Politics in Theory and Practice

Analyzing International Relations and American Politics



Politics in Theory and Practice is a political blog run by two students that analyzes international relations and American politics. We cover everything from current events to political science theory to abstract political philosophy. We started this blog on February 14, 2016, and have been posting regularly ever since.

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In designing our logo, we wanted to create something fresh that accurately defines our image and matches our blog’s mission. The globe symbolizes our focus on international relations and world affairs, while the red, white, and blue stripes reflect our focus on American politics (and also are a combination the main authors’ school colors).

Main Authors

Sam Seitz (@samseitz3) is a master’s student at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service studying International Politics concentrating in Security Studies. Sam was previously a Roosevelt Institute Defense and Diplomacy Analyst and the Director of Nuclear Security Studies at Global Intelligence Trust. He currently works as a research fellow at the BMW Center for German and European Studies. His areas of interest broadly include alliance politics, international political economy, proliferation, and the intersection of comparative politics and international relations.

Evan Katz is a Master of Public Policy candidate at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Previously, Evan spent time on Capitol Hill working for U.S. Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA) and former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA). He has also worked in Georgia politics for both State Representative Spencer Frye (D-Athens) and Attorney General Chris Carr. Evan graduated from the University of Georgia in 2019 with degrees in Political Science and International Affairs, as well as certificates in Public Affairs and Global Studies. His interests include American politics, electoral politics, and comparative politics.

This blog is primarily written by both Sam and Evan, but it will also feature guest contributors to keep the content fresh and provide a broader range of views and analysis.

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