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Department of Politics
Illinois State University
Faculty & Staff
Redbirds at the convention
Politics and Government students received a lesson in civic engagement this summer as they volunteered at the Democratic and Republican conventions.
Read more about their trips.
Celebrating 50 years
The Department of Politics and Government celebrates its 50th anniversary during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Read about our history
see photos from our celebratory dinner
Illinois State’s award-winning Model United Nations team travels to New York each spring for a national conference.
Learn more about student involvement
in Politics and Government.
Meet our faculty
Our faculty are among the most productive in the College of Arts and Sciences, with current and retired faculty producing a significant number of peer-reviewed books.
Meet our faculty.
The annual Hibbert R. Roberts Lecture in Public Policy brings renowned speakers to campus in honor of our former department chair.
See the recap from our 2015 lecture
To watch the video visit the
Courses in Politics and Government
student research journal
News & Views
Conference for Students of Political Science
Professor receives $80,000 grant for studies of Taiwan
Illinois State University’s Professor of Politics and Government T.Y. Wang has received an $80,000 grant from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States.
Riaz presents research at International Studies Conference
Professor Ali Riaz, noted expert of Bangladeshi politics, presented twice and participated in a workshop at the International Studies Association Convention at Baltimore on February 22-25.
Alumni provide career guidance to students
Five alumni visited the Department of Politics and Government on February 20.
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Social Work Day 2017: Shaping the Narrative: Social Work Action for Engaged Citizenship
3/27/17 at 8:15 AM
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