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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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Faculty Publications

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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Upcoming Events

Comparative Politics Workshop: Susan Stokes

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Evanston

Prof. Susan Stokes from the University of Chicago presents "Political Behavior and 'Direct Democracy': Reflections from the Referendum ...

Global Theory Workshop: Lisa Ellis

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Evanston

Come hear Dr. Lisa Ellis from the University of Otago in a workshop sponsored by the Global Theory Workshop and the Department of Polit...

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Samara Klar & Thomas Leeper | Identities and Intersectionality: A Case for Purposive Sampling in Survey-Experimental Research
Wendy Pearlman | Host State Engagement, Socioeconomic Class, and Syrian Refugees in Turkey and Germany
Jonathan Gans-Morse | Ukraine Has Been Waging War On Corruption. A U.S. President Encouraging A ‘Favor’ Could Undermine These Reforms.
William Reno, et al | The Great Saudi-Iranian Proxy Game
Marco Bocchese | After Ratification: Predicting State Compliance with ICC Treaty Obligations

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