Department of Political Science

Congress Week: Former U.S. Representative Steve Driehaus and Former USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley

Former U.S. Representative Steve Driehaus (D-OH) and former USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley will engage in a lively discussion about democracy building, international development, and the continuing importance of civic engagement and public service. This free, public event is co-sponsored by the Washington Semester Program.

Parking is available in the Hull Street Parking Deck, and a reception in the Ted Turner Exhibition Hall will immediately follow the conclusion of the event.

Book Talk: Polling Unpacked

Join us for a virtual program with Mark Pack, former political pollster and current president of the Liberal Democrats, as he discusses his book Polling UnPacked (2022).

The event is sponsored by the Russell Library, the UGA Press, the Applied Politics Certificate Program, and the Public Affairs Communications Program.


More about the book from the University of Chicago Press:

An Afternoon With Greg Bluestein

Greg Bluestein is a political reporter and author who covers the governor's office and Georgia politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He writes for the front-page of the AJC, contributes to the Political Insider blog and morning Jolt newsletter, hosts the Politically Georgia podcast and is a frequent guest on local and national TV and radio programs. He's an MSNBC and NBC News contributor and the author of Flipped, a book on Georgia's epic 2020 election. 

Free and open to the public!

Congress Week 2022: Checks in the Balance

As part of its annual Congress Week celebration, the Russell Library along with co-sponsors the Department of Political Science and the Applied Politics Certificate program are hosting Alexander Bolton and Sharece Thrower to discuss their new book Checks in the Balance: Legislative Capacity and the Dynamics of Executive Power. 

Alexander Bolton is assistant professor of political science at Emory University. Twitter @alexbolton

Sharece Thrower is associate professor of political science at Vanderbilt University. Twitter @ShareceThrower