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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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Samantha Power Visits Campus

The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations discussed policy, public service, and soft power with students.
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Our Professor Ben Page and Martin Gilens (Princeton) will host the Reviving American Democracy roundtable, with keynote speaker featuring former Senator Russ Feingold. This January 12-14 event coincides with their new book, Democracy In American? What Has Gone Wrong & What We Can Do About It?

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Faculty Publications

Department faculty members have published more than twenty books during 2017.
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Student Spotlight

How do students use their skills in the professional realm and how do this experiences impact their learning?

This past summer, Benjamin Trachtenberg (Journalism & Political Science '18) worked as a production intern for MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell.

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Upcoming Events

Welcome Back and New Year Party

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

The Department of Political Science invites you to come and join your fellow faculty, student, and staff members to catch up after the ...

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Evanston

Kevin MazurPostdoctoral Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

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Weinberg Assoc. Dean & Professor Edward Gibson on 'Undemocratic Democracies'
Professor Elizabeth Shakman Hurd wrote a post about the continuing Rohingya humanitarian crisis
Congratulations to Lars Benson, Political Science '18, on winning a prestigious Marshall Scholarship
Dr. Jaime Dominguez spoke about outgoing U.S. Representative Gutierrez and the broader impact on Cook County politics

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