Political scientist’s new book on liberalism garners significant media attention

February 19, 2018, Arts and Letters

A new book by a Notre Dame political science professor has sparked a fire in the public sphere, garnering significant discussion in major media outlets over his arguments about liberalism and modern society. In Why Liberalism Failed, Patrick Deneen — the David A. Potenziani Memorial Associate Professor of Constitutional Studies — argues that liberalism is built on a foundation of contradictions. 

Associate Professor, Guillermo Trejo, is awarded prestigious grant

February 08, 2018, Department of Political Science

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Associate Professor, Guillermo Trejo, and his coauthors, Sandra Ley and Shannan Mattiace, have been awarded a grant from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation for their project "Criminal Violence and Indigenous Resistance: Why Ethnic Autonomy Institutions Deter Drug Violence in Mexico."…

Department adds four international relations experts to faculty

January 31, 2018, Katie Boruff

Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science has added four new faculty members, bolstering its expertise in international relations issues. The new faculty — Eugene Gholz, Joseph Parent, Rosemary Kelanic, and Jazmin Sierra — join an elite group of academics advancing research and teaching in a vibrant department. “International relations remains one of the most important areas of political science with direct relevance to the challenges of peace, prosperity, and trust among nations,” said Luis Ricardo Fraga, acting chair of the department. “Understanding these challenges in today’s ever-changing and complex world of politics requires analyses that are nuanced, evidence-driven, and grounded in the development of new theory.”

Video: NDISC director on nuclear weapons, the military, and America's role in the world

January 25, 2018, Todd Boruff

Michael Desch is professor of political science and director of the Notre Dame International Security Center. His research interests include international relations, American foreign policy, and American national security.

Q&A with Maryann Kwakwa, Ph.D. candidate in political science

January 25, 2018, Carrie Gates

This is the second installment in an ongoing Q&A series with Arts and Letters graduate students. Maryann Kwakwa, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science, discusses her research on how undergraduate college experiences impact levels of civic engagement. 

Videos: Political science alumni discuss the value of a liberal arts education in Washington, D.C.

January 24, 2018, Arts and Letters

Political science alumni are making their mark in Washington, D.C., building successful careers at prestigious organizations including The Washington Post, the White House, Hilton Worldwide, and Facebook, to name a few. No matter what path they follow, they rely on skills developed in the College of Arts and Letters. 

Video: Notre Dame senior presents work in Latino Studies and Political Science

January 24, 2018, Department of Political Science

Notre Dame Senior, Gregory Jenn, recently presented his research, "How Latinos will Make America Great Again" at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte. Jenn is majoring in Political Science, Romance Languages, and Latino Studies and is the President of the Latino Student Alliance

Video: Notre Dame Washington Program offers opportunity to learn, live, and work in nation's capital

January 23, 2018, Todd Boruff

Sophomores and juniors from any major or college at the University of Notre Dame may participate in the semester-long Washington Program. Students live in apartments in downtown Washington, D.C., and take classes focused on politics and policy while also interning part-time with government offices, members of Congress, media companies, or cultural institutions. Students gain professional experience, learn to network, and experience the unique opportunities of big city living. 

Political scientist wins NEH fellowship, continuing Notre Dame’s record success

January 02, 2018, Carrie Gates

Notre Dame political scientist Susan Collins has been awarded a 2018 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, extending the University’s record success with the NEH. Since 1999, faculty in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters have won a total of 62 NEH fellowships — more than any other university in the country.

New article by Graduate Student Luis Schenoni

November 20, 2017, Luis Schenoni

Congratulations to Graduate Student Luis Schenoni for his article, "Of words and deeds: Latin American declaratory regionalism, 1994–2014" published in the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. His two co-authors,Nicole Jenne and Francisco Urdinez, are Assistant Professors at the Catholic University of Chile.