School faculty regularly publish in leading academic journals and presses; they serve on the editorial boards of major journals; they have held internationally and nationally competitive fellowships and grants from institutions such as the National Science Foundation; the Guggenheim, Ford, Rockefeller, and MacArthur Foundations; and the Hoover Institution National Fellows Program. Faculty regularly advise domestic and international agencies, such as the US State Department and the World Bank, and are at the table at major policy events nationally and globally.

Faculty are actively engaged in innovative programs across campus, such as the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict; the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes; the Borderlands Initiative; the School of Sustainability; the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning; and the Barrett Honors College.

Working groups

The School of Politics and Global Studies at ASU is a Knowledge Enterprise that focuses on advancing research.  The School emphasizes research that links theory with real world issues and organized into working groups to advance research and hold conferences in the following fields:

  • Conflict and Human Rights
  • Women and Politics
  • Nationalist and Ethno-religious Dynamics (NERD)
  • Political Psychology

Kopf conferences

Here at SPGS we are the fortunate recipient of a gift from Brian Kopf, former J.P. Morgan Chase Bank vice-president and a Political Science alumnus. One use we make of the gift is to host workshops organized by members of the School's research working groups where we invite leading researchers from around the world to visit Tempe and share with our undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty, their ongoing work.

Other conferences

The School emphasizes research that links theory with real world issues to advance research and hold conferences year round. These conferences invite academics worldwide to discuss various topics such as Role Theory and International Relations, Politics of Race, Immigration and Ethnicity, African Political Economy and more! Typically a conference will include participant’s papers and discussed in an open forum.

Victor Kramer Lecture Series

Through his estate, Victor Kramer made significant gifts that will benefit many organizations in the Phoenix area, including the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University.

Kramer’s donation is used to support political science seminars and speakers.  Members of Pi Sigma Alpha will select appropriate speakers for the seminars.

Explore the exciting research taking place in the Political Science Experimental Laboratory at Arizona State University.  

Learn more about the lab

The SPGS Workshop is run by Professor Lenka Bustikova and features Faculty and Graduate Student presenters. 

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The School of Politics and Global Studies frequently posts news about faculty publications, conferences and students work. 

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