Tag: politics

October 30, 2019

In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with Seth Hill, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science UCSD. Hill studies how citizens motivate politician behavior.

They discuss representation, elections, and some extras just for you!

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October 16, 2019


In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks with Leah Stokes. Stokes, a public scholar, is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and affiliated with the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

They discuss the building of community on social media, being a public scholar, how politics is the barrier real work on climate change, her upcoming book, and many other things.

What a time to study political science and the climate?!

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Twitter: @BedrosianCenter

October 8, 2019

Soledad O’Brien’s attention to the intersection of public policy and storytelling is crucial in bringing awareness to public policy issues to those outside our policy wonk bubble. We are so excited to have her as our distinguished speaker for The Holt Lecture this year and learn more about her approach to storytelling.

If you would like tickets for this year’s Holt Lecture, click here. It’s free! Hope to see you there!

June 28, 2019

Does Reilly make the case for using golf as a metaphor for President Trump’s governance?

Listen to the latest episode as host Lisa Schweitzer is joined by Anthony W. Orlando, David Sloane, and Richard Green to discuss Rick Reilly’s Commander in Cheat.

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January 30, 2019

In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins and political Boris Heersink, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Fordham University, look at the national party committees. What kind of power do the national committees have? What is the role of the committees, outside of the conventions? What role does the President play?

January 28, 2019

This month, Lisa is joined by Carla Della Gatta and Richard Green to discuss the timeless play by Sophocles: Antigone.

The play has clear connections to political struggles we face thousands of years later. The struggle between law and norm, the struggle to define what the state can control, and more. Listen as our three scholars discuss the necessity of reading Antigone today.

December 19, 2018

? Democracy & Inequality of Political Influence In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks economic and political inequality in democracies with Martin Gilens, Professor of Public Policy…

November 14, 2018
September 26, 2018

Creativity, Energy, & Experimentation In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins and Benjamin Newman, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at the UC Riverside, discuss creativity…

September 21, 2018

by Pamela Clouser McCann Bridges to nowhere, airports named for legislators, and construction signage regarding taxpayer dollars at work—these are typical accoutrements of legislative office.  Showing your constituents what you…

August 30, 2018
August 27, 2018

? In 2017 two lectures presented in the London Review of Books’ Winter Lecture series were published together in Mary Beard’s Women & Power. The first lecture put into context…

June 25, 2018

Anyone who reads or watches the news might feel like we are in a news assault. The news happens so fast, technology helps us disseminate and consume with speed, and…