Leanna Barlow (PhD '14) appointed Dean of Silliman College at Yale University

Jytte Klausen Publishes Essay in Special Issue of The Georgetown Security Studies Review

Ryan LaRochelle (PhD '16) discusses President Trump's inauguration speech

Ryan LaRochelle (PhD '16) writes on efforts to turn Medicaid into block grant in Washington Post blog

Jeffrey Karam (Ph.D. '16) publishes article in the journal Intelligence and National Security

Ryan LaRochelle receives Experiential Teaching and Learning grant

Martin Levin displays his original art work at the JustsArts Faculty/Staff exhibition

Kerry Chase presents paper at the Annual APSA Conference

Jill Greenlee contributes chapter to edited volume, The Political Psychology of Women in U.S. Politics

PhD Candidate Adam Smith publishes essay in Times Higher Education

PhD Candidate Adam Smith has article accepted for publication in Constellations

Jill Greenlee writes on motherhood as a credential for the presidency in US News

New Greenberg Scholars Fund Offers Senior Thesis Research Support

Ellie Driscoll wins prestigious Doris Brewer Cohen Award for senior thesis

Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University, to give talk

The Legacy of Justice Scalia and the Future of the Supreme Court

Richard Blanco to Give Poetry Reading and Book Signing

Jill Greenlee writes in Washington Post blog on how attacks against Hillary Clinton might undermine women's representation

Learn the Secret of Trump's Success

PhD Candidate Matthew Isaacs Reflects on his Time Studying Religion and Conflict at Brandeis

Jill Greenlee writes chapter for Gender and Political Psychology, an edited volume published by Routledge

The Crown Center Publishes a New Edited Volume by Eva Bellin and Heidi Lane

Paul Herron (Ph.D. ’14) secures tenure-track job at Providence College

Defeating ISIL, a Talk by Colin Kahl

Jeffrey Lenowitz Publishes in the American Political Science Review

Artwork by Marty Levin Displayed in Usdan

Jytte Klausen quoted in New York Times on the Terror Threat in Europe

Politics Department Statement on the Ford Hall 2015 Movement

Jytte Klausen Publishes in Special Issue of Social Science Quarterly

Jytte Klausen Publishes in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism

PhD Candidate Matthew Isaacs' article accepted to the Journal of Peace Research

Jill Greenlee offers insight to the question "Can motherhood help Hillary Clinton win the presidency" in Washington Post blog

PhD Candidate Victoria McGroary on Instability in Northern Ireland

Paul Herron Signs Book Contract

PhD Candidate Victoria McGroary Presents Paper at APSA Annual Meeting

Steve Burg Publishes in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics

PhD Candidate Mathew Isaacs Discusses Religion and Ethnic Rebellion

Kerry Chase Awarded Provost's Innovations in Research Award

Kerry Chase Awarded Provost's Innovations in Teaching Grant

Ryan LaRochelle wins prestigious Robert C. Wood Prize

Politics Department Statement on the Ford Hall 2015 Movement

Nov. 25, 2015

As Brandeis faculty, it is imperative that we listen to and address claims of injustice expressed by members of our university community.   When the aggrieved are our students who belong to an underrepresented and historically oppressed minority group, and when the harms involve claims of current, systemic injustice - as is the case with the FordHall 2015 activists - we must listen carefully and respond effectively.

The Department of Politics fully supports efforts to achieve greater diversity within our community and to increase support for students, faculty, and staff of color.

 The faculty of the Department of Politics commit ourselves to:

  1. Reviewing current practices and formulating new ones regarding our departmental curriculum and pedagogy and extra-curricular programming as it relates to inequality and racism inside and outside of our campus.
  2. Expanding our efforts to recruit students from underrepresented groups into our M.A. and Ph.D. programs, as this is the best way to build an increasingly diverse group of political scientists and political analysts for the future.
  3. Intensifying outreach to groups in our university community that are under-represented in both our courses and our undergraduate major.
  4. Bringing to a successful conclusion our current efforts, in conjunction with AAAS, to hire a tenure-track political scientist specializing in race and American politics and seeking authorization to hire additional Politics faculty of color this academic year.