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The Department of Political Science provides graduate and undergraduate education in five subfields: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and Constitutional studies.  Our faculty have earned international recognition for research on pressing political and social issues of interest to our communities, the nation, and the world. USA Today recently reported that College Factual ranks our undergraduate program among  "The Top Ten Best Colleges for a Major in Political Science."

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  • Sep 10

    Saturday Scholars: What Judges Want - Goals and Personality on the U.S. Supreme Court

    “What Judges Want: Goals and Personality on the U.S. Supreme Court” is presented by Matthew E.K. Hall, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science.

    You are invited to experience an intimate discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty speakers on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Each lecture and Q&A is presented on a “home...…

  • Sep 16

    Constitution Day

    The Program on Constitutional Structure will host a Constitution Day lecture at NDLS with speaker Judge Amul Thapar, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

    Thapar joined the Court in 2008 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. He graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree and received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California-Berkeley.…

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  • Sep 21

    Film Series: Campaign Concerns

    The Rooney Center and the Center for Civil and Human Rights are cosponsoring a new film series. Campaign Concerns will focus on issues relating to the 2016 presidential election, such as the use of drones, voting rights, and immigration. Additional information about the films and schedule for the series can be found here

  • Oct 26

    Film Series: Campaign Concerns

    The Rooney Center and the Center for Civil and Human Rights are cosponsoring a new film series. Campaign Concerns will focus on issues relating to the 2016 presidential election, such as the use of drones, voting rights, and immigration. Additional information about the films and schedule for the series can be found here