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Multiple Battlefield Cinema

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

This workshop, entitled Battlefield Cinema, brings together filmmakers, scholars, and Indigenous Peoples whose goal is to explore how community-engaged and...

May
17
2024

PoliSci Major Meet-Up

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join the Political Science Department's Undergraduate Affairs division for the final PoliSci Major Meet-Up of the year! Celebrate finishing...

Apr
25
2024

Fall 2024 Pre-Reg Preview

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Political Science Department's Undergraduate Affairs division as they preview political science course offerings for Fall 2024! Lunch...

Apr
23
2024

Military Roundtable with Prof. Will Reno

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Political Science Department and Prof. Will Reno as we host Brigadier General Ajai Singh Dabas, Lieutenant Colonel...

Apr
10
2024

Self Advocacy Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join the Political Science Department's Undergraduate Affairs for a Self Advocacy Workshop. Students are invited to join the Political...

Apr
8
2024

Why Is Democracy Important?

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Chicago Center on Democracy presents an engaging panel discussion probing the fundamental question: Why is democracy important? The panel...

Apr
1
2024

Lunch & Learn: Mid-Year Operations Check-in

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Political Science Department's Graduate Program Overview as they host Stephen Monteiro. In this open forum, Stephen Monteiro, along...

Mar
8
2024

“How I Wrote" Fueling Resistance

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the “How I Wrote [Title Here]” Event Series and the International Relations Speaker Series as they host Kate...

Mar
7
2024

On Freedom

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Political Theory Colloquium as they host Ẹniọlá Ànúolúwapọ́ Ṣóyẹmí, Departmental Lecturer in Political Philosophy and Public Policy...

Mar
6
2024

Winter Quarter Showcase

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join the Political Science Department as our students showcase work from several Winter Quarter classes, covering topics ranging from...

Mar
5
2024

Pizza and Politics: Super Tuesday

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join the Political Science department for Pizza and Politics: Super Tuesday Edition! Professor Daniel Galvin will be joined by other...

Mar
4
2024

Sticks and Carrots

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

"Please join the Global Theory Workshop as they host Pascal Brixel, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University. Why is it...

Mar
1
2024

UGrad Chat with Paul Poast

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join the International Relations Speaker Series for late afternoon coffee and snacks with Dr. Paul Poast, Professor of Political...

Mar
1
2024

Man, Russia, and War

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Please join the International Relations Speaker Series as they host Paul Poast, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science...

Feb
28
2024

Honors Information Session

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Feb
16
2024

Commune Panel on Funding and Fellowships

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Commune as they host Stephen Hill, Senior Associate Director of Northwestern's Office Of Fellowships, for a session...

Feb
14
2024

Political Science New Major Meet-Up

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Hello PolSci students! Have you recently declared your major as Political Science? Then join us Wednesday, Feburary 14th to meet...

Feb
12
2024

Canvas Essentials for Graduate Instructors

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Join Teaching and Learning Technologies for a customized workshop for graduate instructors covering the essentials of teaching with Canvas and...

Feb
7
2024

Self-Advocacy Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Political Science Department Undergraduate Affairs committee as they host a Self-Advocacy Workshop. More information to come.

Jan
31
2024

Spring 2024 Pre-Registration Preview

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Political Science Department's Undergraduate Programs as they provide a preview of Spring 2024 pre-registration options. Stay tuned...

Jan
29
2024

Farrell Fellow Meet-Up

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a chance to connect with colleagues, introduce new fellows, and meet research groups while enjoying some refreshments....

Nov
15
2023

Weber Lecture 2023: Women Who Rock

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Please join the Political Science Department as they host their Alban Weber Distinguished Speaker for Fall 2023, Jessica Hopper. Jessica Hopper...

Nov
13
2023

A Systems Approach to Digital Democracy

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Please join the Global Theory Workshop as they host Jennifer Forestal (Loyola University Chicago), who received her political science Ph.D....

Nov
10
2023

“How I Wrote" Hybrid Sovereignty

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the International Relations Speaker Series and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities as they host Professor Swati...

