UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Department Mission 

The primary mission of the Political Science Program is to create a community of responsible and engaged citizens and leaders by providing the intellectual skills and substantive knowledge necessary to analyze, interpret, and participate in domestic and international political and governmental processes. The Program also provides students with the knowledge and abilities necessary to excel in graduate and law programs, and transferable skills that graduates can use to succeed in the public and private sectors. The faculty provide expertise on international, national, and local political issues, and ongoing philosophical discussions concerning politics and government.



2014-15 Departmental Activities

  • October 28, 2014
    Dr. Neil Kraus gave his perspective on the close gubernatorial races in Minnesota and Wisconsin in a news piece by John Croman and Jay Olstad on KARE 11link.
  • October 21, 2014
    Dr. Davida Alperin presented the second Contemporary Political Issues Roundtable, "Key Races in the 2014 Elections." Joe Draxler, JiYeon Ryu and Morgan Stippel, UWRF students, assisted Dr. Alperin with the presentation and discussion.
  • October 10, 2014
    Dr. Davida Alperin was interviewed on campus regarding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on no Wisconsin voter ID before Election Day on KMSP-TVlink
  • September 24, 2014
    Dr. Christopher Simer presented the first in a series of topics for the Contemporary Political Issues Roundtable, "ISIS: Background of the Terror State."

  • August, 2014 
    Neil Kraus presented a paper and chaired a panel at the 2014 American Political Science Association Annual (APSA) Meeting in Washington, D.C., in August.  In addition, he was nominated to serve on the Executive Council of the APSA's Urban Politics section. 


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