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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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Riaz Commentary on Bangladeshi Murders Featured in Economist, DW, CNN, and Indian Express article thumbnail
Riaz Commentary on Bangladeshi Murders Featured in Economist, DW, CNN, and Indian Express
Ali Riaz has been recently featured in international media about the political situation in [...]
Brownbag Series: Wang on Taiwan Citizens’ Views of China article thumbnail
Brownbag Series: Wang on Taiwan Citizens’ Views of China
At the last brown bag presentation of Spring 2016, Professor T.Y. Wang presented his co-authored [...]
McClure and Westerhout Receive Impact Award article thumbnail
McClure and Westerhout Receive Impact Award
Professors Tom McClure and Julian Westerhout were among the recipients of the 2016 Impact Awards. [...]

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24th Annual Illinois State University Conference for Students of Political Science
The Department of Politics and Government of Illinois State University held the 24th Annual Conference for Students of Political Science at Bone Student Center, April 22, 2016. The conference was cosponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society of … Continue reading  

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