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Studying politics at The Catholic University of America is an opportunity to be immersed in a rewarding, exciting, and relevant major in the most prominent political city in the world, on the largest university campus in the city, in one of the largest departments of the University. The Department of Politics at CUA offers a dynamic and rigorous educational experience that considers the cultural, historical, ethical, and theoretical foundations of political order.


Professor Dujmovic and a group of Catholic University students on a recent class trip to the Central Intelligence Agency.

Honors thesis students Claire Coleman, Thomas Doyle, and Shannon Edgar (with thesis advisers John White and Nicholas Dujmovic) following their successful thesis presentations in April. 


Professor Andrew Yeo and a group of Catholic University Politics students on a recent visit to the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund.


Dr. Maryann Cusimano-Love and Catholic University Politics students visiting with Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus.


Students in British Parliament programCatholic University Politics students interning at the British Parliament, in a special program led by Lord Cormack.


Geddert and WalshPolitics alum Jeremy Geddert joined the faculty at Assumption University, and published his first book on Hugo Grotius.


CollinsGregory Collins recently defended his dissertation on Edmund Burke, which helped him land a post-doc position at Yale University.








PallaresPolitics Graduate Student, Enrique Pallares, earns a number of honors in support of his teaching, including the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Weaver Fellowship and a Catholic University First Year Experience Teaching Fellowship. He also earns a Charles Koch Dissertation Grant for his dissertation work on Miguel de Unamuno.


News and Events

Georgetown Professor Oriana Skylar Mastro discusses her recent article "Why China Won't Rescue North Korea" at a brownbag talk with CUA Politics graduate students.

Professor Andrew Yeo is interviewed on CNBC discussing the agenda of the upcoming meeting between President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Professor Claes Ryn's essay "Where is Real Statesmanship When We Need it Most?" appears in The American Conservative.

Professor Matthew Green is quoted in stories from Newsweek and the Christian Science Monitor about Speaker Ryan's retirement and his likely replacement.

Professor Matthew Green is interviewed for a story on Nancy Pelosi in the Los Angeles Times, and writes a guest post on her public opinion ratings for The Washington Post's Monkey Cage.

Professor Andrew Yeo wrote a guest column for the Washington Post on possible reasons North Korea sought a summit meeting with the Trump White House.

Professor Matthew Green was quoted in a Washington Examiner story about Speaker Paul Ryan.

The Bryce Harlow Foundation recently profiled Capitol Hill M.A. student (and Bryce Harlow Fellow) Jennifer Kelly.

David An, politics Ph.D. candidate, recently coauthored a piece in the National Interest on the Trump White House's security policy vis-a-vis Taiwan.

Dr. John White published an opinion piece, "What Trump Must Learn From Kennedy," in the New York Daily News.

The Department's Certificate in Intelligence Studies was profiled by the Washington Post.

Dr. Andrew Yeo authored an analysis of President Trump's visit to Asia for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog. 

Dr. Matthew Green was quoted in an Angelus news story about the future of DACA.

Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love helped represent the Holy See at the United Nations in the negotiations and passage of the historic nuclear weapons ban. 

Dr. David Walsh discussed his recent book Politics of the Person as the Politics of Being on the Liberty Law Blog podcast.

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