About the Department
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.
Politics @ UChicago News
Professor Charles Lipson discusses the recent scandals in the Obama administration, as well as the problematic elements of large government in a Chicago Tribune Op-Ed. Read the article here.
Professor Cathy J. Cohen has been appointed as Chair of the Political Science Department, from July 1st, 2013 to June 30th, 2016.
Professor Emeriti Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph note the influence of Gandhian civil disobedience in Rosa Parks' activism in a letter to the New York Times Book Review. Read the letter here.
Doctoral students Chad Levinson and Gene Gerzhoy have accepted pre-doctoral fellowships in the International Security Program at Harvard University for the 2013-14 academic year.
Political Science News
The United States Senate voted on March 20, 2013 to bar the use of National Science Foundation funds for political science research not deemed essential to national security or economic interest. Read more at Inside Higher Ed.