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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.  We focus on how race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion and ability impact equal citizenship in diverse democracies.
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Department faculty regularly are published and have contributed to books and scholarly journals.
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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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Political Theory Workshop: Daniel Kapust

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Evanston

Please join the Political Theory Workshop for a session with Daniel Kapust, Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politica...

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Thomas Ogorzalek | What Nikki Haley Gets Wrong about the Confederate flag
Alex Hertel-Fernandez (WCAS '08) | Power and Politics in America’s Private Governments
Silvia Otero Bahamon (TGS PhD) | Colombia is having its largest wave of protests in recent decades. Why?
Isabella Alcañiz (TGS PhD), et al | A Survey Experiment on "Bad Bosses": The Effect of Social Networks on Gender Solidarity
Sally A. Nuamah | Educational Equity for All

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