Politics

Nathaniel Persily
Charles Beekman Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science

Q. This election cycle has seen a great deal of controversy over voter identification laws. How significant are they in the election process?

Donald Green
Professor of Political Science

Q. Your research on field experiments is said to have changed political science research, and election themselves. In what way?

Kathleen McKeown
Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of Computer Science

Q. Tell us about your project and how it relates to the election.

Dorian Warren
Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs

Q. What are some key differences between the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections?

From left: Glen Hubbard and Jeffrey Liebman debating on Oct. 8 during the World Leaders Forum Image credit: Michael Dames/Columbia University

Debate season isn’t confined to television screens as the presidential campaign hurtles to Election Day. Columbia representatives of President Barack Obama (CC’83) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are going toe-to-toe making their candidates’ case for election.

Editor’s Note: The above video interview took place in July 2012, immediately following news of the election and the ongoing issues surrounding violence and journalists in Mexico. When Pablo Piccato was a Ph.D.

John Huber works with a student during a daily lab session in Cairo. Huber arranged for students to work with "Stata," a sophisticated software tool applied quantitatively to political science research questions.

As the eyes of the world focused on Egypt’s transition to democracy, Columbia University political science faculty members conducted a quantitative research workshop for aspiring social scientists at The American University in Cairo just weeks before Egypt’s historic presidential elections

Shelley Mayer

Shelley Mayer has traded her Morningside Heights office for a seat in Albany.

Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, spoke at the conference in Low Library on April 26.
Professor Richard Gardner reports to former President Bill Clinton on his work as U.S. ambassador to Spain. Gardner held that position from 1993 to 1997.

More Than 100 Former Students Will Return to Columbia for a Conference in Honor of Professor Richard Gardner as He Preprares to Retire After Six Decades

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