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.
Department of Political Science Professor receives Trinity Excellence in Teaching AwardProfessor Liam Kneafsey’s exceptional teaching efforts and achievements were recognised formally with a Trinity Excellence in Teaching Award. The prestige of the award reflects the value that Trinity places on promoting teaching as a scholarly activity.
Peter Stone Interviewed about SortitionProfessor Peter Stone, Head of the Political Science Department, was recently interviewed by the Classical Republican about sortition, the selection of political officials by lot. The interview is now on Youtube.
We are hiring!We are hiring a Research Fellow for PaCE: Patterns of Conflict Emergence. The successful post holder will contribute to a project that uses machine-learning methods to forecast interstate and civil wars. Closing date April 27th.
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.