UofL Political Science

Welcome to the UofL Department of Political Science!

Our curriculum cultivates an understanding of policy, politics and governments in the United States and around the globe.

Operating as usual

03/08/2024

Happy International Women's Day!

On this International Women's Day - and every day - we celebrate all of the great women within our Cardinal Community and beyond.

Tag a woman below who inspires you! ❤️🖤

Photos from UofL Political Science's post 03/04/2024

Looking for 2024 scholarships? Look no further! The Department of Political Science has several scholarship opportunities available for students.

Applications are due Friday, March 22, unless noted otherwise. If you have any further questions, please contact Emily Rasmussen at [email protected].

Apply Now: https://bit.ly/UofLPOLSScholarships

02/28/2024

📣 Attention Political Science Students: Applications open on Friday!

Interested in working in a hands-on legislative office in local government? Consider the Louisville Metro Internship program! UofL students will have the opportunity to work and learn in a hands-on legislative office in local government.

Follow the link below for further requirements and application information!

🔗: https://louisville.edu/politicalscience/internships/louisville-metro-internship-program

Photos from UofL Political Science's post 02/23/2024

2024 Ford Hall Goes to Washington - Alumni Trivia Night was a success! 🏆🎉

We would like to congratulate our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams and thank everyone for attending and supporting our Ford Hall Goes to Washington Scholarship.

It’s because of your support that we are able to continue to provide UofL students with the opportunity to gain real-life experiences with lasting impacts.

02/20/2024

Put your 🧠 to the test and help our students from Ford Hall go to Washington!

Join us this Thursday, February 22 for a politically-themed trivia night fundraiser geared toward supporting our Ford Hall Goes to Washington scholarship!

Register today: uoflalumni.org/2024-FHGTW

02/18/2024

Louisville Alumni Hannah Snyder '23, was a 2022 recipient of the Ford Hall Goes to Washington Scholarship. The experience that Hannah gained through her internship in DC helped her land her dream job in the US House of Representatives.

Join us on February 22 at Gravely Brewing Co., for a politically-themed alumni trivia night fully geared toward supporting our Ford Hall Goes to Washington Scholarship and students like Hannah.

Supporting these efforts allows UofL to continue to provide students with the opportunity to gain real-life experiences that will produce life-long impacts.

Register: uoflalumni.org/2024-FHGTW

02/15/2024

📣 Attention Political Science Students!

Interested in working in a hands-on legislative office in local government? The Louisville Metro Internship Program provides UofL students with an opportunity to explore career interests while applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a real-world setting.

Follow the link below for internship requirements and application information!

🔗: https://louisville.edu/politicalscience/internships/louisville-metro-internship-program

02/14/2024

📣 Mark your calendars! The Political Science Alumni Council Trivia Night is back!

Join us for a politically-themed trivia night to support the Ford Hall Goes to Washington Scholarship! Tickets include trivia, a pizza buffet, and non-alcoholic drinks.

🗓️: Thursday, February 22
⏰: 6 p.m. Happy Hour | 7 p.m. Trivia
📍: Gravely Brewing Co.

Register: uoflalumni.org/2024-FHGTW

02/02/2024

Punxsutawney Phil predicts that an early spring is on its way! Who else is looking forward to sunny spring days on campus? 🌺☀️🌼

The History of Policing in Louisville (JAN 2024).pdf | Powered by Box 01/26/2024

Political Science Assistant Professor, Dr. Siddhant Issar, and Graduate Assistant, Mya Todd, recently worked with a UofL research team to complete the report, "The History of Policing in Louisville: A Fact-Finding Report on Institutional Harms." The report documents a longstanding pattern of historical institutional harm in the relationship between Louisville Police and local Black communities.

This report is part of the "Truth & Transformation Initiative" sponsored by Louisville Metro Government's Office of Equity and with support from the U of L Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research.

The research team plans to hold public events to further discuss their findings.

The History of Policing in Louisville (JAN 2024).pdf | Powered by Box

01/25/2024

At the age of 18, Political Science Alumna, Carmen Ellison '23, has achieved not only becoming one of the youngest students to ever graduate from Jefferson County Public Schools, but also becoming one of the youngest Louisville Alumni!

