Remembering Professor James Tong

James Tong, 1947–2020 With profound sorrow, the UCLA…

Joseph Asunka Named CEO of the Afrobarometer

Joseph Asunka (UCLA PhD 2014), currently Program Officer of…

John Branstetter Receives UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award

John Branstetter (UCLA PhD 2017), Lecturer, was recently selected…

George Ofosu, Kristen Kao, and Jonathan Collins Receive American Political Science Association Awards

Over the summer, three of our recent PhD graduates received national…

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.

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