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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.


Over 30 faculty, students, and alum from the Politics Department participated in this year's American Political Science Association conference.

Lee Edwards

Politics instructor Lee Edwards wins the 2019 Part- time Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts and Sciences.

Politics graduate Matthew Skros wins the Walter Pforzheimer Award for best student contribution to the CIA-sponsored journal Studies in Intelligence.

Politics major Elise LaFleur discusses her Hill internship and the reasons she majored in Politics at Catholic University.

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.




























News and Events

Professor Matthew Green joins the writing team of the politics blog Mischiefs of Faction.

Professor John White writes an op-ed in the New York Daily News about Trump and the American Dream and in The Hill about the electability of Joe Biden.

The Mischiefs of Faction blog features a guest piece by Professor Matthew Green evaluating the current term of the Pelosi speakership.

Professor Matthew Green discussed his new book about the House Freedom Caucus on the New Books in Political Science podcast and in the newspaper Roll Call.

Professor Nicholas Dujmovic, Intelligence Studies, was quoted in The New York Times on his thoughts on the relationship between President Trump and the intelligence community.

Professor Matthew Green published a commentary in The Washington Post about the House Freedom Caucus and his new book Legislative Hardball.

Professor Matthew Green coauthored a memo on leadership development to the House's Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.

Professor Jon Askonas was quoted in The American Conservative about big companies creating algorithms to craft human desire.

Professor Matthew Green was quoted in The Wall Street Journal about the Mueller report and how both parties are reacting towards the findings.

Recent research by Professor Matthew Green on defections by House Democrats was featured in the New York Times and the Pittsburgh City Paper.

Professor Andrew Yeo was interviewed by Fair Observer about changes inside North Korea.

Professor Andrew Yeo was quoted in Hankyoreh about his thoughts on the U.S. and Korean relations in advance of the summit.

Professor Nicholas Dujmovic was quoted in The Wall Street Journal abou Attorney General William Barr's work in the 1970's during a periof of intense congressional investigation of intelligence activities.

Professor Andrew Yeo published a commentary on The National Interest about his thoughts on the North Korea and U.S. second summit.

Professor Andrew Yeo was interviewed on The Point: World Affairs about prospects for the second U.S. - N. Korea summit.

Professor Matthew Green was quoted in a Bloomberg story about tax increases and how they could be connected to wealth inequality.

Graduate student Joshua Miller is awarded an Arthur Schlesigner Jr. Fellowship in support of his dissertation research.

Professors John Kenneth White and Matthew Green participated in a panel discussion on the "politcal climate today" at the University Club in Washington, D.C.

Nicholas Dujmovic, Director of Intelligence Studies, is featured on C-SPAN discussing national intelligence under the Kennedy administration.

Professor Matthew Green is quoted in a CNN piece and appears on EWTN News Nightly to discuss the election of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.

Will Deatherage, an undergraduate politics major, recently published a paper coauthored with Professor Matthew Green on the 2017 tax bill in the journal The Forum.

In two recent blog posts, Professor Matthew Green explains whether 2018 was a "wave" and analyzes how to handicap upcoming leadership elections in Congress.

Professor Matthew Green discusses midterm elections in history on the National Constitution Center's "We The People" podcast.

Research Associate Daniel Burns writes a piece in The  American Interest reflecting on the influence of Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations.

Professor Jakub Grygiel writes a piece in The American Interest on "The Benefits of Having an Enemy."

Research Associate Daniel Burns recently publishes an op-ed in the New York Times advocating for reforms in the Catholic Church.

Professor Phillip Henderson offers historical perspective to claims of presidential irrationality in The American Conservative.

Professor Matthew Green is quoted in the Wall Street Journal on Mitch McConnell and the Kavanaugh confirmation process.

Professor Andrew Yeo coauthors a piece in the National Interest on the possibility of detente between the U.S. and North Korea.

Professor Matthew Green gives a talk on his forthcoming book about leadership races in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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

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.

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