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Workshop Speaker Series

The Department hosts several faculty-sponsored and graduate student-run workshop speaker series based around the program subfields. Stay up-to-date on all of our Department's events by checking our calendar.

Faculty-Led Workshops

Graduate Student-Led Workshops

Political Theory Graduate Student Workshop

The Political Theory Graduate Workshop provides a forum for graduate students and faculty members to share ideas in a formal setting outside of the course work portion of the PhD program. Founded and organized by graduate students in the Department of Political Science, the Political Theory Working Group hosts a series of meetings throughout the academic year. Graduate students and faculty members from Northwestern and other institutions are invited to present work in all forms and modes of political theory. Each presentation forms the basis of a response from a chosen discussant and is then the subject of an open discussion.

International Relations Student Working Group

The International Relations Student Working Group (IRSWG) offers graduate students the opportunity to present work-in-progress to their peers outside of the classroom setting and receive constructive feedback. IRSWG meets multiple times a quarter, and welcomes presentations from various stages of the graduate career, from conference papers to dissertation proposals to dissertation chapter drafts. Papers are circulated in advance, briefly presented by the author, then commented on by a discussant before the conversation is opened up to all participants.




The Department also hosts a number of speaker series and annual meetings where students and faculty come together to learn about cutting edge research.

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