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A wide variety of books, journal articles, and other publications regularly showcase new research by our faculty scholars.

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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  • Jul 15

    Global issues in intervention development in contexts of political violence

    July 15-23, 2016

    Violence in Palestine has been on-going and severe for many years, and there is a wealth of basic research on the negative effects of such violence on developing children and their family systems. Yet, there have been extraordinarily few interventions that have been rigorously evaluated and even fewer that have been able to demonstrate any positive effects...…

  • Aug 20

    Welcome Weekend

    Orientation weekend is held each fall to introduce parents and students to campus life and to help them become more familiar with the University of Notre Dame. Among the planned activities across campus are:

    • official welcome
    • academic exploration sessions
    • orientation with dorm rectors
    • student services open houses
  • Aug 23

    First Day of Classes

    First day of classes for the fall 2016 semester.

    Originally published at al.nd.edu.…