Delve into the fascinating relationship between people and government. War and peace. Cultural values and public opinion.
The governmental and political systems of the world are informed by much more than just present day politics. Our students are challenged to understand, research and critically assess the intricate relationships between people, cultures, history, domestic governmental and political systems, and the international arena.
The Political Science Department offers students the opportunity to integrate theory and classroom learning with practice, through such experiences as international travel, summer institutes, internships, classroom simulations and participation in Model UN. Our graduates have a profound impact both domestically and internationally, and are involved in a range of issues and movements, such as human rights both at home and abroad, political reform, legal reform and public policy advocacy.
Department Hosts Talk on Syria
On October 13, the Department of Political Science and International Studies hosted a panel discussion on "Humanitarian Assistance: Can it Slow the Refugee Flow?" featuring Dr. Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Ammar Kourany and Martha Myers from Save the Children International (Syria).
Department Hosts Talk by Cengiz Çandar
On September 8th, the Political Science and International Studies departments hosted a talk by Cengiz Çandar on "Understanding and Misunderstanding Turkey, the Middle East and U.S. Policy." Çandar is currently a senior columnist for Radikal and writes for the English language Al-Monitor.
EC Faculty Speak at PAMLA Conference
In November 2015, Associate Professor of Political Science and department chair Petros Vamvakas was a speaker at the session, "European Testimonies of Political Repression," at the 113th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in Portland, Oregon. Modern Languages department chair Jose Alvarez-Fernandez served as presiding officer.Read more
Saint Spotlight: Anthony Andronico '15
An impressive range of internships, leadership roles on campus and support from dedicated faculty prepared political science major Anthony Andronico '15 for his post-graduation roles.Read more about Anthony
Candidates for Distinction in the Field, 2016
Three political science students presented their Senior Distinction in the Field projects in April 2016. Candidates and their projects include: Rachel Aiello, "Politics of Ideology: An analysis of state level sex education policy,"Annalyn Bachmann, "The Socioeconomic Divide: The differences between development in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa," and Timothy Hopp, "The Explosive Electorate: An examination into why terrorist troups join electoral politics."See the Full List
Saint Spotlight: Ellison Chang '18
Ellison Chang is spending her junior year studying in Saint Petersburg, Russia.Meet Ellison Chang
Saint Spotlight: Meghan Timbas '17
Meghan Timbas transferred to Emmanuel, and graduating with a degree in Communications & Media in 2017.Meghan
Christina Ascolillo '17
Christina Ascolillo is the Director of Communications and Constituent Services for Massachusetts State Representative Linda Dean Campbell
Small classes, big advantages
Emmanuel's Political Science faculty boast expertise in a wide range of topics including international relations, law, public policy, U.S. political parties and institutions, electoral politics and democracy, and their continued scholarship constantly informs and inspires the curriculum.Meet Our Faculty
On Saturday, May 13, Emmanuel College awarded degrees to more than 550 undergrad...More
Class of 2015: Where We Work
|Brokerage Agent||Expeditors||Political Science|
|General Manager of Sales and Marketing||San Diego Car Rental||Global Studies|
|Legal Assistant||Liberty Mutual||Political Science|
|Project Coordinator||Mass Insight Global Partnerships||Political Science|
|Research Assistant||BUILD||Political Science|
Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School
|J.D.||Indiana University||Political Science|
|J.D.||New England Law School||Political Science|
|J.D.||Suffolk University School of Law||Political Science|
|J.D.||University of Missouri - Kansas City||Political Science|
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