Department News

Department of Political Science COVID-19 Updates


Alexis Lerner headshotPolitical Science Welcomes Postdoctoral Fellow - Dr. Lerner
Dr. Alexis Lerner is the Department of Political Science’s newest addition. She comes to Western as a Presidential Data Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Lerner earned her PhD in Political Science and Jewish Studies from the University of Toronto in 2020, where she was an award-winning instructor of applied statistics and data science, and peace and conflict studies.


PhD Student Kennedy - New Publication
3rd year PhD student John Kennedy has co-authored a new paper with Professors Alcantara and Armstrong entitled, "Do governments keep their promises? An analysis of speeches from the throne," published in Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions. Congratulations John!


Sakhi Naimpoor - Dissertation
Sakhi Naimpoor successfully completed his PhD, "NATO's Security Sector Reform in Afghanistan”, supervised by Professor Erika Simpson. Congratulations Sakhi!