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.    Elizabeth S. Bolman, Interim Chair


Please note that our offices are unoccupied; phone messages left at the office phone number cannot be accessed and will not be returned.


Statement on Black Lives Matter, Protest, and Policing: Things We Can Do Now.

The Department of Political Science joins with the American Political Science Association in expressing our horror and outrage at the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and many others.  These recent cases are part of the history of police violence directed at...

Professor Kathryn Lavelle Discusses International Organizations with the Hudson Institute

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 Discusses Public Opinion and the Impeachment Inquiry

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!

Fall 2019 Senior Capstone Presentations

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...

2019 Constitution Day Forum Video: Battle for the Ballot Box

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...

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The Department of Political Science successfully met the 2019 standards set by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

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