Department of Political Science

In its 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Kent State University in the top 100 of Best Graduate Education Schools.   Kent State ranks 93rd in the country in the Best Graduate Education Schools ranking, improving 15 spots from last year’s ranking of 108th.   “We are very excited to see our U.S. News...

The Kent State University Honors College is proud to announce that Honors College student and political science major, Megan Swoger, has been named by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) as a 2018 Portz Scholar.  As a member of the graduating class of 2018 this past spring, Megan created and submitted her thesis entitled “Analysis of...

Panelists spoke to a packed house of approximately 80 people at the "Redefining 'Refugee': Stories from a Global Crisis" discussion held Nov. 17.  Speakers included: Eka Anthony, a former refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo; Anuj Gurung, a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science Department at Kent State University; Brooke Davis,...

  The following experts from Kent State University are available to media covering the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Their areas of expertise and topics they can discuss are provided, as well as links to additional information and contact information. Areas of expertise include religion and politics, U.S. relations to Europe,...

Gov. John Kasich has appointed Carly Evans to a two-year term as an undergraduate student trustee of the Kent State University Board of Trustees. Evans’ term concludes on May 16, 2018. Evans is a junior public relations major in Kent State’s College of Communication and Information, with a minor in political science in Kent State’s College...

Kent State University alumnus Chad Meyers, who graduated in 1992 with a degree in Peace & Conflict Studies (now offered as Applied Conflict Management through the School of Peace and Conflict Studies), was mentioned in a recent article for being an inspiration to his own students.   Chad, a social studies teacher at James Ford Rhodes High...

Kent State University, in partnership with the University of Akron, will present a “Why Polling Still Matters” forum at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony as part of the “Politically Speaking” public forum series discussing the upcoming general election and Ohio’s role in choosing the next U.S....

On Feb. 17, the Hudson (Ohio) Library & Historical Society will host a Great Decisions discussion on Middle East Alliances at 7 p.m. Steven Hook, Ph.D., professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, will give a presentation and moderate the group discussion. Hook will share the background and...

When you first meet Liz Schmidt, an instant friendship emerges, filled with conversation illuminated with respect and kindness. Her friendly disposition and welcoming nature, coupled with her sense of adventure, reflects the social responsibility she lives by: “foster relationships and value people that you run into every day.” Schmidt is a...

When you first meet Liz Schmidt, an instant friendship emerges, filled with conversation illuminated with respect and kindness. Her friendly disposition and welcoming nature, coupled with her sense of adventure, reflects the social responsibility she lives by: “foster relationships and value people that you run into every day.” Schmidt is a...