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Union University Department of Political Science
Department of Political Science


The Department seeks to develop leaders who will improve their communities, nations, and the world. Whether you desire to make an impact domestically or globally in government/politics, business, education, the law, or non-profit work, political science at Union University can help you achieve your goals. read more

Upcoming Events

  • Priority Registration Apr 17, 12:00am: TBA
    Priority registration for graduating December students on April 17, for other seniors on April 20, for juniors on April 24, sophomores on April 26, and freshmen on April 30.
  • Research Symposium: Regional Security Complex Theory, East Asia and US Re-Balancing Apr 21, 1:00pm: TBA
    Dr. Ryan will present his research on the reaction of East Asian states to the US Pivot to Asia. As the Pivot involves measures across military, economic, political, societal and environmental sectors, this research will attempt to integrate the effects of the Pivot and East Asian states’ reactions to the Pivot for the purpose of outlining potential outcomes across the East Asian region.
  • As We Forgive Rwanda Apr 24, 6:30pm: Grant Center
    Antoine Rutayisire, the Co-Founder and President of the As We Forgive Rwanda Initiative, will share his personal story of forgiveness; how at age 5 he witnessed his father being murdered, was kicked out of school because of his ethnicity when he was 15, and at 25 lost his job due to discrimination. He will walk through his life story and take a glimpse of the raw pain, and how he personally chose to forgive those who hurt him so deeply. Mr. Rutayisire will focus on the redemptive portion of his life, his marriage, his 4 children, his adoption of 4 orphans and the life that he was able to build for them. Mr. Rutayisire’s teaching has inspired thousands to live out forgiveness after experiencing the unthinkable. Be inspired to move toward personal forgiveness and reconciliation and create an atmosphere of unity and peace within the Union community.
  • Evanspalooza Apr 28, 5:00pm: Dr. Evans Home
    Evanspalooza is the year end cookout at Dr. Evans's home where the Department gives out annual awards and sends off our graduating seniors.
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Induction Apr 30, 10:00am: TBA
    Initiation for Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honor Society, will be Wednesday, April 30, at 10am.

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GOP Sees Renewed Prospects
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Mar 21, 2014 - Last week, Democrats felt the political world shake underneath them as Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in the special election in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. This election signals that the political environment clearly favors Republicans and makes them a slight favorite to take control of the Senate in November. The election deflated Democrats because Sink, a former statewide office holder, was a better candidate than Jolly, a former Congressional aide turned ...read more

Obama's Unilateral Actions Go Too Far
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Feb 17, 2014 - In his State of the Union, President Obama said that if Congress did not act, he would use his pen and phone and act. Last Monday, the Obama Administration acted by delaying the health care mandate on employers. &...read more

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Benefield Makes History Winning PSC Bracket Challenge
Apr 8, 2014 - Nice guys don’t finish last, they finish second (unless you adhere to the Ricky Bobby philosophy of “if you’re not first, you’re last.”) Before the bracket challenge started, Colby Benefield, a student in American Government, heard Dr. Evans talking with students about the Departmental Bracket Challenge and asked if he could play. Dr. Evans, being the gentlemen he is, said “sure.” So who wins the Department Bracket Challenge? Colby Benefield. And in the ultimate ir...read more

Anderson Defends Marriage As Between One Man and One Woman
Feb 14, 2014 - Last night, Ryan Anderson spoke to a full room in the Grant Center on the topic of “What Is Marriage?” Anderson is the William Simon Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and editor of Public Discourse, an on-line journal on ethics and public policy. He is also the author of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, with Sherif Girgis and Robert George.

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