The chance to study diverse subjects is just one of the many perks for a liberal arts education. Ash Eberle’s experience exemplifies the many paths to success that CLA provides. From Asian language and literature to political science to Spanish, this recent grad takes full advantage of the opportunities that come her way.
From country to country and person to person, Nigel Purvis works to make the most ethical policy. Now his liberal arts education helps him be successful as president and CEO of Climate Advisers, where he makes a cleaner future possible.
Research analyst Shaun Williams-Wyche (MA '11 & PhD '14, political science) translates data into effective stories for policy makers that work to improve access to higher education. He uses his liberal arts background to make information accessible, translating important messages and closing knowledge gaps.
Today the United States faces multiple challenges: the dramatic and disorienting effects of globalization; increasing polarization among elected officials and the mass public; rising racial tension; wage stagnation; increasing income inequality; and deep concerns over the health and viability of our political institutions.
Joanne Miller, professor of political science, explains the reasons behind political conspiracy theories and ways to properly address them. This may include not attacking the belief itself, "but rather the reasons people believe in conspiracy theories," she says.
The Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in Political Theory beginning fall semester 2019.