Political Science Department

November 5th, 4:00pm
Stephen Robert Center, Petterutti Lounge

Allison Lombardo '05
Strategy Division Cheif, U.S. Dept. of State
Allison Lombardo is the strategy division chief in the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan at the U.S
Department of State advising peace talks and Sudan policy. Prior to this role, Allison served on the National Security Council
at the White House, worked for Human Rights Watch, and attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. 

Emily McLaughlin '12
Deputy Director, Massachusetts State Treasurer Office
Emily McLaughlin is the Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Empowerment in the Office of the State Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts. As Deputy Director, she is responsible for implementing the strategic direction of the department alongside the Executive Director, and directing the office's STEM programming. She served most recently as Press Secretary to then-candidate Deb Goldberg, and as a Legislative Assistant in the United States House of Representatives. 

Blake Zeff '99
Editor-In-Chief, Cafe
Blake Zeff is the Editor-in-chief of CAFE.com, an online publication reporting on news and politics. Prior to this role,
Blake served as the Politics Editor for Salon, spokesperson for Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign, and the NY Communications
Director for Obama for America. Blake frequently appears on MSNBC, CNBC, CNN Headline News, and NY1. 

The political science department at Brown is a dynamic community of scholars and students investigating some of the largest, most pressing challenges of political life today. Our faculty are at the leading edge of research in all the traditional subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. We study many different regions of the world, and we engage a wide variety of methods and intellectual approaches. We have a vibrant PhD program that trains graduate students for careers in academia and advanced research. Our undergraduate major is one of the largest on campus, although most of our classes are small and allow students to work closely with faculty members. Our graduates pursue a wide range of different careers paths, including law, public service, business, education, and more.

Our faculty and students profit from the many outstanding institutes, centers, and programs at Brown that bear on the study of politics. These include the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Program in Urban Studies, the India Initiative, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Political Theory Project, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Middle East Studies, Development Studies, the Population Studies and Training Center, and Africana Studies. Together we are a community of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars at the cutting edge in the study of political life. We are diverse in approach, method, and field of study, but we work closely together to foster new understanding and creative approaches to the political challenges of our increasingly complex world.