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 . Professor Beckwith welcomes comments and insights from our students, alumni, colleagues, and friends from around the world. She can be reached by email at .
Constitution Day Forum
Monday, September 18, 4:00p.m., Law School Moot Court Room
Wellman Hill Tenth Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, October 14, 5:00-7:00p.m.
Professor Girma Parris, Lecture and Reception
Friday, October 27, 4:00-5:30p.m., Senior Classroom, TVUC
Professor Lisa Hijjar, Ohio University, NOCMES
Tuesday, November 7, 12:30-2:00p.m., Senior Classroom, TVUC
Friday, November 10, 4:30-6:00p.m., Senior Classroom, TVUC
Careers Colloquium Workshop
Saturday, November 11, 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m., Senior Classroom, TVUC
Senior Capstone Presentations
Thursday, November 16, 5:00-8:00p.m., Senior Classroom, TVUC
CWRU is home to a wide array of public affairs programming that may be of interest to the public and to students of political science.
For schedules of some of those events, please see the Affiliated Web Sites linked above.
Date posted: August 25th, 2017
Professor Kelly McMann was promoted to (full) Professor status in July 2017. Her achievements across her career to date – her books, Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014) and Economic Autonomy and Democracy: Hybrid Regimes in Russia and Kyrgyzstan (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006); her involvement in the international Varieties of Democracy project; her leadership as Director of CWRU’s International Studies Program; among many other professional achievements – have led to this well-deserved promotion. …Read more.
Date posted: August 18th, 2017
With two new faculty members this fall, the Department is able to offer new courses for our students. Professor Girma Parris (PhD Johns Hopkins University) is offering POSC321 News Media and Politics and POSC389 Race, Immigration and American Political Development. …Read more.
Date posted: August 11th, 2017
The following announcement was written by the College of Arts and Sciences:
Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences honors alumni who have made exceptional contributions to their fields and to the lives of others. …Read more.
Date posted: July 27th, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Jonathan Entin, who has won the National Federal Bar Association’s inaugural Excellence in Civics Education Award! Professor Entin, recently retired from CWRU’s School of Law, has long been a Secondary Faculty Member in the Department of Political Science, most recently serving as a member of Jessica Weil’s master’s thesis committee and supervising Nicholas Ericksen-Deriso’s senior capstone project, Bail, An Insider’s Perspective: Examining Judges’ Perceptions of the American Bail System. …Read more.
Date posted: July 18th, 2017
Girma Parris and YuJung (Julia) Lee join the Department of Political Science in the fall semester as Visiting AssistantProfessors. Professor Parris, PhD Johns Hopkins University, will offer courses in US politics, news media and politics,race and immigration politics, and American political development. …Read more.
Date posted: July 11th, 2017
POSC major Cameron Macaskill was recently featured in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Spotlight series. In the interview, she discusses her experiences in research and study abroad, involvement at CWRU, as well as her future plans. …Read more.