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Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy

As a part of the Political Science Department, the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy (CSDD) stimulates research, dialogue, and civic engagement about the relationship between diversity and democratic politics. Both in the US and beyond, we focus on how race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion and ability impact equal citizenship in diverse democracies.
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Dr. Riedl on Research in Political Science

Associate Professor Rachel Riedl outlines research paths in political science with the Northwestern’s Office of Undergraduate Research.

What ideas spark when you think about politics? How can you convert an interest into a project? Watch Dr. Riedl outline her recommended best practices, covering getting started, asking for faculty mentorship, and selecting from various research methods political scientists utilize in their scholarship.
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2018 Admiral Alban Weber Lecture Presents Kathryn Sikkink

We host an annual speaker series in honor of the late Admiral Alban ‘Stormy’ Weber. The gift by Admiral Weber brings a speaker of note from public service and academia, to address comparative government and the United States’ role in the world. This notable event draws a large audience of students (both undergraduate and graduate) faculty, staff, and the general public. The speakers come to campus with the objective of passing on their insight to students and others in Political Science.
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Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

Bernard Fraga Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Indiana, Bloomington  "The Turnout Gap: Causes and Co...

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Evanston

"Democratic Representation Beyond Elections" Helene Landemore-Jelaca Associate Professor, Department of Political Science Yale Univers...

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The FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast cites Ph.D. Candidate Matthew Lacombe's article on the NRA. Click 'All News' below to link to the article and podcast
Professors Ben Page and Martin Gilens's (Princeton) new book is cited in research showing that middle-income voters fail to influence congressional policy outcomes
Professor Richard Joseph spoke with Canada's CTV News Channel about the resignation of South African President Jacob Zuma
Congratulations to PhD student Ethan Busby, who will be joining Clemson University in August 2018 as a tenure-track assistant professor

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