Spring 2016 Advising information here
To help you plan which courses to take each semester, the Department of Government has a “degree map” which you should consult and use when meeting with your adviser. Click here to see the current degree map for majors in Government
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
Sylvia L. Hernandez, Regional Administrator, Greater Southwest Region, US General Services Administration (GSA) will speak on the topic of
“International and Interagency Cooperation on Federal Activities”
This presenation will provide an overview of the work of US General Services Administration and cooperation with local, state and federal agencies, as well as with the Mexican government, with a case study regarding the expansion of the border port of entry at Columbus, New Mexico.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Latin American and Border Studies and Department of Goverment
invite you to a book presentation
at the Nason House (Center for Latin American and Border Studies, University Ave, directly across from Kinko’s)
Tuesday November 17, 6 pm
Dr. Gil Arturo Ferrer Vicario (Professor of History, Autonomous University of Guerrero, Mexico)
will present his new book on guerrilla movements, state violence and human rights in Mexico since 1965
“Del Asalto al Cuartel Madera a la Reparación del Daño a Víctimas de la Violencia del Pasado: una experiencia compartida en Chihuahua y Guerrero”
The book examines the emergence of guerrilla movements in Chihuahua and Guerrero in the 1960s, the repressive actions of the Mexican state during the “dirty war” of the 1970s, the recovery of memory of this period and the ongoing search for justice.
Presentation will be in Spanish with English translation.
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/
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!!!
Video of the NMSU Model UN team in New York, April 2015, click here. with link to this video:
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
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 by October 15th 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.