Department of Political Science

FEATURED: A Safer or a More Dangerous World?: Nuclear weapons in today’s global community

Nuclear Reactions

1942: A Historic Breakthrough, an Uncertain Future

Panelists:

  • Austin Carson, Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Robert A. Pape, Professor of Political Science and Director, Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST)
  • Paul Poast, Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Paige Price Cone, Nuclear Proliferation Fellow, Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST)

FRIDAY! Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries: Social Sciences Working Group

The newly formed Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries Working Group will host its inaugural event on September 22, 2017. The day-long event will include research presentations by UChicago doctoral students and discussion by faculty members from departments other than the students' home unit. Built into the day will also be a round table discussion on ways to cultivate cross-department collaboration.  

The Political Theory Workshop: Panel Discussion on Executive Immigration Order

NOTE FROM ORGANIZERS:

Please note that our workshop on 1/30/17 will be held in Saieh 021. Prof. Abizadeh was forced to cancel his visit because of the executive order issued this weekend, so we will be hosting a discussion/info session about the executive order. We will be joined by Prof. Aziz Huq, Dr. Tamara Felden, and Dr. Tara Zahra.

University Convocation

The 527th Convocation will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:15 a.m., and will be held outdoors (rain or shine) on the University’s Main Quadrangle. This is a university-wide ceremony and all candidates participate in this ceremony, during which the President will verbally confer degrees to groups of candidates by degree type and academic program.  Tickets are not required for this ceremony.

FEATURED: Open House | Explore 125 Years of Big Ideas in the Social Sciences (Alumni Weekend Event)

Join us for a Social Sciences-focused Alumni Weekend Event!

For over a century, the University’s social scientists have made groundbreaking advancements in their fields and shaped their disciplines. During this open house, view our timeline exhibit to learn more about this rich intellectual history and evolution. Light refreshments provided!

FEATURED: A Lecture by Trustee Emeritus, Chairman Lien Chan

In celebration of the University’s 125th anniversary, Chairman Lien will present a lecture centered on the University’s global reach. He will share his perspective on the University’s presence and influence in the world in years past, today, and in the future. Chairman Lien will also remark on his graduate education at the University, and its influence on his career and later life.