Political science faculty are actively engaged in a diverse set of research enterprises. Our expertise can be placed within the broad fields of political science (American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Policy, and Quantitative Methodology). However, many of the faculty engage in research that crosses disciplinary lines. The George Washington University supports those research endeavors through centers and institutes.

Many of our faculty members also have blogs in concert with faculty members and researchers from other universities, where they discuss current events and their research. Some of these blogs include: The Monkey CageCrooked Timber, and Abu Aardark's Middle East Blog hosted in Foreign Policy


Faculty Debate Health Care Policy

Bob Stoker and Robert Betz are shown participating in a health care policy debate, which was hosted by the Student Association and co-sponsored by College Republicans and College Democrats. The debate, which also involved questions from students, was held to demonstrate a spirited, civil exchange of ideas.

Stephen Kaplan receives a Smith Richardson Foundation grant

Stephen Kaplan received an external grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation for the 2014-15 academic year to support his research project entitled, Neoliberalism in Retreat: The China Boom in Latin America. The project seeks to evaluate the effect of growing Chinese economic interdependence on national-level policy choices across Latin America.