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

Professor Robert Pape illuminates U.S. strategy to remove ISIS from Iraq. Read about it in The New York Times.

Professor Charles Lipson voices concerns over U.S. balance of power and the Iran nuclear deal. Read it here

Professor Cathy Cohen says a new civil rights movement in the U.S. doesn't need a new MLK to run it. Read it in The Washington Post.

Professor Robert Pape discusses the relationship between terrorism and military occupation. Read about it in The Red and Black.

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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