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For over 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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Pradeep Chhibber
Univeristy of California Berkeley, Political Science

  1. January 19, 2017

Devesh Kapur
Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania

  1. February 6, 2017


Undergraduate student, Aaron Barruga, published an article on "There actually is a case to be made for giving police training in military tactics" in Foreign Policy.

Professor John Woolley was interviewed on how President Obama's digital records and presence during his presidency will be archived once his second term is over.

Professor Sarah Anderson, Political Science Affiliate (Bren School), is the American Political Science Association's member of the month. Professor Anderson specializes in Environmental Politics and serves as the chair of the Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics section of APSA.

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