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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. Pearlman writes Time Magazine's cover story on Syria's crisis

Associate Professor Wendy Pearlman's new book, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, is the basis for her Time Magazine March 12, 2018 edition cover story.

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2018 Farrell Lecture

2018 R. Barry Farrell Lecture

On Monday, May 14, 2018 Ian Kelly, former U.S. Ambassador to Georgia and current international studies lecturer, and the Georgian ambassador to the United States David Bakradze discussed Georgian-Russian relations and Georgia’s efforts to join NATO and the European Union. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) sent a video lecture to participate in the event, and Political Science Prof. Jordan Gans-Morse moderated the discussion and the subsequent audience Q&A. 
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Faculty Publications

Department faculty members have published more than twenty books during 2017.
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From left to right: 2018 Mitchell Scholar Hadley Pfalzgraf and 2018 Marshall Scholars Lars Benson and Lucia Brunel. All three will graduate from Northwestern in June. (Photo by Morgan Searles)

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Students in our department have life-changing experiences. Explore the amazing paths they forge both in and out of the classroom.
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Ambassadors discuss Russian-Georgian relations, effort to join NATO at the 2018 R. Barry Farrell Lecture
Dr. Harbridge Yong appeared on Northwestern's student-run politics TV show 'Nightcap' to discuss the multi-state May 8 primaries
Q&A with Dr. Elizabeth S. Hurd - Iran, North Korea, and Donald Trump
The American Bar Foundation has named Ph.D. Candidate Hye Yun Kang a 2018 Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellow

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