Oct
25
2023

Winter 2024 Pre-registration Preview

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join the Political Science Department as we take a preview of the winter 2024 quarter courses. Faculty will present on...

Oct
23
2023

Constitutional Sankofa

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Please join the Global Theory Workshop as they host Paul Gowder, a professor at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law. This...

Oct
11
2023

Faculty & Undergraduate Pizza Party

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join us for our Faculty & Undergraduate Pizza Party on Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 from 12:30 - 2 pm....

Oct
5
2023

How to Give a Job Talk

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Political Science Department and The Graduate Commune & Placement Director for a presentation by Assistant Professor of...

Sep
29
2023

Political Science Department Open House

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Please join us for our Political Science Department Open House! A social event for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students...

May
31
2023

Fieldwork Preparation Workshop

8:45 AM - 2:30 PM

Are you curious about what it means to do fieldwork? Have you been in the field and want to think...

May
15
2023

Democracy for Busy People

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Global Theory Workshop as they host Kevin Elliott, political theorist and Assistant Professor of Political Science at...

Apr
12
2023

Beyond the PhD: Early Career Academics

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us and hear from NU Political Science alumni Dr. Amanda D’Urso and Dr. Matthew Nelsen about their recent experiences...

Mar
31
2023

Moral Rhetoric in Party Campaigns

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Please join the American Politics Workshop as they host Jae-Hee Jung, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at...

Mar
14
2023

Crafting your First IRB Submission

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join IRB Staff and the Political Science Department for a Workshop and Q&A on the Social Science IRB Process.  Lunch Provided....

Mar
3
2023

CHSS & APD: Jacob Grumbach (Washington)

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Please join the American Politics Development Lecture Series and the Comparative Historical Social Sciences as they host Jacob M. Grumbach,...

Feb
10
2023

Comparative Political Workshop: Avital Livny

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Session details forthcoming. Avital Livny is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, previously a...

Jan
31
2023

R Workshop Series: Troubleshooting in R

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the R Workshop Series as Political Science Ph.D. Candidate Jennifer Lin leads a session on Troubleshooting in R. This...

Jan
23
2023

Publishing in Political Theory

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Global Theory Workshop and Professor Shmulik Nili as he discusses publishing in political theory. In this session...

Dec
5
2022

Teaching at Liberal Arts Colleges

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

What does it mean to start a tenure-track position at a liberal arts colleges? Are you interested in developing a...

Nov
17
2022

Ukraine: What Is to Come?

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join a group of premier observers and analysts in a discussion about recent developments and future prospects in the war...

Jun
6
2022

Global Theory Workshop: Megan Hyska

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Global Theory Workshop as they host Dr. Megan Hyska from Northwestern University. Session details forthcoming.  Megan Hyska (PhD,...

May
27
2022

Fieldwork Q&A Meeting

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please join Political Science faculty and graduate students for an informal discussion on conducting fieldwork, especially during COVID times. Students...

May
26
2022

Office of Fellowships: Grant Writing Workshop

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Hosted by Stephen Hill, Senior Associate Director, Office of Fellowships. The Office of Fellowships Grant-Writing Workshop serves Northwestern graduate students...

Apr
25
2022

Global Theory Workshop: Margaret Moore

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Global Theory Workshop as they host Dr. Margaret Moore from Queen's University.  ABSTRACT: This paper considers whether threats...

Apr
19
2022

Equitable Grading Practices Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

What are the purpose of grades? Grades can measure student progress, provide feedback, and provide qualification for other courses and...

Apr
18
2022

Global Theory Workshop: Andrew March

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Global Theory Workshop as they host Dr. Andrew March from the University of Massachusets Amherst. Session details...

Apr
11
2022

Global Theory Workshop: Andy Koppelman

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Global Theory Workshop as they host Dr. Andrew Koppelman from Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law. Session...

May
29
2021

9th Annual Arryman Symposium

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Arryman Scholars present dissertation research Gde Metera, PhD Political Science will present his dissertation, "The Struggle over Symbolic Power Resource: The...

