Welcome to the Political Science Department

Penn’s Political Science Department is experiencing a renaissance. Over the past decade, our faculty has grown by 50%, an increase in quantity that has been matched by gains in quality. The strength of our faculty in each of four major subfields is being built with an eye to excellence embracing a variety of approaches and methodologies.

Welcome to the Political Science Department

The department’s combination of distinction and diversity has resulted in a rapid expansion of the undergraduate program and a newly invigorated Ph.D. program. Our faculty and graduate students play key roles in numerous centers and organizations across Penn’s campus whose missions bear on topics of interest to political scientists.

Welcome to the Political Science Department

We hope you will explore the website for a glimpse into the variety of our programs, activities, and classes, as well as an introduction to the accomplishments of the people who comprise the Political Science Department at Penn.

News & Announcements

O'Leary Elected to Royal Irish Academy

Professor Brendan O'Leary has been elected as an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy.      

Horowitz on Drone Proliferation

Professor Michael C. Horowitz discusses the importance of drone proliferation in War On The Rocks, citing his research recently published in International Security.      

Kim Wins DC-AAPOR Student Paper Competition

Graduate Student Eunji Kim was selected as the winner of the 2016 DC-American Association for Public Opinion Research Student Paper Competition.       

Lynch in Monkey Cage Blog

Professor Julia Lynch discusses the similarities between the president elect and Italian political leaders in the Monkey Cage Blog of The Washington Post.     

University of Pennsylvania
208 S. 37th Street, Room 217
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215
Phone: (215) 898-7641

Anne Norton Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
Marc Meredith Undergraduate Chair