Welcome to the Department of Political Science of Case Western Reserve University.

This year the Department of Political Science welcomes two new Visiting Assistant Professors, celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Wellman Hill Public Service Internship Program, and honors two of our alumni who will be awarded prizes during Homecoming 2017.

We have a range of events planned for the Department this year, and we continue to offer excellent courses, funded programs that provide research and career opportunities, and a range of internships and internship support.  We invite you to explore the Department’s webpages to learn about our plans, our degree programs, our courses, our world-class faculty, and our recent accomplishments.

Please see Flora Stone Mather Professor Karen Beckwith’s Letter from the Chair.  Professor Beckwith welcomes comments and insights from our students, alumni, colleagues, and friends from around the world.  She can be reached by email at karen.beckwith@case.edu.


Ann Marie Smetona ’19

CAS Student Spotlight on Political Science major Ann Marie Smetona ’19

Senior Political Science major Ann Marie Smetona was Spotlighted on CWRU's College of Arts and Sciences webpage! She notes her favorite class at CWRU was Political Science course "Dictatorship and Democracy in Latin America" with Professor Laura Tartakoff, who then became her advisor. She said, "it was the first political science class...

Jonathan Entin

Jonathan Entin, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Appointed as CWRU’s Conciliation Counselor

Jonathan Entin is CWRU's new Conciliation Counselor for the Faculty Conciliation and Mediation Program, effective December 1. Read more about his new position on The Daily...   Learn about the Conciliation and Mediation Program

December 10, 2018 Newsletter

Opportunities and Announcements for the Week of December 10, 2018   In 2011, the Gender and Politics Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research met in Budapest, Hungary, for its second biennial European Conference on Politics and Gender. This conference drew several hundred politics and gender scholars from around...

Adjunct Professor Jonathan Entin Comments on State and Local Law in Ohio, Open Meetings

  Adjunct Political Science Professor Jonathan Entin comments on state and local law in Ohio, governing open meetings by local public bodies.   Read about here: Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley pledges an end to private caucus meetings

December 3, 2018 Newsletter

Opportunities and Announcements for the Week of December 3, 2018   As the semester comes to its close, with the last classes on December 7, other opportunities are opening. Even as students have their heads down, working on final papers, making final class presentations, and studying for final exams, I encourage...

November 26, 2018 Newsletter

Opportunities and Announcements for the Week of November 26, 2018   Next Step for Capstone Papers?  Now that fall capstone presentations have been completed for this semester, our capstone students might want to consider submitting their capstone papers for potential presentation at the Midwest Political Science Association meetings in Chicago in April....