Category Archives: Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Farnsworth Comments in the National News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW's Center for Leadership and Media Studies, continues to provide commentary on national political stories. New Poll: In Virginia, Trump Trails All 2020 Democratic Candidates (NPR) Out-of-State Donors, Business Interests Help Fund Virginia’s Elections (NPR) Poll Finds Majority of Virginians Support Marijuana Legalization (NPR) Poll: Biden favorite among Va. voters, [...] The post Farnsworth Comments in the National News appeared first on EagleEye.

District Debates Continue on Friday, Sept. 20

District Debates Continue on Friday, Sept. 20The University of Mary Washington will continue to host debates in the coming weeks between candidates running this November for Fredericksburg-area seats in the Senate of Virginia and the Commonwealth’s House of Delegates. The 88th District House Debate on Friday, Sept. 20  at 7 p.m., will take place on UMW’s Fredericksburg campus in Lee Hall, Room 411.

Farnsworth Lectures in Washington to Norwegian Seminar

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture, “The Competing Visions of the American Political System: Building Public and Private Spheres,” at the Norwegian Washington Seminar in Washington, D.C. The program brings roughly 20 mid-career professionals from Norway for a two week program on American politics and culture.

Farnsworth Comments in the National News

Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth, who is director of UMW's Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

UMW to Host Four District Debates Starting Next Week

UMW to Host Four District Debates Starting Next WeekThe University of Mary Washington will host four debates in the coming weeks between candidates running this November for Fredericksburg-area seats in the Senate of Virginia and the Commonwealth’s House of Delegates.

The first, the 28th District Senate Debate, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 5, inside University Hall at UMW’s Stafford Campus, 121 University Boulevard.

UMW to Host Four District Debates Starting Next Week

Joe Walsh Launches Campaign Against Trump (CTV News Canada)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington in Virginia said that the former Republican congressman’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination will likely be little threat to President Trump, who has had the support of at least 80 percent of Republicans in recent polls. But Walsh’s campaign does likely mean that the anti-Trump Republicans will be able to get some attention in primary debates — debates that Trump is unlikely to attend, Farnsworth said.

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