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faculty_2014We are one of the largest majors on campus, with course offerings that span the globe. Our faculty members are active researchers who, through their teaching, seek to develop students who are critical thinkers and effective writers. Our majors go on to work in government, business, law, policy, and non-profits, both here and abroad.

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Department of Politics and International Affairs
Wake Forest University
Kirby Hall 314A
P.O. Box 7568, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Phone: (336) 758.5449 | FAX: (336) 758.6104 | Email: wfupol@wfu.edu

 

News

Yomi Durotoye: Retirement Party

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Yomi Durotoye holds a joint appointment as Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Center for International Studies. He is also the Coordinator of the African Studies Minor program at Wake Forest University. His research focuses on military regimes and democratization and  opposition politics in Africa. Before he joined Wake Forest University, he taught at North Carolina A & T University and the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria where he served as the Chair of the Department of Political Science.

Olivia de Fouchier attends European Student Conference

Olivia-de-FouchierOlivia de Fouchier attended the European Student Conference 2016 “Envisioning a Confident Europe” at Yale University. The approximately 100 students were divided into five policy workshops and for the first time ever, a competition entrepreneurship group of which she was a participant. They discussed ideas for innovative business ventures which strive to integrate admitted immigrants into European economies and societies.

Her project, “E-U. Bridge the Gap”, a teaching program that offers a mutually beneficial exchange of language skills and career guidance between immigrants, students and senior citizens, was a finalist in the competition. The students’ efforts were assisted by E-U. representatives who, in addition to advising us on projects, gave speeches about the current state of the E-U. These included EU Ambassador to the U.S. David O’Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the UN Joao Vale de Almeida, Secretary General of the Parliament Klaus Well and Vice-President of the EU Commission Kristalina Georgieva.