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

We have a range of events planned for the Department this year and will continue to offer excellent courses, research and career opportunity programs, 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.

Professor Karen Beckwith, Chair of Department, is on sabbatical for the Fall 2019 semester; Professor Elliot Posner will step in as Acting Chair; see his Letter from the Chair here.  Professor Posner welcomes comments and insights from our students, alumni, colleagues, and friends from around the world.  He can be reached by email at elliot.posner@case.edu.


Wellman Hill Grant Recipient Nick Leberer ’20 Working with Cleveland-based Central American Solidarity Organization

Wellman Hill grant recipient Nick Leberer '20 has spent his summer in Ohio City interning at the InterReligious Task Force on Central America, a Central American solidarity organization that focuses on the promotion of economic justice, environmental rights, and the demilitarization of American foreign policy in Central America. So...

Wellman Hill Grant Recipient Mamadi Jallow ’21 Interning with Congressman José Serrano

Mamadi Jallow '21, a third Wellman Hill grant recipient, has spent his summer working in Congressman José Serrano’s district office in the 15th District of New York. Mamadi recently helped plan a NASA community event to encourage students in the Bronx to pursue STEM based jobs. Here he is...

Wellman Hill Grant Recipient Sneha Darbha ’20 Interning with the New York State Health Foundation

Sneha Darbha POSC '20, another recipient of the Wellman Hill Political Science Internship Grant, is spending her summer in New York City interning with the New York State Health Foundation. There she's been researching ways in which grantees in 6 different underserved NYC neighborhoods can scale up their place-based...

Wellman Hill Grant Recipient Marin Exler ’20 Interning at Local Democracy Research Institute in Curitiba, Brazil

As a Wellman Hill Political Science Internship Grant recipient, Marin Exler POSC ’20 has had the opportunity to spend her summer in Curitiba, Brazil, working for a local democracy research institute called Instituto Atuação. Here she works on creating research design proposals geared towards understanding democratic culture in Brazil and worldwide.

Associate Professor Justin Buchler Discusses Ohio’s Political Dynamics Pre-2020 Election

Justin Buchler, Associate Professor of Political Science, discussed the political dynamics in Ohio during the lead-up to the 2020 election on C-SPAN. He talked about Ohio as a swing state, the mischaracterization of blue-collar workers, and the crowded democratic field. Watch his interview here!  

Anastazia Vanisko (BA POSC ’17) Testifies to Ohio House of Representatives’ Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee

On April 23, Anastazia Vanisko (BA POSC '17) testified as an opponent to HB 6, before the Ohio House of Representatives' Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy Generation.  

Department Office

  • Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm;
    Closed for lunch 12-12:30pm
  • Phone: 216.368.2424
  • For Media Inquiries: Daniel Robison, 216.368.6515

The Department of Political Science was successfully reviewed according to Ohio Department of Higher Education standards in 2019.

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