Political Science Professors Discuss the 2016 Election


Prof. Julia Azari has become a regular contributor to the popular political news site fivethirtyeight.com. In addition to participating on the site’s liveblogging in the evenings of primaries, caucuses, and candidate debates, she has written a number of articles for the site. These include "From Wallace To Trump, The Evolution of “Law And Order," "When Parties Splinter," and "The Supreme Court Fight Probably Won’t Define The Election For Voters." Additional articles from Prof. Azari on fivethirtyeight.com are available here. She has also been quoted in stories about the 2016 election in The New York Times, National Public Radio, and Wisconsin Public Radio.


Prof. Paul Nolette discussed the March 15th primaries during a four minute in-studio appearance on the local CBS affiliate. The story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 15, 2016.


Prof. Karen Hoffman commented on the Super Tuesday primaries on Wisconsin Public Radio. “This cycle has been anything but typical. There are some candidates who have more at stake (the day after the primaries) than others,” she said. The story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, March 1, 2016.


Prof. Amber Wichowsky also commented on the political impacts of the changes for unions brought on by Act 10. “Union revenue is down considerably and as a result their spending is also down quite considerably,” she said. “In the legislative session before Act 10, the Wisconsin Education Association Council spent just over $2 million. During the 2013-14 legislative session, the WEAC spent less than $200,000.” The story appeared on WUWM-Radio (AM 89.7), March 8, 2016.




Prof. Ryan Hanley in New Documentary on Adam Smith


Prof. Ryan Hanley, who holds the Mellon Professorship in Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science, is featured prominently in a new documentary that focuses on Adam Smith as a philosopher and political economist. The documentary, "The Real Adam Smith: Morality and Markets," is a two-part look at how understanding Smith requires one to examine both his moral philosophy and his economic analysis. It will air on PBS stations this spring and summer. The segments of the documentary involving Prof. Hanley were filmed on the Marquette campus last fall.





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