The Political Science Department offers a program of study that provides students with an opportunity to explore politics and government from multiple vantage points—at the grassroots, the nation-state, and the global community—and from a variety of theoretical, conceptual, comparative, historical, and experiential perspectives.
By Eliane Nieder Discussion around immigration policy often divides migrants into those who are deserving of staying in the United States and those who are not. Migrant rights activism often centers those who are considered deserving migrants — initially, those who come into the United States through legal methods, and
By Natasha Bansal ’23; Image by Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press In 2012, Barack Obama signed an executive order for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which granted eligible undocumented youth a renewable two year stay in the US, as well as a temporary work permit. DACA was enacted
This piece was published by Professor Susanna D. Wing in The Washington Post as a “Monkey Cage Analysis” on May 28, 2021 By Prof. Susanna D. Wing Mali appears to have had yet another coup d’etat. Since 1960, when Mali gained independence from France, there have been five coups — and
By Alex Millones ’24; Image by Loren Elliott / Reuters Illegal immigration is a hot button issue in the United States. Anyone would be hard pressed to find a politician who doesn’t speak about the issue or even an American without thoughts on illegal immigration. The conversation around illegal immigration
By Sophia Kaplan ’23; Image by Andrew Harnik/Pool photo/Getty Images All quotations used below are from Migration Encounters records. For the purpose of the interviewee’s continued safety and privacy, names have been omitted from the following blog post. The holiness of the Pledge of Allegiance, the inviolability of the U.S.
By Jorge Paz Reyes ’24; Image of President Biden addressing Congress about immigration by Doug Mills/The New York Times “Make it easier for somebody that is willing to work and willing to provide for a better future,” said Laila, a returned migrant, when asked what should the United States do
By Lulu Obaditch ’22; Image by Joe Hernandez/WHYY Getting a driver’s license is a common rite of passage. For young adults, this rite of passage often marks a newfound independence and freedom. Many of us, white Americans, are able to drive to work, the grocery store, the pharmacy, or school
By Katie Hughes ’22; Image by Wes Messamore When I tell my family or friends I’m taking a class on immigration, the follow-up is most often: so, what do you think? I struggle to respond to this, in part because I find it hard to have an opinion on anything
By Sonja R. O’Brien ’21 Everyone knows the classic mistake on game night is starting the game without checking to make sure all the players use the same rules. Even worse, is when you think you are all playing by the same rules, and halfway through the game you realize
How should Biden “restore the Soul of America,”as promised? He must stop viewing immigration reform as a political minefield and start seeing it as America’s best chance to realize its ideals and renew faith in its promise. This means being bold, frank, and action-oriented on an issue he has recently