The mission of the department of political science at Rice University is to contribute to the university and discipline through excellence in research, graduate training and undergraduate teaching.
We contribute to the liberal arts education of our undergraduate students with courses aimed at developing their skills in critical and analytical thinking and writing, increasing their understanding of political processes, and encouraging responsible and active citizenship.
We train graduate students in modern techniques of social science research in three substantive areas of political science—American Politics, Comparative Politics, and International Relations—to prepare them for successful careers in academic research.
The School of Social Sciences at Rice University is dedicated to challenging old assumptions, finding answers to tough questions and generating solutions that make lives better.
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Democrats have lost ground to Republicans and independents in the last two mayoral ele
The Green Party National Convention is in Houston Aug. 4-7.
More than half of Kentucky's mayoral elections are unopposed, according to a new repor
Last month Rice University’s Political Science Department inducted 19 students into Pi
Rice University psychology researchers will play a role in NASA's future deep-space ex
A new dataset from researchers at Rice University and the University of California-Ber
In California cities where mayoral elections coincide with the presidential elections,
Ashley Leeds, professor and department chair of political science, has been elected pr