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 .
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: March 16th, 2018
The year 2018 is not yet three months old, but the year marks the half-century – 1968 – since a range of protests of ordinary citizens, organized industrial and agricultural workers, and students swept across Europe and North America. …Read more.
Date posted: November 22nd, 2017
On Thursday, November 16, Political Science majors presented their capstone research. Following the presentations, students and faculty enjoyed dinner and conversation together. Congratulations to all of the presenters on a job well done! …Read more.
Date posted: November 13th, 2017
Chris Hook, Budget Analyst for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (CWRU BA 2003, MA 2004), gave the third annual Careers Colloquium for Political Science Public Lecture, “Managing Change in Times of Transition: How to Adapt and Succeed for Different Attorneys General, Secretaries, and Administrations.”
The following day, he discussed internship and federal employment opportunities with political science students at the Careers Colloquium workshop. …Read more.
Date posted: November 2nd, 2017
Next summer, Ann Marie Smetona, Junior POSC major, will be an intern for ten weeks at the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, which services both the countries of Switzerland and Lichtenstein. …Read more.
Date posted: October 20th, 2017
Last Saturday, the Department of Political Science celebrated the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Wellman Hill Public Service Internship Program. The celebration party, hosted by Professors Elliot Posner (POSC) and Gillian Weiss (HSTY) at their home, was attended by our double alumna Elizabeth Hill, her father Michael Hill, Cyrus Taylor, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, members of the Wellman Hill Committee, faculty members of the Department of Political Science, and our students and former students. …Read more.
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.