The Department

Devoted to the study of political power and the interaction of citizens and governments

Related Programs

The following programs are related to the Department of Government. Please review the brief list of links below.

Cornell International Affairs Review
Cornell International Affairs Review endeavors to provide the Cornell community with a medium to engage others in discourse on the most current transnational and international issues.
Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Cornell’s Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (FGSS) Program is one of the largest interdisciplinary programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, involving approximately 150 members of the greater Cornell faculty, staff and Ithaca community. It is also historically one of the first university women’s studies programs in the country.
Institute for Social Sciences
The goals of the Institute for the Social Sciences are to encourage collaborations among social scientists across disciplinary and institutional boundaries, to engage the Cornell community--students, faculty, and staff--in discussions of cutting-edge topics in the social sciences, and to assist departments and programs in retaining top social science faculty and attracting new talent.
Political Theory Colloquium
The Political Theory Colloquium is a graduate student writing group committed to the development of writing in the political theory subfield. We meet regularly throughout the semester to read and discuss student writing at various stages of completion and to various purposes, including papers for publication, dissertation chapters, term papers, prospectuses, etc. The goals of this colloquium are evenly divided between (1) substantive political theory inquiry, (2) writing development, (3) specific disciplinary concerns, and (4) fostering a more robust intellectual community among Cornell students committed to political theory. We welcome any students who are interested in writing in the political theory subfield; those interested can contact Nolan Bennett or Kevin Duong for more information.
PSAC is a workshop for work-in-progress (mainly) in comparative politics and international relations. PSAC seminars feature papers from Cornell Government Department graduate students and faculty and from scholars at other universities. These sessions allow students, faculty, and guests to engage in lively debate and discussion on diverse topics from different subfields of political science.
Society for the Humanities
Cornell’s Society for the Humanities was established in 1966 as one of the first humanities institutes in North America. The Society brings distinguished Visiting Fellows and Cornell Faculty and Graduate Student Fellows together each year to pursue research on a broadly inter-disciplinary focal theme.
The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies catalyses and supports research, teaching and outreach activities that advance international studies at Cornell, in order to contribute to our knowledge of the world.
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