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Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy

As a part of the Political Science Department, the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy (CSDD) stimulates research, dialogue, and civic engagement about the relationship between diversity and democratic politics.  We focus on how race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion and ability impact equal citizenship in diverse democracies.
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Faculty Publications

Department faculty regularly are published and have contributed to books and scholarly journals.
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From left to right: 2018 Mitchell Scholar Hadley Pfalzgraf and 2018 Marshall Scholars Lars Benson and Lucia Brunel. All three will graduate from Northwestern in June. (Photo by Morgan Searles)

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Students in our department have life-changing experiences. Explore the amazing paths they forge both in and out of the classroom.
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Political Theory Workshop: Kevin Duong

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Online

Please join the Political Theory Workshop for a presentation from Kevin Duong, details forthcoming, as part of their Up the Street work...

Careers as Faculty at Liberal Arts Colleges

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Online

Please join the Department of Political Science Teaching Committee to hear from several political science professors who have taught at...

Political Science Honors Info Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, No Location

Are you thinking about applying to the Political Science Honors program? Join the Political Science Department for this info session to...


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