Political Science


Brown's distinguished political science faculty includes experts on today's most important global and domestic issues, from democratic erosion and income inequality to nuclear security and climate change. They write essays in leading newspapers and magazines and are regularly quoted in the media.

Alexander Delaney ‘26 represented his home state of Massachusetts this spring, securing a prestigious Hill internship in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s office. He participated in the Brown in Washington program as a second semester sophomore and will return to Providence in the fall.
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Notes from the Brink

Creators publishing house is publishing Jeff Robbins collection of columns from 2019 to 2024. Blurbed among others by former Mass governors Patrick and Weld.

Jeff Robbins, a nationally recognized First Amendment lawyer and civil litigator, served as chief counsel for the Democratic senators on the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and as deputy chief counsel for the Democratic senators on the United States Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. In 1999 and 2000, he served as a United States delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland.

Between 1987 and 1990, he was an assistant United States attorney for the District of Massachusetts, where he focused on civil fraud cases and money laundering investigations. There he was tapped to be the district’s first chief of the Asset Forfeiture Unit. He was also twice appointed as a special assistant attorney general in Massachusetts, representing the secretary of the commonwealth.

He has written widely on politics, foreign policy and national security matters for the Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, The Times of Israel and the New York Observer. He is a visiting professor of the practice of political science at Brown University, where he teaches courses on congressional investigations and political journalism. He has received awards for public service from the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the General Services Administration. From 2012 to 2014, he was chairman of the Anti-Defamation League’s New England board of directors, and from 2001 through 2004, he was president of the World Affairs Council of Boston.

Jeff teaches 2 popular courses for the Political Science Department, Congressional Investigations and Political Journalism.
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Is southern Europe now powering the EU economy?

During the eurozone crisis of the 2010s, southern European countries like Greece and Spain often faced criticism from northern Europeans, because of their perceived economic 'mismanagement'.

In 2024 the tables have turned - with Greece, Portugal and Spain now growing faster than Germany, the traditional economic powerhouse. And with the Eurozone only recently exiting a shallow recession, the EU's economic recovery has been aided by the southern countries.
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Trending Globally podcast: From Black Lives Matter to January 6, how ‘Black grief’ and ‘white grievance’ shape our politics — Political scientist Juliet Hooker explains how these movements are linked, and can only be understood together.
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Oxford University Press is excited to announce that By the People, 6th Edition is a recipient of the Textbook & Academic Authors Association's Textbook Excellence Award! The Textbook Excellence Award recognizes excellence in current textbooks and learning materials. This trusted text engages American Government students in the rich and important debates of our time to ensure they become thoughtful and informed citizens.
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Several OPEC+ countries will reduce oil production by a combined 2.2 million barrels per day through June. Jeff Colgan, director of the Climate Solutions Lab at Brown, discusses how the decreased output could affect the U.S.
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Journal of Democracy

Hindu Nationalism and the New Jim Crow

While the histories of white supremacy and Hindu supremacy are different, their political objectives are much the same. The BJP is forging a regime of exclusion and oppression as brutal as the Jim Crow South. Only India’s voters can reverse its advance.
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