Areas of Specialization

  • Native American Politics
  • Education Policy
  • Diplomacy and Soft Power
  • Political Economy
  • Democracy and Participation
  • Migration and Borders
  • Latin America
  • International Relations
  • National Security


Service Learning

2018 Migration Crisis Service-Learning Study-Abroad Blog 

This interdisciplinary, service-learning study-abroad course examines the current migration crisis in Europe, which has fundamentally affected and transformed the European continent. In particular, Germany has emerged as the political core of the crisis. This interdisciplinary study-abroad trip to southern Germany/Munich engaged students with the immediate social complexity of the integration of migrants in Germany.

Upcoming Events & Announcements

Midterm elections in the US: interpreting the results
Wednesday, November 14, 4.00pm to 5:00pm in Breland 333
Moderators: Dr. Neil Harvey and Kohlby McInnes
* Overview of voter participation (Kohlby McInnes, Josue Gandarilla and Toria Kovacs) 
* Implications of results for women’s participation (Dr. Slaton); immigration and border issues (Dr. Harvey and Ricardo Trejo); and, US foreign relations (Dr. Rosendorf)
* Moderated discussion of local, state and federal election results; scenarios for legislative-executive relations in the Federal Government, and much more!! Contact: Patricia Vargas, pvargas@nmsu; Tel: 646-4935;


2017: NMSU team earns top awards at national Model U.N. competition See full story here

Govt & Econ grad selected for Fulbright student award to South Korea. See full story here

2016: Model UN team wins big at New York conference. See story here.

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, an 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.

2015: Model UN team wins the top award again!!!

Video of the NMSU Model UN team in New York, April 2015, click here.

Past Events

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Last Updated: Nov. 8, 2017