Category Archives: Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Live from Detroit: Presidential debates as game show (Christian Science Monitor)

“Our presidential nomination system looks to be a mash up of ‘Survivor,’ where you’re voting people off the island, and March Madness basketball brackets,” says Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and author of multiple books on presidential communication. 

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‘Really dangerous’: Trump and our national division (Virginia Mercury)

“My personal view is that the country’s about a lot more than the president,” Stephen Farnsworth, a University of Mary Washington political science professor told me.

“Jamestown is about the core history of Virginia. And the disagreement among Democrats about whether or not to participate demonstrates the potential problems of the proposed boycott. … You don’t see widespread boycotts of the State of the Union. Who knows, that might be next?”

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Farnsworth Talks about U.S. Independence Day in Malaysia

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture, "Parades, Picnics, Bands and Fireworks: Experiencing Fourth of July in America," at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Professor Farnsworth was at MCKL as a Fulbright specialist this summer.

 

Farnsworth Talks about U.S. Independence Day in Malaysia

Farnsworth Comments in the National News

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth has been quoted in several current national news stories, including the following: With Corey Stewart leaving politics, Prince William County’s political future is up for grabs (The Washington Post) What to Expect From This Week's Special Legislative Session (WVTF.org)

Analysts: Accepting PAC Money from the Governor Could Have Mixed Results (WVTF)

Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says any candidate taking money from the governor is taking a risk. “Every candidate who takes money from the governor has had to do so after some pretty careful thought about whether it’s a net positive or a net negative,” he explains.

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