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

Special Speaker Event: Author and Former CIA Intelligence Officer Robert "Bob" Baer
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM
Event Details

Special Speaker Event: Author and Former CIA Intelligence Officer Robert "Bob" Baer

Date: April 27

Time: 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall Auditorium

Event Sponsor: The Center for Civic Leadership

Contact: Phil Hardy    (630) 829-6292

Event Description:

Robert “Bob” Baer is one of the most accomplished agents in CIA history and in 1998 was awarded the Career Intelligence Medal for his efforts. He is the author of four The New York Times bestsellers, including “See No Evil,” the basis for the acclaimed film “Syriana” which earned George Clooney an Academy Award for his portrayal of Baer. Considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Middle East, Baer frequently appears on all major news outlets. A terrorism analyst for CNN and Time magazine, he has contributed to Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

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