Grounded in a deep study of the great political thinkers, ancient and modern, the Politics Department approaches the study and teaching of politics from a range of diverse yet complementary perspectives. 
We have some of the most highly regarded teachers and researchers in their respective fields, including political theory, international relations, comparative politics, and American government. Our faculty have collectively published over 40 books and dozens of articles in peer reviewed journals, and they regularly contribute to political science blogs and are frequently quoted in news accounts of contemporary political events.
Recognizing the long cultural and intellectual heritage bequeathed to us, the Department's faculty are deeply committed to liberal arts education, the advancement of knowledge, and the success of their students.