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

In Memorium of Emeritus Professor Dae Sook Suh of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa from 1971 - 2003.

To read more about his legacy see link below: https://t.co/9uuUTLFFTI

Join us for a Dissertation Defense

A Political Ontology of Division: An Aesthetic Theory of the Korean Division System by Yeonhee Kim

Friday, 09/23 8:30AM - 10:30AM
In Person: Saunders 704
Zoom: https://t.co/Cg2gN0T0G5

Passcode: 885675

Join us for a Colloquium presented by
Teresa Wright, Ph.D. (she/her)

Generations, Geography, and Governance in China: Avenues to Authoritarian Acceptance

Friday, 09/23/22 from 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Saunders Hall Rm 624; Masks Encouraged!

Zoom Link: https://t.co/yyGDgfiZos

Join us at the Disability Studies Film Festival!

Friday, September 30th, 2022
From 10am - 12:30PM
Hybrid: Virtual & John F. Kennedy Theatre

Sign up link here: https://t.co/fTZxqRG0dV

📚 #UHManoa College of Social Sciences’ subjects ranked in latest Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Congratulations to @on_scs, @geog_uhm, @uhmpolisci and @UHMPsy. ➡️https://t.co/ZAYoT5mmVf

Congratulations to our PhD Candidate Skayu Louis on your honorable mention for Most Thought-Provoking Article at NAISA 2022!

"Sensory access at sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ: Blockages, fluidities and futures," Published in Journal of Environmental Media 2 no. 1, 2021

Aloha kākou!

We are happy to share our very own Heoli Osorio won the Best First Book Prize at NAISA 🏆

Hoʻomaikaʻi nui iā ʻoe e Heoli!

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