We are so proud of Carmen's achievements and to have her as part of our Ford Hall Family!

🔗: https://bit.ly/CEllison

01/19/2024

Political Science Professor, Dr. Dewey Clayton, was featured in the Courier-Journal for his op-ed, "Dr. King believed democracy was not a state, but an act and we must all do our part". In this piece, Clayton dives into the struggle for equality by African Americans, and the current threat our democracy is under.

Read More: https://bit.ly/DRDClay

01/19/2024

Calling all Political Science Alumni and Students📣

Do you want to mentor a current Cardinal? Are you in need of guidance with your career path? If you answered yes to any of these questions, stop by our Alumni/Student Happy Hour on January 31 to network with past and present Cardinals, share career advice, and learn the power of a political science degree!

But wait, it gets better! Pre-register for the event and your first drink is on us! (Must bring valid photo ID for alcoholic beverages)

🔗: bit.ly/POLSHH

11/15/2023

Alumni - don't forget about our happy hour at Gravely Brewing Co. tomorrow from 6:00-8:00 pm! Register and get your first drink covered by the Alumni Council!
Register here: http://UofLAlumni.org/23-POLSHH

11/01/2023

Reach back across the aisle and celebrate the end of election season with your favorite fellow Political Science Alumni! Join us for a casual happy hour at Gravely Brewing Co. on November 15 from 6:00-8:00 pm and get your first drink covered by the Alumni Council. Register here: http://UofLAlumni.org/23-POLSHH

Department Chair Tricia Gray will share department updates and 2024 Ford Hall Goes to Washington fund raising progress. We'll also hear about the experiences of the 2023 Ford Hall Goes to Washington cohort. We hope to see you there!

Louisville Alumni

10/26/2023

Thank you so much to everyone who helped us to yesterday! We are inspired by your commitment to supporting students!

10/26/2023

Last chance to apply for to 2024 Frankfort Internship Program! Applications are due to Dr. Farrier on Monday.

Application available at the link in our bio!

10/26/2023

We are down to the wire!! Only ONE MORE HOUR left to ! This is your last chance to contribute to our day of giving, but we know we can count on our supporters to finish strong! https://bit.ly/FHGTW

Photos from UofL Political Science's post 10/26/2023

Last academic year, UofL's United Nations Association attended both the Midwest Model European Union conference and the 43rd International Consortium of International Studies. Both of these events allow students to put themselves in the shoes of global leaders and debate issues and present ideas from the perspective of their chosen country. This experiential learning opportunity helps students take information from the classroom and apply it to a simulation of real-world events. Help support simulations and other experiential learning opportunities by donating to our Raise Some L Campaign today! https://bit.ly/FHGTW

10/25/2023

Our Ford Hall Goes to Washington scholarship is not possible without donors like you! Help give students like Nate a chance to complete valuable internships in Washington, DC by donating today! https://bit.ly/FHGTW

Photos from UofL Political Science's post 10/25/2023

Student research opportunities are one of our favorite things about our department! Students have the opportunity the conduct political research alongside our professors and even author publications with their professors. In the last year, several professors have assisted students in their specialized research projects that were submitted for publication or presented at a conference. Pictured are Political Science students Moyo Olayemi and Krasi Staykov, presenting their research projects at the 2023 Midwest Political Science Association conference. Your gift to our department supports student research opportunities like these! https://bit.ly/FHGTW

Photos from UofL Political Science's post 10/25/2023

Our alumni network is crucial to help us provide the best political science education possible. In the last year, we were lucky enough to have several of our alumni serving in public offices meet with our students. We appreciate Jefferson County Family Court Judge Derwin Webb, Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Angela McCormick Bisig, and Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams for taking time out of their schedules for these visits, and for being willing to share their experiences. Help us develop our net generation of leaders by making a donation to our Ford Hall Goes to Washington Scholarship today! https://bit.ly/FHGTW

Louisville Alumni

10/25/2023

Did you know that our department has given over 270 students the opportunity to intern with Kentucky Lawmakers? Our Frankfort Legislative Internship Program gives students the opportunity to gain class credit while working alongside elected officials in the Kentucky Legislature, giving to students a unique opportunity to experience the lawmaking process first hand. This program is one of many experiential learning opportunities that are offered to Political Science students - and one of the favorites among students! Pictured is State Representative Rachel Roarx is a 2019 POLS graduate who participated in the Frankfort Internship Program in 2017. This year, she returned to the Capitol as the youngest female state representative in Kentucky history, representing District 38 in southwest Jefferson County.

