Department of Political Science


Welcome to the Department of Political Science

Political Science is the systematic study of government, politics and political behaviour.

Political Science is the systematic study of government, politics and political behaviour, in a rapidly changing world. It studies how a society governs itself at all levels and various ideas about how it should be governed in the future. Government is a core component of power and policy structures - it authors how a society organizes itself for collective action. Political structures and governments are in constant flux and that makes this a very exciting major to choose. Politics is a central component of our culture and daily it grows more complicated due to globalization issues and world events.

Department Highlights

Dr. YALE BELANGER - Residency at U. of Nevada, Las Vegas

For the month of May, Dr. Yale Belanger was in residency at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) as an Eadington Fellow. William R. Eadington fellowships facilitate research into many aspects of both gambling and Las Vegas at UNLV Special Collections in the University Libraries.  His residency culminated with a public presentation "Evaluating Cultural vs. Economic Investments of Tribal Casinos in Historical Perspective: An Initial Assessment".  These findings were also presented at the 17th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking at Caesar's Palace.

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Dr. J. von HEYKING's Conversation with JAMES MULLER

Dr. John von Heyking participated in the 36th International Churchill Conference this week in Washington, D.C.

J. von Heyking's conversation with JAMES MULLER at the International Churchill Society is featured in the first part of the video sited below:


Prof. J. von HEYKING's Recent Book Featured on Panel

Professor John von Heyking's recent book, Comprehensive Judgment and Absolute Selflessness:  Winston Churchill on Politics as Friendship, will be featured on a panel of the International Churchill Society meeting next week in Washington, DC.  The entire program will be broadcast live on YouTube.  The feature on his book will be aired THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 at  a.m. MDT.

Also next week, Professor von Heyking will deliver lectures at Vilanova University in Philadelphia, and Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.


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