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

Castro Awarded SSRC Fellowship

Guzman Castro, a Ph.D. student in Comparative Politics, received the "Drugs, Security and Democracy" Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council to support his research in Latin America. 

Horowitz, Narang Publish on "The Poor Man's Atomic Bomb"

Professor Mike Horowitz and Neil Narang, a former post-doctoral fellow at the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics published "Poor Man’s Atomic Bomb? Exploring the Relationship between 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'" in the Journal of Conflict Resolution

Falleti to Give World Politics Lecture at Princeton

On April 30, Professor Tulia Falleti will give the World Politics Lecture at Princeton University on Participatory Democracy in Latin America.

Hirschmann Lectures at Sorbonne, Joins Editorial Boards

Professor Nancy Hirschmann recently delivered an invited lecture at the Sorbonne University (l'Univeristé Paris-Sorbonne) on "Relational Autonomy, or Relational Freedom? A Return to Psychoanalysis."

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Edward Mansfield Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
John Lapinski Undergraduate Chair