Until further notice, the Department of Political Science is operating remotely, and thus Saunders Hall 640 is closed for in-person business.
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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

This fall: Hawaiʻi Politics, POLS 301
Online asynchronous, but with regular opportunities for synchronous meetings in small working groups.
Students will engage in debates on pressing issues such as food insecurity, sovereignty, energy transition, tourism, and more.

Fall 2021 Registration is now open! Check out our flyers on to see if a polisi class will be the right one for you!

You can check the course flyers here: @uhmpolisci https://t.co/HMNKJI2iAm

i’m teaching a class this upcoming fall semester if anyone at @uhmanoa or @uhmpolisci is looking for a course to register for!!!! 🤗

@julian_aguon offers us a gift with his new book, The Properties of Perpetual Light. Catch the book launch, with special guest Noenoe Silva, on Tuesday, April 13 at 6 pm HST. Register to attend here: https://t.co/iUd2QzUVdR

Read this newly published co-working paper by our PhD student Soksamphoas Im with Kyoto University's Working Paper on Areas Studies facilitated by our Prof. Ehito Kimura. Congrats, Samphoas!

🔗to the article:

List of Published Working Papers No.101–Latest | Editorial Office

Center for Southeast Asian Studies

edit.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Join us for a searching conversation on overcoming anti-Asian racism and violence. Featuring author and activist Helen Zia. Mon., April 12, 4:00 pm HST. Register here: https://t.co/j0yKLTKkSb

Join us in congratulating our PhD student Skayu Louis for being awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, which will give him three years of support.

Congrats Skayu for this wonderful news! Ford is lucky to have you as a fellow. 🎉👏

Check out this virtual reenactment of "Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi – The Queen’s Women” written by Helen Edyth “Didi” Maile Lincoln Lee Kwai with opening presentation by our own Dr. Noenoe K. Silva. Tomorrow, March 24 at 5:00PM HST.

Check out this virtual reenactment of "Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi – The Queen’s Women” written by Helen Edyth “Didi” Maile Lincoln Lee Kwai with opening presentation by our own Dr. Noenoe K. Silva. Tomorrow, March 24 at 5:00PM HST.
Judiciary History @jhchawaii

Join us March 24th as we honor the close of Women's History Month with a virtual adaptation of beloved play, “Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi – The Queen's Women,” and presentation by Dr. Noenoe Silva - https://t.co/X8uUnZ0i6Y

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