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Political Science

Comenius Hall, home to the political science department

Political Science  

The program in political science provides a comprehensive set of theoretical and empirical strategies for understanding political experience with all its complexities. The department offers four distinct disciplines of political knowledge seeking and analysis:

  • American politics
  • Comparative politics
  • International relations
  • Political theory


The curriculum emphasizes the ability to recognize, evaluate and debate those fundamental human issues, power differentials and diverse actors that have shaped political institutions, practices and texts. Students majoring in political science are well-prepared to pursue graduate training in a variety of fields, including public policy, law, journalism, political science and related social science fields.


Inside Moravian's article on Dr. Faith Okpotor's Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship

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Illustrious and impactful. These are the first two words that come to mine with the brilliant success of Dr. Faith Okpotor, assistant professor of political science, who has been awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Council of Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship. "The IAF program now has more than six hundred alumni. They constitute a who's who of the U.S. foreign policy community, and include a former secretary of state, several undersecretaries of state and defense, ambassadors to NATO and the United Nations, and many other influential leaders in government, academia, and the private sector." The fellowship will fund Dr. Okpotor to work in the federal government in a foreign policy role for a year. This fellowship award is a testament to the exceptional quality of Dr. Okpotor's work that is reaching a national and global audience. In this time of crisis, it gives us hope to know that a scholarly expert of international relations and post-election violence will be able to put her knowledge into action at the highest level. For all of our students, Dr. Okpotor now models a path from scholarship to government. Her fellowship will allow her to share rich resources and opportunities with political science students and all of the Moravian community. In a real sense, she puts us on the map. The political science department is overjoyed to share this news. Congratulations, Dr. Okpotor!