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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

As the semester comes to an end, we would like to celebrate and thank everyone for making through and surviving the first half of what is a very challenging year for all of us. We wish you all a happy, fulfilling, and restful break!
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2017 Dissertation Ford Fellow Dr. @jamaicaosorio 's "Remembering our Intimacies: Moʻolelo, Aloha ʻĀina, and Ea" is now available for preorder through @UMinnPress: https://t.co/drLtoLn14J

Hear Hawaiian students at @uhmanoa @uhmpolisci debate questions of tourism in Hawai'i today at 12:30pm

#NāKoʻokoʻo2021 #NāKoʻokoʻo #KanakaTwitter https://t.co/MxSDPG2I5a

Laura La @laurala

“We do understand that tourism is the economic driver,” he said. “But we don’t want to be run over by it.”
https://t.co/6g1zYS0HnV

Tune in to Soksamphoas Im's dissertation defense "The Politics of Age: An Examination of the Cambodia National Ageing Policy 2017 - 2030," at 1:00PM on Tuesday, May 18th.

Zoom link: https://t.co/g3iNJ0J21T

There's still time to apply for Summer 2021 Mānoa Political Internships, by Sunday, 5/16 at 11:59 pm! Watch this video to hear from former intern Rio Kwon, who is now an attorney.
View flyer: https://t.co/IKAmTftjoz
@uhmanoa @uhmpolisci @CSS_UHManoa
#UHManoa

Twitter feed video.

Congratulations to Robert Johnson, our third and final awardee for this year's Outstanding Transfer Award!

Our department annually recognizes outstanding students who transferred from UH system campuses and who are earning their BA in Political Science.

@uhmanoa @uhkapiolani

Congratulations to Kaleo L. Plascensia Garcia, our second awardee for this year's Outstanding Transfer Award!

Our department annually recognizes outstanding students who transferred from UH system campuses and who are earning their BA in Political Science.

Congratulations to Samantha Magbulos, one of this year's Department of Political Science Outstanding Transfer Award winners! 🎉

Our department annually recognizes outstanding students who transferred from UH system campuses and who are earning their BA in Political Science.

Watch the recording of our celebration of Prof. Mike Shapiro's retirement while we talk about his greatness as an academic, a mentor, and a friend for 55 years and counting on our YT Channel!

https://t.co/1yUdmzdhoa

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