Department of Political Science
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
As the Biden-Harris presidential transition begins, Pitt experts share their thoughts on racial justice, immigration and other significant issues that face the incoming administration.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Following a year in which calls for racial equity and social justice rose to new prominence, the University’s annual Social Justice Week, running Jan 18-22, presents a renewed opportunity for the Pitt community to contemplate the life and legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Michael MacKenzie Co-Authors Piece Arguing for More Open Disagreement Among Scientists in Political Settings
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
With the big day behind the nation and bigger questions ahead, Pitt experts shared their thoughts on how the process unfolded, what citizens should expect in coming days and how to make a positive impact no matter the outcome.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
From local to national news outlets, Pitt people have been sought-after sources in stories about the election. Read what they’ve have to say.
Monday, November 2, 2020
Election Day 2020 is sure to be one for the history books. Pittwire asked a handful of students and faculty: What are you doing on Nov. 3?
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
In a year where the COVID-19 pandemic has altered usual in-person voting procedures and campaigns have raised early doubts about whether results will be accurate, Pitt experts say voters should be prepared for a range of outcomes.
Monday, October 26, 2020
A cohort of 150 students from the Class of 2021 will each receive up to $5,000 in student loan relief upon graduation. The students were introduced at a virtual kickoff celebration last week.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Pitt senior Cedric Humphrey wanted to know what Joe Biden would say to young Black voters disappointed in the political system. During Thursday night’s ABC News town hall, he had a national stage to pose his question.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
In the internet age, misinformation can spread like wildfire—and, in the COVID-19 era, endanger lives. First-year student Thea Barrett is working with media organizations to help reduce its speed and reach.