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September 2019

Sep 16
Sep 26

Julian Go, Boston University

5:30 PM - Pugh Hall 210

“Militarizing the Police: Empire, Race and Counter-Insurgency" The militarization of the police is not new. It reaches back to the very founding of modern policing. This presentation explores some of this history, from the nineteenth century through the twentieth century, in both the US and the UK, and shows their intimate connections to empire. It argues that police militarization has involved the appropriation of forms, operations and tactics not just from the “military” but more precisely from “imperial-military” regimes. It…

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Sep 27

Julian Go, Boston University

12:50 PM - 216 Anderson Hall

“The Imperial Origins of American Policing: Militarization and Colonial Feedback in the Early 20th Century” This presentation offers a comparative-historical perspective on the militarization of policing in through a close examination of urban policing in early 20th century America, a period that historians call “the Reform Era” of policing. Based upon a nested cross-city analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, the study shows that police ‘reforms” in this period constituted an early form of militarization resulting from colonial feedback. Local police…

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October 2019

Oct 07

Political Science Grad Programs Open House

5:00 PM - Anderson Hall 134

The Department is hosting an Open House for our undergraduate majors and other interested students about our M.A. and Ph.D programs on Monday, October 7, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in Anderson 134. All interested students are welcome, and attendance entails no obligation.  The Department is providing pizza and refreshments for this meeting. If you’d like to attend, or if you cannot attend and would like more information, please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/UFPSOpenHouse

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Oct 11

Rachel Sigman- Monterey Naval Postgraduate School

12:50 PM - 216 Anderson Hall

Administrative Reform in Benin and Ghana

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Oct 18

Profesionalization Seminar

12:50 PM - 216 Anderson Hall

How to make good use of academic conferences

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Oct 25

Cristian Perez

12:50 PM - 216 Anderson Hall

Research Seminar in Politics

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November 2019

Nov 01

Ben Smith and Helen- University of Florida

12:50 PM - 216 Anderson Hall

Spatial analysis, bombs, and rockets

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Nov 15

Professionalization Seminar

12:50 PM

How to plan a career outside of academia

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December 2019

Dec 06

Goran Hyden-University of Florida

12:50 PM - 216 Anderson Hall

Democratization in Africa

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