Political Science


New Jersey Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., Speaks To American Government Class

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., of New Jersey addresses Professor Alain Sanders’ American Government class. Congressman Payne spoke to the students about the work of a member of Congress, how he initially got into politics, and some current national issues such as homeland security, maintenance of the country’s infrastructure, and immigration.

Students Featured on FiOS1 News at Presidential Debate Viewing

FiOS1 News covered the presidential debate viewing party held on campus on September 26. This video segment highlights the mixed opinions of Saint Peter’s students. The reporter interviewed three voters with differing opinions, one supporting Donald Trump, one supporting Hillary Clinton and one undecided. Click here to view the segment.

Constitution Day Celebration

Students, faculty and staff gathered for a Constitution Day Celebration, “On the Wall” sponsored by The Department of Political Science, The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership and The College of Arts and Sciences. The event was a conversation regarding the Constitution, immigration policy and social movements featuring Steven Lonegan, New Jersey campaign manager, “Cruz […]

Political Science Professor Pens First White Paper in Guarini Institute Series

Alexander Mirescu, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, wrote the first Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership white paper titled, “Global Disaster Risk Reduction Policy and Subnational Application: An Assessment of Policy Effects of Hurricane Sandy Three Years On.” The Guarini Institute’s white paper series is designed to stimulate timely and relevant […]


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Dr. Sanders Discusses Republican Presidential Debate on WCBS-AM

Alain Sanders, professor of political science, was recently a guest on Eye on Politics with Steve Scott on WCBS-AM. During the segment he discussed the recent Republican Presidential debate.