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

Third-year political science major Yusef Al-Jarani was selected as one of the College's four Truman Scholars. Read more here.

Professor William Howell argues that the latest congressional bill is a symbolic assault against the President. Read it here.

Professor Eric Oliver and Thomas Wood, MA, report on Americans' beliefs in medical conspiracy theories. Read about it here or the full study.

Professor John Mearsheimer reacts to America's tough stance on Russia in Ukraine. Read the New York Times op-ed.

Political Science News

The Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference will take place April 3-6, 2014, at the Historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago.


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