Welcome to the Department of Political Science in the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. Consistently ranked among the top 50 political science departments globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018) we are a progressive department that combines intensive research activity with the strongest commitment to high-quality teaching.
Public Lecture by Paschal Donohoe March 2ndMinister for Public Expenditure, President of the Eurogroup, and School of SSP alumnus Paschal Donohoe (BESS, Political Science, 1996) returns to Trinity to examine leadership in an era of rolling crises.
Eman Abboud and Liam Kneafsey Nominated for Trinity Teaching AwardsThe Trinity Excellence in Teaching Award is designed to recognise and celebrate those who have made an outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence. The award reflects the value that Trinity places on promoting teaching as a scholarly activity and the importance placed on enriching the learning opportunities of its students.
Peter Stone attends Youth Dialogue with President of European ParliamentProf. Peter Stone, Head of the Political Science Department, attended a Youth Summit at which Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, spoke. The event was held on Friday, 3 February at the Smock Alley Theatre. Stone was accompanied by four of the department's postgraduate students.
Peter Stone Reviews New Book on Human ReasonWhy do people reason? How does it help them? Peter Stone, Head of the Political Science Department, explores these and other questions in his new review of the book The Enigma of Reason by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber. The review appeared in Philosophy Now Magazine.