Writes Article For Political Science Now

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Congratulations to PhD candidate David Miller. His article, "Late to the Party (Nomination)" How Primary Election Timing Disadvantages Missouri Voters" has been posted in Political Science Now.

Professor Tavits Named William Taussig Professor in Art & Sciences

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We are pleased to announce that Margit Tavits has been named the William Taussig Professor in Arts & Sciences. This endowed chair is in recognition of Margit’s standing as an outstanding and innovative international scholar. A formal installation ceremony will be held in the 2020-21 academic year.

Professor Carter Publishes in International Organization

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Congratulations to Professor David Carter and co-author, Paul Poast, for publishing their article " Barriers to Trade: How Border Walls Affect Trade Relations" in International Organization.

PhD Candidate Luwei Ying Wins MPSA Best Paper Award

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Congratulations to PhD candidate Luwei Ying! Her paper, "Govern the Ungoverned: How State Presence Leads to Civil Conflict" has been chosen as the winner of the Best Paper in International Relations Award following the 2019 MPSA Annual Conference. Additionally, her paper has been nominated for consideration by the Pi Sigma Alpha Award committee which recognizes the best paper from the conference overall.

Professor Tavits and Former/Current Graduate Students Paper Accepted at APSR

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Congratulations to Professor Margit Tavits, PhD graduate Jonathan Homola, and PhD candidate Miguel Pereira! Their paper, "Legacies of the Third Reich: Concentration Camps and Outgroup Intolerance" has been accepted for publication in the American Political Science Review.

Professor Lucas Publishes Article in Science

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Congratulations to Professor Chris Lucas and co-authors on publishing their article "Universality and diversity in human song” in Science.

PhD Candidate Ryan Johnson Paper Accepted at Economica

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Congratulations to PhD candidate Ryan Johnson! His paper, "The Role of Lane in Temperate and Tropical Agriculture" has been accepted for publication at Economica.

Norman Schofield, Professor in Political Science, 1944-2019

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Norman Schofield, the William Taussig Professor of Political Economy in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in St. Louis, surrounded by family. He was 75.

Professor Carter Publishes in The Washington Post

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Congrats to Professor David Carter and co-authors John Chin and Joesph Wright on publishing a Monkey Cage article on The Washington Post website about recent claims of a "coup attemp" in the US, of which their research was based on the topic. Their article was titled, "No, the Trump impeachment inquiry is not a coup".

Professor Carter Publishes in International Organization

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Congratulations to Professor David Carter and co-author Scott Abramson of University of Rochester, on the acceptance of their paper, "Systemic Instability and the Emergence of Border Disputes" by International Organization, the top-ranked political science journal by impact factor in 2018.