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Professional Journal Critique

The Department hosts Critique, a nation-wide journal for political science students. Critique was granted professional recognition by the American Political Science Association. Learn more about Critique!

Annual Conference

The Department of Politics and Government hosts the Annual Conference for Students of Political Science in Spring semester of each year as a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students from both the United States and other nations. Learn more about conferences!

Action Research Opportunities

The Department is strongly committed to creating opportunities for students to foster their analytical skills and leadership abilities in structured programs outside the formal classroom such as professional practice internships, Study Abroad programs, and supervised independent studies. Learn more about internships and other opportunities!

Meet our Faculty

Department faculty are one of the most productive in the College of Arts and Sciences with current and retired faculty producing a significant number of peer reviewed books. Learn more about our Faculty!

New Legal Studies Major!

The Department's Paralegal Education Program now offers a major as well as a minor. Learn more about our Legal Studies Major!

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Zigerell Writes on Confederate Flag Controversy for Monkey Cage
Assistant Professor L.J. Zigerell published a guest post July 8th in the Washington Post’s [...]
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Kabir Publishes on Myanmar in Forbes
Graduate student Arafat Kabir contributed an article to Forbes on July 6th. In “Myanmar: [...]
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On Money and Politics: Milita Interviewed on WGLT
Kerri Milita spoke with WGLT’s Judy Valente about the growing influence of money in American [...]

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Chair Ali Riaz’s Remarks on Iran Deal
Dr. Riaz discusses the Iran Deal. Video from Illinois State University YouTube channel. 

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