Departmental News

Four Political Studies Students Win for their Research Presentations at VIU's Create 2023 Conference

Create Winners

Pictured above from left to right are our Political Studies student Create presentation winners: Tina, Brandon, Jasmine, and Leah. Two of the four presented research from Dr. Jocelyne Praud’s course Gender and Politics and two presented research from Dr. Lauren Touchant's Comparative Public Policy course. Congratulations to all!

Announcing our 2023 Political Studies Department Essay Prize Winners

Congratulations to Kyle Smith who won the lower-level essay contest prize for his paper, written for Dr. Jocelyne Praud’s POLI 100 class, entitled “Orbán’s Hungary and the Course of Illiberal Democracy.”

Congratulations to Jeremy Perkins who won the upper-level essay contest prize for his essay, written for Dr. Mark William’s POLI 332 class, entitled “The Future of Rentier States in the Middle East.”

The Department would like to thank all students who submitted their excellent papers. Stay tuned for details of our 2024 essay contest.