Faculty and students are committed to the ongoing exploration of important questions in the study of politics. The Department of Political Science, along with affiliated Institutes and Centers, sponsor colloquia and related events that enable leading scholars and practitioners to share new insights with us. Our undergraduates have opportunities to work with faculty in order to gain first-hand research experience and develop an expertise on topics they care about. Our graduate students make exciting new contributions to emerging debates within their fields of study. Our faculty maintains their position as national leaders in their areas of expertise through an active and influential publishing agenda.