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The Department of Political Science at Trinity College, University of Dublin, is one of the top Political Science departments in Europe. It is a vibrant, outward-looking department that combines intensive research activity with the strongest commitment to high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching..

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  • Please welcome Dr Xin Sun to the Department of Political Science
    Xin has joined Trinity College from Northwestern University in Illinois as the Department’s new member of staff specialising in comparative politics, the political economy of authoritarian regimes, Chinese politics and research methodology. His works seek to understand the political and economic impacts of informal institutions, particularly clientelistic practices, in non-electoral authoritarian regimes.
  • The Department would also like to welcome Dr Constantine Boussalis, previously Research Fellow at Harvard Law School
    Constantine’s research examines how political and social institutions influence prosperity, public health, and sustainable development. He is particularly interested in how government capacity and social capital help societies mitigate the effects of economic and environmental threats.
  • We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr Thomas Chadefaux
    Dr Chadefaux recently joined us from ETH Zurich, the Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland. He specialises in the causes of interstate conflict and their prediction.

In The Spotlight

Postgraduate Open DayWelcome to all new students!

The Department is delighted to welcome all of our new Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Visiting students for the start of the 2014-15 academic year.

We wish you all the very best in your studies and we hope you enjoy your time in Trinity College.

Political Science & Geography Course - Orientation Meeting Updated

Please note that the start time for this meeting has now been changed to 10am on Thursday the 18th September in the Haughton Lecture Theatre.



Last updated 16 September 2014