News & Events

  • The Dartmouth Government Department is pleased to note that 4 of the 14 Dartmouth students and alumni recieving Fulbright Scholarships in 2018 are Government majors. Alyssa Heinze '18, Charlotte Blatt '18, Sarah Cohen '18 and Axel Hufford '16 count amongst the recipients of the prestigious Fulbright awards available for research, graduate study, and teaching English. Sponsored by the U.S. government, the Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the...

  • Visiting Professor Bernard Avishai published an opinion piece in the Guardian on the question of what Israel wants to be.

    "Perhaps the hardest thing for people not living in Israel to grasp is that for most Israelis, talk about how to deal with the question of Palestine is just foreground. In the background is a contest over what kind of state Israel must be. It is not just thinking about war, with Iranian proxies, say, which makes the situation demoralising. Thinking about peace is...

  • An article published in BBC News quoted Professor Simon Chauchard's research on vote buying in India.

    "New research by Simon Chauchard, Assistant Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, US, argues that bribing voters may not necessarily fetch votes.

    Competitive elections prompt candidates to distribute handouts - primarily cash and gifts in kind, like liquor - for strategic reasons. While knowing that handouts are largely inefficient, argues Dr Chauchard, candidates end...

  • Thesis presentations by the Government Department Honors Students of the Class of 2018 will take place in 215 Silsby Hall. All are welcome to come!

    The schedule for presentations is as follows:


    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    1:00PM-2:00PM: Alyssa Heinze, “Is gender all that matters? The impact of women leaders' intersectional identities on political performance in India”


    Friday, May 18, 2018


  • "Professor Brendan Nyhan has been named a Carnegie Fellow in recognition of his research on increasing media trust and countering misinformation in the era of fake news. He is one of 31 scholars and writers chosen this year by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to support significant research, writing, and publishing in the humanities and social sciences.

    Carnegie provides up to $200,000 with each fellowship to...

  • Sabyne Pierre ’20 has been awarded a 2018 Newman Civic Fellowship by Campus Compact, which will provide her with training and resources to advance social change. Read more in this Dartmouth News article

  • Prophets, whether false or true, are a profound challenge to any society. It is said that a prophet is honored everywhere except in his or her own country. Why are prophets so dangerous? Why do they provoke such conflict? Prophets: you can’t live with them or without them. 

    Professor James Bernard Murphy of the Government Department will lead an intensive, daylong intellectual retreat in the Hanover Inn for a small group of Dartmouth students to discuss the life, the trial, and the...

  • Visiting Professor Bernard Avisha authored an article in the New York Times titled 'Hamas and the Mass Protests in Gaza'. Read more here.

  • Wentworth Professor John Carey co-authored the Washington Post analysis article "The threat of impeachment can push presidents out the door. But there’s a catch." Read more here.

  • Katie Clayton '18 (Government and French major) presented her poster, "The Moderating Influence of Social Contact on Perceptions of Immigrants in France," at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association on April 5, 2018 in Chicago. This poster is based on her Government Honors Thesis supervised by Professors Jeremy Ferwerda and Yusaku Horiuchi.