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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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Past Events

Department of Political Science Town Hall

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Online

We encourage all who can to attend this week’s Department Town Hall on Race, recognizing that the meeting was arranged on short notice ...

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Daniel Krcmaric | The Justice Dilemma: Leaders and Exile in an Era of Accountability
Alvin B. Tillery | Bill of Rights: On civic action
Zekeria Ould Ahmed Salem | Rethinking the weak state paradigm in light of the war on terror: Evidence from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Sean Lee (TGD PhD) | The Tragedies and Dilemmas of US Intervention in Northeast Syria
David Steinberg (TGS PhD) | Inside looking out

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