Help support these experiences by giving to our campaign! https://bit.ly/FHGTW

10/25/2023

Hannah ('23) is a 2022 Ford Hall Goes to Washington recipient turned Washington, DC resident! The experience Hannah gained at her internships in DC helped her to land her dream job in our nation's capital. Your support today helps make stories like Hannah's a reality! https://bit.ly/FHGTW

10/25/2023

Wow! We are already halfway through ?!
Thank you to all our donors so far - we are so close to reaching $1,000 toward student scholarships, research opportunities, and experiential learning!
Help us reach our first goal of $1,000! https://bit.ly/FHGTW

10/25/2023

Good Morning, Card Nation! There's still plenty of time to ! Your gift to our department helps us to provide scholarships and experiential learning opportunities to our students that enrich their experience in our department. Make your gift today, any amount helps: https://bit.ly/FHGTW

Photos from UofL Political Science's post 10/25/2023

When our Alumni Council was formed, they asked themselves "How can we have a real impact as alumni of this university?" From that question came Ford Hall Goes to Washington. FHGTW is a program that seeks to provide significant financial assistance to students who are completing internships in Washington, DC. This allows students the opportunity to live and work in DC without worrying about making ends meet or working an additional job. Dyllan, Nate, Mikaella, and Jack are our 2023 FHGTW recipients. They spent their summers interning on the hill, with federal agencies, and with political news networks.

Your gift today will directly impact our our next group of Ford Hall Goes To Washington students in Summer 2024. Donate at the link in our bio!

10/25/2023

This past summer, four Political Science students completed internships in Washington, D.C., thanks to the generous support of our alumni! Through the 'Ford Hall Goes to Washington' Program, students can receive funding to support them while completing internships in Washington, D.C. Check out this thank you video from 2023 FHGTW recipient Jack Boisseau! Your support today will help students like Jack complete internships, research, and attend other experiential learning opportunities. Donate here: https://bit.ly/FHGTW

10/24/2023

It's time to ! For the next 1,798 minutes Cardinals everywhere are coming together to celebrate UofL and contribute to its advancement. We're using the next 30 hours to celebrate and raise money for our Ford Hall Goes to Washington Scholarship and other experiential learning opportunities. Comment your favorite POLS memory from your time as a student, then head over to https://bit.ly/FHGTW to make a donation! Be sure to select the Ford Hall Goes to Washington Scholarship under Political Science Alumni council.

10/20/2023

Get ready! Raise Some L, UofL's annual day of giving is coming up next week! For 1,798 minutes beginning at 6:02 p.m. on Oct. 24, Cardinals everywhere will come together to celebrate who we are and !

This year we are raising money for our Ford Hall Goes to Washington Scholarship and other experiential learning opportunities. Your support will help us to continue these important opportunities for students!

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Hannah Snyder | 2022 Ford Hall Goes to Washington Recipient
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Our Ford Hall Goes to Washington scholarship is not possible without donors like you! Help give students like Nate a cha...
Hannah FHGTW Thanks
2023 FHGTW Thanks
It's time to #RaiseSomeL! For the next 1,798 minutes Cardinals everywhere are coming together to celebrate UofL and cont...
Get ready! Raise Some L, UofL's annual day of giving is coming up next week! For 1,798 minutes beginning at 6:02 p.m. on...
A special graduation message from Panama! Congratulations to the Class of 2023!Department Chair Dr. Tricia Gray and 3 of...
During this year's legislative session, two Political Science students, Noah Young and Liam Gallagher, got hands on expe...
Don't miss your chance to help students like Hannah get to Washington D.C this summer! Just ‼ 5 ‼ more days until our Al...
Our offices will be closed Wednesday, November 23 to Friday, November 25. We hope everyone has a safe and restful break!
We are down to the wire!! Only ONE MORE HOUR left to #RaiseSomeL! This is your last chance to contribute to our day of g...

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