Tag: Political Science

Weinschenk busy with media calls

UWGB Assistant Prof. Aaron Weinschenk has been busy with media calls of late. This week, he was asked by WBAY-TV to comment on the announcement by Congressman Reid Ribble not to seek reelection and what that means for Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District. “I think it’ll be competitive. You’ll probably have a big slate of candidates, […]

Ngosong Fonkem also highlighted in ‘You Magazine’

Last week we told you about John O’Reilly featured as one of You Magazine’s ‘most eligible bachelors.’ He is an assistant soccer coach at UWGB. A savvy Log reader pointed out that Ngosong Fonkem a ’08 UWGB graduate (Political Science and Social Change and Development) is also featured. He is an attorney with Corneille Law […]

Prof. Weinschenk’s work cited at FiveThirtyEight

Research by UW-Green Bay political scientist Aaron Weinschenk was cited this week at political guru Nate Silver’s popular statistics-and-political-analysis website FiveThirtyEight. The article assesses GOP challenger Marco Rubio’s tactics in not investing in a “ground game” in Iowa, and his campaign’s claim that it’s not worth the effort. Silver’s site takes issue with that strategy, […]

‘Model United Nations’ class leads to deeper understanding

Model UN Classroom

Students in UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Elizabeth Wheat’s Introduction to Global Politics and Policy classes say United Nations simulations motivate and engage them on a deeper level. The assigned project gives them a better level of understanding as they research policy issues affecting other countries. “You can only get so much taking notes and trying […]

Weinschenk’s P-G guest column urges citizen involvement in politics

Political scientist Aaron Weinschenk, UW-Green Bay assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, co-author of the new book A Citizens Guide to US Elections, contributed a guest column to the Sunday (Nov. 29) edition of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Headlined ‘Sick of politics? Get involved,” the essay opens with the observation “There’s still about a year […]

Weinschenk publishes A Citizens Guide to US Elections

Political scientist Aaron Weinschenk, UW-Green Bay assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, is the co-author of a text newly released this week by Routledge. The book, A Citizens Guide to US Elections: Empowering Democracy in America, is intended for use in undergraduate political science courses as well as readership by a general audience. Weinschenk […]

‘Global Terrorism: The World after the Paris Attacks’

UW-Green Bay faculty members in global studies, political science and the humanities will host a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 24) in Phoenix Room C of the University Union. The title of the event is “Global Terrorism: The World after the Paris Attacks.” Each of the four presenters will address the topic from […]

Coury, Levintova join local roundtable on world refugee crisis

UW-Green Bay’s Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships will be joining St Norbert College’s Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice and Public Understanding for a round-table discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis last night (Nov. 12). The event, “We Can’t Look Away: A Conversation about the World Refugee Crisis,” took place on the SNC campus.  Featured […]

Faculty note: Weinschenk chapter


Political scientist Aaron Weinschenk, assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, contributed a chapter to a new book (Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter, Lexington Books, November 2015). Titled “The Badger State as a Battleground: Wisconsin Politics Past, Present, and Future,” the chapter is co-authored with Neil Kraus of UW-River Falls. It focuses on […]