May
21
2021

American Politics Workshop: Laura Bucci

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: "Redistribution by Other Means" in Unequal Voice: Deunionization in the American States Abstract:  Throughout the larger book manuscript, I argue that...

Mar
12
2021

Political Science Honors Info Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Jan
15
2021

American Politics Workshop: Jaime Settle

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The American Politics Workshop hosts Dr. Jaime Settle for a presentation based on: Opting Out: Why Americans Avoid Political Talk  Why, despite...

Nov
20
2020

Political Theory Workshop: Shawn Dean

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join the Political Theory Workshop for a presentation from Northwestern University graduate student Shawn Dean. Dean will be presenting...

Nov
9
2020

IPR 2020 Post-Election Panel

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

IPR 2020 Post-Election Panel Panelists: Martin Eichenbaum, Charles Moskos Professor Professor of Economics Laurel Harbridge-Yong, Associate Professor of Political Science and IPR Fellow Erik...

Sep
29
2020

NU Presidential Debate Watch & Chat

7:45 PM - 9:30 PM

Chat with faculty from Political Science, SESP, and the Center for Legal Studies as we all watch the debate together...

May
4
2020

Global Theory Workshop: Sarah Song

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Global Theory Workshop for a session with Sarah Song, Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Political...

Apr
3
2020

American Politics Workshop: Jaime Settle

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the American Politics Workshop for a presentation by Jaime Settle, the David and Carolyn Wakefield Term Associate Professor...

Mar
9
2020

Political Theory Workshop: Alison McQueen

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Political Theory Colloquium as they host Prof. Alison E.J. McQueen (Stanford), "Absolving God's Laws: Thomas Hobbes's Scriptural...

Mar
6
2020

American Politics Workshop: Cathy Cohen

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the American Politics Workshop for a presentation by Cathy Cohen (UChicago, session topic TBA).  Cathy J. Cohen is the...

Feb
28
2020

Teaching Workshop (Google Scholar)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

With so many research tools at our disposal, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the breadth of options, particularly in...

Feb
28
2020

Global Lunchbox Series

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for the discussion "Transparency and the Rule of Law: Preliminary Results From a Field Experiment in Ukraine" presented...

Feb
28
2020

Global Lunchbox Series

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for the discussion "Transparency and the Rule of Law: Preliminary Results From a Field Experiment in Ukraine" presented...

Feb
14
2020

REEES Speaker Series

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Borders and Bordering in the Polish Second Republic: Refugees and the Shaping of Modern Citizenship.

Feb
7
2020

American Politics Workshop: Greg Huber

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the American Politics Workshop as they host Greg Huber, Forst Family Professor of Political Science, Department of Political...

Feb
4
2020

NUGW General Member Meeting

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join NUGW for our Winter Quarter General Meeting! We'll be talking the 6th year funding campaign, mental health, NLRB updates...

Jan
20
2020

Commune Winter Quarter General Meeting

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join the Commune for a session on Winter Quarter activities, graduate student business, and all other subjects impacting the...

Nov
12
2019

Commune Fellowship Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Please join the Commune as they host Stephen Hill, Senior Associate Director of Northwestern's Office Of Fellowships, for a session...

Oct
21
2019

Global Theory Workshop: Lisa Ellis

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Come hear Dr. Lisa Ellis from the University of Otago in a workshop sponsored by the Global Theory Workshop and...

Oct
18
2019

Comparative Politics Workshop: Susan Stokes

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Prof. Susan Stokes from the University of Chicago presents "Political Behavior and 'Direct Democracy': Reflections from the Referendum on Colombia's...

Sep
23
2019

Department Kick-Off

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join us at the Firehouse Grill to meet and welcome our newest graduate students and department members. We will...

May
31
2019

Comparative Politics Workshop Presents Yuhua Wang

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Keep It in the Family: Elite Marriage Network and State-Making in Imperial China Yuhua Wang Asst. Professor, Dept. of Government Harvard University Abstract:  Why do...