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Dianne Pinderhughes quoted in WalletHub

January 09, 2017, Lacey Barroso

Dianne Pinderhughes has been quoted in WalletHub's recent piece about racial progress in 2017. You can find the article here.…

Videos: Alumni discuss how political science benefited them in consulting, labor negotiations, and foreign relations

January 08, 2017, College of Arts and Letters


Notre Dame political science majors have had remarkable success in finding careers in the U.S. and abroad.The skills they gain in writing and critical thinking through their time in the College of Arts and Letters make them competitive across a variety of industries, whether they’re working in business, government, or something else entirely.…

Political science alumnus Patrick Vassel plays pivotal role in success of Hamilton

January 07, 2017, Carrie Gates

Political science major Patrick Vassel '07 didn’t come to Notre Dame dreaming of a career on Broadway. But a path that began with acting and directing in shows on campus has led him to New York's biggest stage. He's now associate director of Hamilton, the blockbuster musical that's won Tony Awards, a Grammy, and the Pulitzer Prize. Vassel has been a key figure in the show's development, working with actors and technicians night in and night out.

A letter from the chair

January 01, 2017, David Campbell

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David Campbell

For good or for bad, politics is having a moment.

Whatever else might be said about America’s 45th president, there can be no doubt that Donald Trump has heightened attention to politics. For our department, this is thus an opportunity. While 2016 will be forever remembered for its rancorous presidential election, it has also reminded us of why we need a careful study of government and politics, both here in the U.S. and abroad.…