Conferences & Programs
Opportunities to apply and expand your knowledge within the major as well as outside of the classroom are offered throughout the academic year. Among these are student conferences, lectures, student publications, faculty presentations and more.
We encourage you to regularly participate in department events and opportunities, such as:
Conferences Attended by Political Science Majors
Political Science majors present research, expand their networks, and become more knowledgeable about the discipline through attendance at a variety of conferences, including:
- Air Force Academy Assembly
- Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference
- West Point Student Conference on United States Affairs
Opportunities with Centers and Programs
The Francis and Kathleen Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy
This center examines politics and policy making in the United States—leaving Notre Dame’s distinctive imprint on the study of American democracy. With grounding in Notre Dame’s Catholic mission, the Center facilitates research on the critical issues facing America’s democratic system, and encourages Notre Dame’s students to be engaged in both civic and political life.
The Notre Dame International Security Program
This program was established in 2008 to provide a forum where leading scholars in national security studies from Notre Dame and elsewhere could come together to explore some of the most pressing issues in national security policy. The program is co-directed by Notre Dame political science faculty members Michael Desch, Daniel Lindley and Sebastian Rosato.