Political Science

Events and Opportunities

The Public Policy Lecture Series
The PPLS is an annual series of invited speakers hosted at Reed. In conjunction with other social science departments, the Political Science department plays a large role in attracting influential academics such as Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz to come to speak to the Reed community. These lectures are free and open to the public.

The Political Science Open House
The department hosts two open houses each year usually scheduled during the first week of the semester. The fall open house is required for seniors and the spring open house is required for juniors. This event is a great way to make friends within the department, get to know faculty better, and to hear all the latest and greatest PoliSci news. Refreshments are served.

Summer Internships: The Ducey Internship and the Corbett and Goldhammer Grants
Political Science students often receive these grants; the Corbett and Goldhammer Grants fund student work with professors during the summer, while the Ducey Fellowships fund student summer internships outside of Reed.

The Student Conference on US Affairs (SCUSA)
Each year, the Political Science department sends a student to SCUSA, a four-day conference in the fall bringing students to West Point to discuss security issues. An internal application, consisting of a resume, a brief two-page statement of why you want to attend SCUSA, what you will bring to the event, and how you will represent Reed. Contact Emily Hebbron for current deadlines.

The Political Science email list
If you are interested in Political Science, or are majoring in Political Science, it's important that you subscribe to our departmental listserv. Many important announcements are made through this list regarding classes, events, and opportunities for students.

Legal Studies at Reed
Although Reed does not have a formal legal studies program, many faculty are experts in and do research on some aspect of the law. This page lists some of the relevant faculty, upcoming events that may be of interest, and links to other resources on campus.