Category Archives: Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Farnsworth Receives Fulbright Grant to Malaysia

Political Science Professor Stephen J. Farnsworth has received a prestigious 2019-20 U.S. Fulbright grant. He has been named a Fulbright Specialist and will spend much of the upcoming summer teaching American government at Methodist College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

T his grant is the second Fulbright award for Farnsworth, who is director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. During the 2006-2007 academic year, he was a Canada-U.S. Research Chair in Public Policy at McGill University in Montreal where he collaborated on several research articles on Canadian and U.S. politics. He also began work on The Global President: International Media and the U.S. Government, one of the six books he has authored or co-authored.

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Previewing the North Korea Summit (CTV News Canada)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his way today to the upcoming summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. We speak with Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington about what we can expect to at this upcoming meeting.

CTV News Canada: Previewing North Korea Summit

Northam imbroglio suggests a #MeToo moment on race has arrived (Washington Post)


Stephen J. Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington, said the Northam controversy may trigger more revelations of racial misconduct, the same way that the #MeToo movement emboldened women to come forward after years of silence. “Other politicians who have similar controversies in their past have to be prepared for them to be disclosed,” Farnsworth said. “And there may be additional pressure on Virginia government to deal with legacies of the Confederacy and Jim Crow in terms of statues and renaming of public parks.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2019/02/04/daily-202-northam-imbroglio-suggests-a-metoo-moment-on-race-has-arrived/5c5781ce1b326b66eb098604/?utm_term=.288dad6ee08d

Farnsworth, Hanna Columns on Virginia’s Changing Dynamics (Washington Post, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Op-ed columns by Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science, and Stephen P. Hanna, professor of geography, appeared recently in  The Washington Post and The Richmond Times-Dispatch respectively. The columns, “This one map shows the Republicans’ problem in Virginia” (Post) and “Virginia’s Changing Dynamics (Times-Dispatch),” provided a post-mortem of the Virginia elections.

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