News & Announcements Archive


Congratulations to Professor William Connolly!

The Western Political Science Association has inaugurated a new William E. Connolly Award for the best political theory paper presented at yearly Western meetings.  The WPSE announced the award with […]


Can Protest Yield Police Reform?

Can Protest Yield Police Reform?
Vesla Weaver has been listening in on long distance conversations between people in heavily policed neighborhoods in six cities on WYPR.


A History of Police Funding

A History of Police Funding
Vesla Weaver, Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology, in Financial Times.


New Website Launches for Portals Policing Project

New Website Launches for Portals Policing Project
Prof. Vesla Weaver's Portals Policing Project creates a “wormhole” in highly policed communities using a portal. Portals are virtual chambers where people who are far away from one another can converse as if in the same room. To-date, Weaver and her colleagues have amassed more than 850 conversations across 14 neighborhoods in six cities. It's the most extensive collection of first-hand accounts of policing to date.


Joel B. Grossman Memorial Fund Announced

We are grateful to announce the Joel B. Grossman Memorial Fund, which will be used for purposes related to constitutional law, the Supreme Court, or public law, including activities relating to Constitution Day.