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Political Science

Our program blends traditional academic coursework with experiential learning opportunities like public and private sector internships, study abroad, and a Washington Semester Program where SCU students combine classroom learning with work at places like the Justice Department, international NGOs, the White House, and elsewhere.
    • Areli Hernandez

      Areli Hernandez: Summer 2017 Undergraduate Fulbright Fellow

      One of four U.S. students selected for an Undergraduate Fulbright Summer Institute at the University of London, Areli will study the Politics of Protest & Change focusing on Social Movements. She hopes to further research London's race relations and the rise in hate crime post-Brexit; all paid for by the Fulbright Commission.

    • Anne Baker

      Anne Baker: Do Political Contributions Hinder the Pursuit of Economic Justice? (Podcast)

      On May 16, 2017, the Bannan Institute's Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley discussed the pursuit of economic justice in our democratic system with Political Science Assistant Professor Anne Baker. The podcast can be found here.
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      SCU Students Attend Model United Nations

      The SCU delegation to the 67th Model United Nations of the Far West conference in San Francisco, CA. This year's theme was "Old Threats, New Threats: Global and Human Security in 2017." We represented Syria, Iran, and France. The students learned about cooperation, negotiations, and conflict resolution. It was a great experience for one and all. 

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      Ashraf Hammad '17

      "As a part of the Global Social Benefit Fellowship, I will enter a comprehensive program of social entrepreneurship, field-based study and action research. This summer, I will have the privilege of working alongside Empower Generation, a social enterprise that identifies, trains and supports rural women to distribute clean energy solutions to their remote communities in Nepal. In this pursuit, I, along with my colleague Clarissa Nguyen, will research, investigate, and document the impact of Empower Generation on its entrepreneurs, sales agents and customers."

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      Jesse Caemmerer ’14 is one of the chosen few tasked with making the world a smaller place.

      Jesse Caemmerer, Political Science, ’14 is one of the chosen few tasked with making the world a smaller place. Named to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars for the Master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Caemmerer will engage in an elite graduate curriculum that trains students to engage in China’s expanding role in the world. This program was modeled after the Rhodes scholarship – only 110 of 3,000 applicants were accepted – and is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Learn more...