Political science major named Schwarzman Scholar

Rice University senior Isabel Scher is among the 111 students chosen for the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. She will receive a fully funded scholarship for postgraduate study at the new Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Leeds voted president of International Studies Association

Ashley Leeds, professor and department chair of political science, has been elected president of the International Studies Association (ISA) for 2017-2018. She will assume the position in March 2017.

Allies’ military strength, foreign-policy positions important for deterring potential challengers

When states form alliances, choosing allies with military strength and similar foreign-policy positions is important for deterring potential challengers, according to new research from political scientists at Rice University and the University of Kentucky.

Group calls for more transparency in science research, announces guidelines

While transparency, openness and reproducibility are readily recognized as vital features of science and embraced by scientists as a norm, a growing body of evidence suggests that those qualities are not necessarily evident today.