07/13/2017 - We are pleased to announce that Collin Schumock (’17) has been awarded the 2017 Best Thesis Award for his thesis “Intraparty Factions and Interparty Polarization.”
06/28/2017 - What is the fusion rule and how does it impact elections in the United States?
06/22/2017 - Professor Damarys Canache studies the politics and public opinion in Venezuela. After a recent trip to Venezuela, she spoke with the News Bureau about the country's ongoing crisis.
06/13/2017 - John Coady ('74) has been named the president of the Illinois Judges Association.
05/26/2017 - Professor Scott Althaus is studying the question of how news organizations can better report acts of terrorism.
05/25/2017 - Congratulations to political science major, Derek Hoot who was awarded a Boren Scholarship!
04/26/2017 - Congratulations to U of I Political Science student, Thomas Dowling, on receiving the 2017 Truman scholarship !
04/20/2017 - Twelve U of I students took advantage of spring break to visit Washington, D.C., for a week of site visits and career-building and networking events with professionals – many of whom were Illini al
01/23/2017 - What’s an effective platform for discussing moral theories, political reconciliation, and President Donald Trump? Colleen Murphy, professor of philosophy, political science, and law, knows one: Twitter, of course.
11/11/2016 - This year’s U.S. presidential election has been called one of the biggest political upsets in history. Just weeks ago, Hillary Clinton seemed headed for a big win.
10/18/2016 - Republicans and Democrats “simply do not like each other to an unprecedented degree.” That was one striking conclusion of Illinois political science profe