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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
Gro Brundtland lecture cancelled
The Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture and Master Class set for Thursday, February 23, has been cancelled.
Politics and Government’s Meghan Leonard comments on Trump vs. judiciary
Professor Meghan Leonard responds to President's Trump's Twitter attacks on the judiciary in a new blog post published on the LSE USCentre's daily blog on American politics and policy.
Cherie Valentine writes about her family in the circus
Cherie Valentine published an article titled "The Valentine Family of Flyers of Bloomington, Illinois' in the Bandwagon," in the Journal of the Circus Historical Society.
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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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