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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.


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, has earned 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 earned a Charles Koch Dissertation Grant for his dissertation work on Miguel de Unamuno.

News and Events

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

On April 10, Asian Studies director Dr. Andrew Yeo moderated a career panel on Asia and International Relations with Mr. Kevin Kim, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Nicholas Hamisevicz, former Director of Research and Academic Affairs, Korea Economic Institute of America; and Mr. David An, Senior Research Fellow, Global Taiwan Institute and former Senior Project Manager, Lockheed Martin.

The John Oh Memorial Lecture, "Defectors, Immigrants, and Democracy in Korea," was presented by Dr. Katharine H.S. Moon on Oct. 13.

A July 10 New York Times article about Speaker Paul Ryan quoted Dr. Matthew Green discussing Ryan's propensity towards compromise.

Dr. Matthew Green and Dr. Douglas Harris (Loyola Maryland) are awarded the John C. Donovan Prize for best paper at the 2015 New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting.

Professors Stephen Schneck and Matthew Green are quoted in a news story on the Catholic vote and trust in political institutions by Catholic News Service.

Dr. Matthew Green is quoted in an April 15 story in The Christian Science Monitor about Speaker Paul Ryan's refusal to run for president.

Dr. John K. White is quoted in a Sinclair Broadcast Group story on the GOP and black voters.

The politics department and the National Capital-Area Political Science Association cohosted an all-day political theory conference for graduate students at CUA on March 18.

Associate Professor Matthew Green is interviewed by Al Jazeera news about the results of the March 15 presidential primaries.

Dr. Dorle Hellmuth spoke on "French Foreign Fighter Radicalization" at the Middle East Dialogue on February 26, 2016.

Dr. Matthew Green, associate professor of politics, is quoted in a Wall Street Journal story about recent conflict between the Obama White House and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

Professor John White pens a guest column for the New York Daily News about the recent skirmish between Donald Trump and the Pope.

Associate professor of politics Matthew Green appeared on C-SPAN December 24 to discuss his new book Underdog Politics.

Dorle Hellmuth, professor of politics, spoke about the Paris attacks, ISIL and the Syrian refugee crisis at CUA's "Out of the Box" lunch dialogue on December 1.

Matthew Green, professor of politics, spoke at the Library of Congress on December 2 about his new book Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Professor Stephen Schneck published a blog post on November 16 about French terrorist attacks and the experiences of department chair Dennis Coyle who was in France at the time.

Andrew Yeo, professor of poltiics, spoke on Nov. 6 at the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings.

John K. White, professor of politics, was quoted in a Deutsche Welle article on Paul Ryan and the republican party.

Matthew Green, an associate professor of politics, was interviewed on C-SPAN and Wall Street Journal Video discussing the speakership and who might succeed John Boehner.

Dorle Hellmuth, professor of politics, moderated a panel discussion on the migrant crisis in Europe on October 14 in McGivney Hall. 

News Stories about Speaker Boehner's Resignation Quote CUA Professor
Associate Professor Matthew Green is quoted in news stories in CQ Roll Call and the National Catholic Register

Professor Schneck Interviewed on Pope Francis' Visit
Associate Professor Stephen Schneck was quoted in several news stories about Pope Francis' Visit to Washington, D.C.

Politics Professor Elected President of Political Science Association
Matthew Green, an associate professor of politics, is elected president of the National Capital Area Political Science Association.

Story about Pope's Visit Quotes Politics Professor
Stephen Schneck, an associate professor of politics, is quoted in Roll Call on Pope Francis' impending visit.

Professor Discusses Fiorina Candidacy
Professor John White is quoted in a Fox News story about Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina.

Bloomberg News Quotes Politics Professor
Associate Professor Stephen Schneck was quoted on the topic of Hillary Clinton and welfare reform.

News Story on Former Mayor Gray Quotes Professor
In a recent story in GW's Hatchet, Associate Professor Matthew Green discusses Vincent Gray's recent visit to his co-taught course Washington 101.

Professor Quoted on Chris Christie and Federal Reserve
Matthew Green, associate professor of politics, is quoted in a Reuters story on Chris Christie's comments on the Federal Reserve.

Politics Professor Quoted on Pope Frances and Cuba
Associate Professor Stephen Schneck discusses the influence of Pope Frances in Cuba and the United States.

Professor Speaks at Carnegie Council
Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor of politics, speaks at a panel discussion about Catholic perspectives on nuclear deterrence.

Politics Senior Wins Fulbright
Robert Sylvester, a senior politics major, is awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Taiwan for 2015-16. Congratulations Robert!

Politics Professor Receives Research Award
John K. White, professor of politics, receives Catholic University's Faculty Award for Achievement in Research.

Book Panel Features Politics Professor
Matthew Green, associate professor of politics, discusses his book Underdog Politics at a book panel sponsored by the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.

Three Politics Graduate Students Win Fellowships
Joshua Bowman, Emily Butler, and Gregory Collins, Ph.D. students in Politics, are awarded competitive fellowships from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Roundtable on Terrorism Features Politics Professor
Assistant Professor Dorle Hellmuth participates in roundtable discussion at George Washington University on terrorism in the U.S. and Europe. 

Professor Quoted on Pope's Visit to Cuba
Stephen Schneck, associate professor of politics, is quoted in the Washington Post about Pope Francis' planned visit to Cuba.

Professor Discusses New Book on Minority Party
Matthew Green, associate professor of politics, is interviewed about his new book Underdog Politics:  The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Politics Majors Elected to Lead SGA
Anne St. Amant and James Benedek, both politics majors, are elected president and vice president of the new Student Government Association. Congratulations to them both!

Professor Speaks on Latin American Politics
Christopher Darnton, assistant professor of politics, speaks at the Wilson Center on his recent book Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America.

CUA Salutes Chinese Human Rights Activist
Catholic University's Institute for Policy Research, Lantos Foundation, and Witherspoon Institute Applaud New Memoir by Chen Guangcheng.

Roundtable: Who is Charlie?
The Certificate in European Studies Program hosts a roundtable discussion on freedom of expression, democracy, faith, and violence.

'Je suis Charlie'?
John Garvey, University President, published an op-ed on the Charlie Hebdo killings in Catholic News Service.

Governor Discusses 'An Economy with a Human Purpose'
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley gave a presentation on the economy as part of a National Policy Forum organized by the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.

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