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Rivalry and Reform: Presidents, Social Movements, & the Transformation of American Politics

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics hosts Sidney Milkis, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, and Dan Tichenor, Wayne Morse senior faculty fellow

Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 pm 175 Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St.

Sidney Milkis and Dan Tichenor will discuss their most recent book, Rivalry and Reform, which explores the relationships between presidents and social movements through a series of case studies, revealing the patterns that have profoundly shaped reform throughout history and into the present day.

Sidney Milkis is a professor of politics at the


Political Science Scholarships Available

Did you know the Department of Political Science offers THREE scholarships every year?!

Neil D. Blackman Scholarship Alanson H. Kleinsorge Political Science Scholarship Michael & Libby McCaslin Scholarship

Find information, the online application, and reference request materials at:

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 19th, 2019.

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Congratulations to Political Science Alumnus Forrest A. Nabors: Recipient of the American Political Thought Book Award

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce that Political Science alumnus Forrest A. Nabors recently received the American Political Thought Book Award for Best Book 2017 from the American Political Science Association for his book From Oligarchy to Republicanism: The Great Task of Reconstruction (University of Missouri Press, 2017). 


In this book, Forrest A. Nabors sets out to show that congressional Republicans regarded the work of Reconstruction in the same way they regarded the work of the Founders: as regime change, from monarchy in the one case and from


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