Political Science


Read about our engaged political science students and faculty.

The Political Science Newsletter highlights the experiences of our students, the accomplishments of alumni, and recognizes the research and publications of our faculty.

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Spring 2016 Issue

  • Message from the Chair: Traci Levy

    • Political Science—or Poli Sci as everyone calls it after their first semester here—has long prided itself on its deep connections between students and faculty and the work we do to integrate the classroom and the world. Poli Sci faculty members and students come together in open houses for everyone, meetings with freshmen and new students, and in our long-running PoliTEAcal Science Coffeehouses, where we gather outside the classroom to talk about politics and life. (For a taste of some of the discussions we have, see our student survey responses on the topic of how studying political science differs from what students expected.)

      To bring the world here and to take learning outside of the classroom, our engaged faculty and students are very active. To cite just a few examples: Prof. Axelrod worked with several political science majors on a symposium discussing the European migration crisis; Prof. Gray brought to campus a specialist in human rights & trafficking; Prof. Laatikainen took a group of poli sci majors to visit the United Nations headquarters in nearby New York City.

      Our students gain invaluable experience by pairing their campus studies with internships nearby and in Washington, D.C. Jazmine Javier, for example, is a Farmworker Outreach Intern on Long Island with Rural and Migrant Ministry. Joseph Orlando interned in Washington, D.C. with Congresswoman Nita Lowey. (Read more about student internships.)

      We are also proud to send poli sci students to national and international conferences. (Read George Giakoumis’ account of his experience at the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference in Annapolis, Maryland.)

      It’s a bittersweet moment for department faculty members when we see our beloved students graduate and leave Adelphi. But, it is with great pride that we watch our accomplished alumni go out into the world and use their political science degree to do interesting and important work. (See alumni highlights.)


For further information, please contact:

Tracy Levy
Department Chair
e – levy@adelphi.edu

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