Political Science at the University of Hawaiʻi

E komo mai. The Department of Political Science at UH Mānoa focuses on the study of political power. A genuinely international department, our students and faculty are diverse, and embody UH’s mission to be a “globally-connected Hawaiian place of learning.” We stand out in the fields of alternative futures, comparative politics, Indigenous politics, international relations, law and policy, and political theory.

We offer small student-centered classes and help students become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and effective communicators. Students learn to identify ways that political power shapes and is shaped by individuals, communities, social movements, corporations, nations, and other forces. Our curriculum promotes the acquisition of knowledge and skills demanded by professional employers. Our graduates enter a range of exciting careers, including but not limited to journalism, government, law, education/academia, and research.

Department of Political Science Faculty

Publishing and Professional Development Panel

🗓️Date: Friday, Feb 3rd
🕝Time: 2:30 PM - 4 PM
🏛️Location: Saunders 624

Anarchist letterpress printers and presses are the focus of a new book by a @uhmpolisci and @on_ws_studies faculty member - Kathy Ferguson’s work details the importance of printed materials that galvanized anarchist movements across the US & Great Britain.

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Role of printers, pressers in the anarchist movement spotlighted in new book | University of Hawaiʻi System News

By diving deeper into the practices of anarchist print culture, Kathy Ferguson points to possible methods for cultiv...


Our very own Prof. Jairus Grove will be giving his talk titled “To Risk Imagination: Notes on a palliative theory for a dying world.”

🗓️Date: Friday, Jan 20th
🕝Time: 2:30 PM - 4 PM
🏛️Location: Saunders 624
Light refreshments will be served✨

Join us in person or online on Tuesday, January 17 from 12–1 pm HST for a talk by @AdamPLiff on the US-Japan Alliance and Taiwan. Cosponsored by @uhindopacific, UHM CCS, @UHM_CJS, @UHMAsianStudies, @uhmpolisci, and @EastWestCenter https://t.co/BolcIrAdHD

The write stuff: @css_uhmanoa faculty, @uhmpolisci’s Katharina Heyer and @UHM_Sociology’s Ashley Rubin, are named 2 of 3 co-editors of Law & Society Review. ➡️https://t.co/W4tTDes2B7 #UHManoa #FacesOfManoa

Next week, Vinod Aggarwal will give a webinar on "Is New Economic Statecraft Passe?" live on Zoom! Sponsored by @uhcseas, @UHMAsianStudies, @uhmpolisci & @uhindopacific

Jan 11th @ 3:00p (Hawaii)

Join us for a discussion on critical issues of national security with guest speakers Ambassador Bonnie Denise Jenkins and Jessica Lewis, Assistant Secretary Bureau of Political-Military Affairs!

Date: January 20, 2023
Time: 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Saunders Hall 624

Join us in congratulating Dr. Youngwoo Rhee on a successful PhD defense "The Memory Way of Korean Between the Ghost of Premodern Choson and Modern Value System of Contemporary Korea."

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