Spring 2016 Advising information here
The mission of the Department of Government is to produce and impart knowledge and skills necessary for understanding political issues and participating in public affairs.
To meet this mission, the Department of Government offers an undergraduate major in Government, a Law & Society supplemental major, a Master of Arts in Government and a Master of Public Administration, in addition to minors and a number of joint degree opportunities at the graduate and undergraduate level.
The faculty combine a deep commitment to teaching at all levels with a passion for scholarship and public service.
Areas of Specialization
- Interest Groups and Nonprofit advocacy
- Immigration policy
- Public/Nonprofit Management
- Mexico and US-Mexico border
- Comparative Politics
- Latin America
- International Relations
- National Security
Fall 2015 Homecoming Lunch Reception
honoring Mr. Louis Vega (BA Govt ’91), Distinguished Alumn of the College of Arts and Sciences, 2015.
Where: Corbett Center Patio (next to Taos Restaurant)
When: Friday October 23, 12.00-1.30 pm
Please RSVP to Patricia Vargas, Department of Government
or tel: 575-646-4936
Interested in graduate studies in goverment or public administration? Please come by the Department of Government’s booth at the 17th Annual Graduate & Professional School Fair, Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. Corbett Center Student Union, 3rd Floor Ballrooms. More details here.
new class in the second mini-semester, Oct 14-Dec 11, 2015:
Govt 321/537 Energy Policy & Sustainability
Instructor: Dr. Jiaqi Liang
The class is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
See flyer for further details.
The Public Policy and International Affairs Program is accepting applications for the summer 2016 fellowship program. Deadline is November 1, 2015. Details here: http://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/what-we-do/junior-summer-institutes/junior-summer-institutes/
New classes in Fall 2015
The following class is open for Fall 2015. Please note this class counts as one of the core course requirements for the Law and Society Supplementary Major:
Govt 392 Civil Liberties (CRN 52345) Mondays 6.00-8.30 pm
The following class is for GRADUATE students only:
Govt 590.M01 Seminar in Public Law and Legal Systems (CRN 52530) – Weds. 6.00-8.30 pm – (please note that this counts as one of the core seminars for the MA in Government)
NMSU Honors student Sarah Casson (BA Government and Spanish, 2013) on her Fulbright US Student Program Award. Read more about this achievement here.
Rylee Stenberg, undergraduate senior in Government and Law & Society, has been featured by the national Women in Politics: College Edition program of MSNBC. Read more about this achievement here.
Model UN team wins top award again!!!
Department of Government – Social Justice Award – deadline February 20 – apply here
Lecture on Students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico – Feb 25 – for more information follow the link
March 14, 2015, 7.00 pm Film: Who is Dayani Cristal? – with speaker Robin Reineke (University of Arizona): More information about the event here.
For more information on upcoming events click here.
The 11th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium will be held at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts this week on Tuesday evening (March 17) and all day Wednesday (March 18). This year’s theme is Justice for Migrant Children and Youth. Please see all the details about the program and the speakers at the website: http://artsci.nmsu.edu/en/j-paul-taylor-symposium