Welcome to Political Science! We are leaders in scholarship and teaching, and we are dedicated to prepare our students to better understand, communicate, solve and lead on the urgent issues that challenge all of us. Our faculty are energetically engaged in helping our community and our world better understand public issues both large and small.
Our graduates are doing great things to make a better world. They are leaders of public, nonprofit, and business organizations in the United States and around the globe. Our graduates included elected officials, judges, agency heads, attorneys, corporate public affairs executives, university professors, secondary school officials, foundation officers, and policy advocates.
Join our community and learn how you too can improve the world—one policy and one community at a time. Drop by the Department of Political Science office (347 SSB) or drop me an email to obtain more information.
Dave Robertson, Chair
Our faculty and students profit from the many outstanding institutes, centers, and programs at Brown that bear on the study of politics. These include the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Program in Urban Studies, the Center for Contemporary South Asia, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Political Theory Project, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Middle East Studies, Development Studies, the Population Studies and Training Center, and Africana Studies. Together we are a community of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars at the cutting edge in the study of political life. We are diverse in approach, method, and field of study, but we work closely together to foster new understanding and creative approaches to the political challenges of our increasingly complex world.