Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6290
Fax: (202) 994-1974

Faculty, Staff, Students

The Department of Political Science is comprised of over 40 faculty, 90 graduate students, and 600 undergraduate majors.

The interests and expertise represented in the department is diverse. Concentrations of faculty study and teaching include American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Policy, and Methodology.

Our substantive interests span the entire breadth of political science scholarship: American political development, congressional decision making, judicial politics, political behavior and electoral systems, democratization, political economy, state and society relations, international organizations, security studies, and political theory.

The methodological approaches taken by our faculty also run the gamut from quantitative data analysis to qualitative case studies to normative political theory.

Meet the Department Chair

Paul Wahlbeck joined the GW community in 1993. His research explores legal change and argumentation, strategic interaction among justices, and institutional development. He is co-author of Crafting Law on the Supreme Court: The Collegial Game, and he has also authored a myriad of publications focused on judicial politics.

Faculty Publishings: Revolution and Counter-Revolution

Deeply informed by inside access to the Obama administration’s decision-making process and first-hand interviews with protestors, politicians, diplomats, and journalists, The Arab Uprising by Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Marc Lynch, highlights the new fault lines that are forming between forces of revolution and counter-revolution, and shows what it all means for the future of American policy.