Department of Political Science

Are you interested in learning about the world around you?  Are you driven to make that world a better place?  Are you interested in a career in law, government, or public service?

The Department of Political Science at Benedictine University, along with the affiliated Center for Civic Leadership, offer exciting opportunities for our students. Our dedicated faculty are committed to excellence and are active in their respective areas of research. We pride ourselves on challenging students and helping them develop critical research, writing and oral communications skills. Our department also features nationally recognized Mock Trial and Model United Nations programs that offer simulations and team exercises that supplement the traditional classroom experience. Students and teams from both programs have been repeatedly recognized for their outstanding performances, regularly winning top awards at national competitions. We also offer students the opportunity to participate in internships and a wide range of exciting extracurricular activities.

With a distinguished record of success, our Political Science graduates attend some of the top law schools and graduate programs in the area, including the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University, and others. Our alumni work in a variety of fields, including government, law and business, and we are building a strong alumni network to mentor our students and provide internship and other opportunities that enhance our educational environment. Benedictine's Department of Political Science continues to work to build on this record of excellence and success.

Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you as you learn about our department and about Benedictine University.

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Upcoming Events

Presidential Election Series 2016: FOX News Political Analyst, Juan Williams
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Presidential Election Series 2016: FOX News Political Analyst, Juan Williams

Date: October 18

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall Auditorium

Event Sponsor: The Center for Civic Leadership

Contact: Jen Zingg    (630) 829-6460

Event Description:

Juan Williams
Fox News contributor, best-selling author and Emmy-winning documentarian

Juan Williams is a regular panelist on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace,” the weekday political newscast “Special Report with Bret Baier,” and substitute host for “The O’Reilly Factor.” His views of American politics, diversity in the workplace and changing American demographics have made him a popular choice for debates and seminars.

Williams has interacted with many American political leaders, including presidents, members of Congress and justices of the Supreme Court. His debates with conservative politicians and talking heads such as Sean Hannity and Don Imus during the 2012 presidential election landed him a place in the political limelight.

He spent 23 years at The Washington Post as a political columnist and national correspondent and 10 years at NPR.

In 1988, Williams won an Emmy for his work on “Eyes on the Prize,” a PBS documentary about the civil rights movement. He is the author of seven books and has contributed articles to several national magazines, including Time, Fortune, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Ebony and GQ.

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