Welcome to the Department of Political Science of Case Western Reserve University.
The Department of Political Science is currently functioning remotely, given the global pandemic. We have been continuing to teach our courses, to advise our students, and to direct student senior capstone projects, and will continue into the Fall 2020 semester to offer excellent courses, undergraduate research and career opportunity programs, and support for student internships.
We invite prospective students to review this webpage and to read the archived department Newsletters here. We encourage 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 the Department, welcomes comments and insights from our students, alumni, colleagues, and friends around the world. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that our offices are unoccupied; phone messages left at the office phone number cannot be accessed and will not be returned.
Professor Kathryn Lavelle joined a panel discussion with the Hudson Institute on international organizations and the relevance of multilateral institutions. Watch Professor Lavelle and the other panelists here.
Professor Justin Buchler discussed Gordon Sondland’s testimony, public opinion, and the future of the impeachment inquiry with Russ Mitchell from WKYC Channel 3 News. Check it out here!
Yesterday, 9 Political Science majors presented their capstone research to faculty, students and friends! Find their topics here. Check out more pictures from the evening on our Facebook page!
Professor Kathryn Lavelle Participates in Panel Discussion on the Geostrategic Importance of the Arctic
Professor Kathryn Lavelle joined the Hudson Institute to participate in a panel discussion where she spoke about regimes and regime complexity in regards to the geostrategic importance of the Arctic. Below is a description of the panel discussion from the Hudson Institute: The melting of Arctic ice accelerated by global warming...
The CWRU Student Constitution Discussion Roundtable welcomed Alora Thomas-Lundborg, J.D., Senior Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, Voting Rights Project, and Hans von Spakowsky, J.D., manager of the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative and a Senior Legal Fellow at the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial...
Professor Kathryn Lavelle Travels to Tromsø, Norway to Investigate China’s Influence on the Governance of the Arctic
As part of a team of researchers investigating China's "Polar Silk Road," Professor Kathryn Lavelle took a trip to Tromsø, Norway last month as the first of several planned trips to investigate the international efforts to govern the Arctic and China's growing influence on them. She met with business...
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The Department of Political Science was successfully reviewed according to Ohio Department of Higher Education standards in 2019.