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. Professor Posner welcomes comments and insights from our students, alumni, colleagues, and friends from around the world. He can be reached by email at
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.