Welcome to the Department of Political Science!

Letter from the Chair

At Northeastern’s Department of Political Science, we train future leaders to deal with the most important issues in the world: issues of war and peace, tyranny and democracy, inequality and prosperity. To accomplish this, we combine classroom and experiential learning in unique ways, through our Dialogue programs that send students abroad to study in Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Amman, and Tokyo with Northeastern faculty members, co-ops at all levels of government as well as in law firms and NGOs, and internships with local and national political campaigns. Read More >>

Political Science News

Prof. Beauchamp on the State of the Union

Professor Nick Beauchamp’s analysis of the State of the Union address was featured by the Washington Post in the article “The State of the Union address in a single figure.”

Congratulations to Phil D’Agati & Ben Schneider!

Benjamin Schneider (’07 Political Science) and Professor Philip D’Agati have been jointly nominated for an American Association of Political Consultants Campaign Excellence Award. Congratulations to Phil and Ben on this great recognition!

Prof. Miles featured on NPR broadcast about “Brotherhood”

Professor William Miles speaks about experiencing true kindness on this NPR broadcast.

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Political Science Events

02/03/2015

Ten Theses: Lessons from America’s War for the Greater Middle East

This event is a part of the Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies speaker series. The speaker is Professor Andrew Bacevich, Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University.
4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
101 Churchill Hall

02/10/2015

Terrorism, Civil War, and Syria: A Thought Experiment

This event is a part of the Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies speaker series. The speaker is Dr. James Walsh, Research Associate in the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
101 Churchill Hall

03/24/2015

The State of Islamic State

This event is a part of the Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience Studies speaker series. The speaker is Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College.
4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
101 Churchill Hall

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PhD Student Matthew Cohen publishes article in The National Interest

Second year PhD Student Matthew Cohen just had his article, “Israel’s Big Decision: Time to Take Hamas Out?” published in the acclaimed journal The National Interest, you can read it here. Congratulations and good work Matt!

Dov Waxman

Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Middle East Center for Peace, Culture, and Development

Another Northeastern Political Scientist is published in The National Interest. This time one of our newest faculty members, Dov Waxman writes, “A Cease-fire or Quagmire in Gaza?” A very timely and controversial issue, but one that Waxman knows intimately. You can read the article here.