Political Science

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The program in political science is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the discipline, viewed as a set of specific strategies for understanding political life. These strategies—which include conceptual, historical, structural, institutional, and behavioral approaches—are considered in the light of their theoretical presuppositions and in terms of their respective research approaches. The emphasis is less on learning the facts of politics than on being able to recognize, evaluate, and use intelligently the intellectual tools of the discipline.

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Start Making Sense: A Reed Perspective on the 2020 Election

Historians, professors, and political pundits are calling the 2020 presidential election the most consequential in generations. A polarized electorate seeks...

10/27 4:00pm
Kim Williams - Race, Gender, and Partisanship in the 2016 and 2020 Elections

"Race, Gender, and Partisanship in the 2016 and 2020 Elections: How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Going?" Kim M. Williams (Ph.D. 2001, Cornell University)...

11/2 5:00pm

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