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For more than half a century, the Department of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara has been home to top scholars engaged in cutting edge research. The Department prides itself on first-rate teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

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News and Announcements

  • Headshot of Professor Matto Mildenberger speaking

Professor Matto Mildenberger’s work with Yale Project on Climate Change Communication wins prestigious Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award.


  • Headshot of Professor Neil Narang

Prior to President Trump attending the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, The Current asked Narang about the national security implications of talks with the North.

  • Headshot of Professor John Woolley

The Presidency and the Press: From Reagan to Trump. Watch recording of this panel discussion from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

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