Simmering anger at Beijing’s “zero covid” restrictions exploded over the past few days, writes Jeremy Lee Wallace, associate professor of government, in Washington Post commentary.Read More
Department of Government
The department of government offers students a variety of opportunities to engage with politics and political science, beginning in the classroom, with the chance to work one-on-one with faculty; by participating in internships, and by drawing on the department's ties with programs across the College of Arts and Sciences.
Four current Laidlaw scholars share their summer research or leadership in action experiences.Read More
Global Cornell will host a town hall in December for additional feedback and announce the new Global Grand Challenge theme in the coming year.Read More
Bryn Rosenfeld, assistant professor of government, won for her book, “The Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy.”Read More
A first-of-its kind survey reveals that Americans consider tactical strikes, used with the consent of other nations, to be the most morally legitimate or appropriate.Read More
Anil Menon is researching the political legacies of forced migration, which is on the rise globally due to climate change and conflict.Read More
Zhang will work with the Center for New Democratic Processes to test whether public assemblies can be an effective method for increasing public participation in AI governance.Read More
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