About the Department

Charles Merriam

Charles Merriam

From the very beginning, the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago has been a pioneer in the development of social scientific understandings of government and politics. Harold Gosnell, Harold Lasswell, Grant McConnell, Duncan MacRae, Charles Merriam, Hans Morgenthau, Herbert Storing, and Quincy Wright all taught at Chicago.

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Politics @ UChicago News

Assistant Professor Paul Staniland comments on the multifaceted nature of U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict. Read it in The Atlantic.

Professor John Mearsheimer joins panel discussion on U.S. air strikes against ISIS. Watch it here.

Congratulations graduate student Jeremy Siegman for winning the Fulbright-Hays!

Professor William Howell comments on Obama's expansion of presidential power. Read it here.

Political Science News

The APSA's Annual Meeting & Exhibition will take place August 28-31, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Click here for more info.


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