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

Horowitz Discusses Future Weapons Systems

Professor Michael Horowitz discusses the future of autonomous weapons and his recent presentation at a UN assembly in SAS Frontiers.    

Mutz Interviewed in the Foxhole

Professor Diana Mutz was interviewed in a recent Foxhole segment about her latest book project In-Your-Face Politics.     

DiIulio Receives Henry Teune Award

Professor John DiIulio was selected as this year's recipient of the Henry Teune Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Pi Sigma Alpha undergraduate honor society.     

Hirschmann's Latest Book

Professor Nancy Hirschmann’s new book Civil Disabilities: Citizenship, Membership and Belonging, co-edited with Beth Linker, has been published by University of Pennsylvania Press.    

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

Edward Mansfield Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
John Lapinski Undergraduate Chair