Political Networks and Conflict

Professor Arthur Stein, Professor Robert Trager, and their research team have received a UC Multicampus-National Lab Collaborative Research &Training Award exceeding $3 million for their research project, “Political Conflict and Stability in Dynamic Networks.”  more

Tackling the ‘resource curse’

UCLA researchers launch project to design policies in countries where corruption and conflict undercut natural abundance

Undergraduate Counseling

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2016-2017 Class of Capital Fellows

The Capital Fellows Programs are administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, and are an outstanding opportunity for college graduates to engage in public service and prepare for future careers. 

Last year four students from our department were selected for the 2016-2017 Class of Capital Fellows:

  • Mariana Magana Gamero 
  • Jenny Nguyen 
  • Kensley Davis
  • Conor Cannon 

Message from the Chair

Welcome to UCLA Political Science

Politics happens between nations, within nations, and within the minds of people within nations.  It affects almost every aspect of our lives, from the warming of our environment, to the cost of education and health care, to our attitudes toward each other.  In the discipline of Political Science, we investigate the nature, causes and consequences of politics.