A DEPARTMENT OF EXCELLENCE
The 2013 winners of the Graduate School Awards for students, faculty and staff represent the very best of Stony Brook University. April Johnson, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science, is the recipient of Madeline Fusco Fellowship. The Dean's Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Education by a Graduate Program Director was given to Prof. Matthew Lebo, Political Science Graduate Program Director. Awards were presented at the Graduate School's Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Jeffrey A. Segal, PhD, a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University, is one of 220 newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and the leading center for independent policy research. He will be formally inducted at a ceremony at Academy headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 6, 2012. View the press release.
Defining the Discipline
Political Science is the study of how societies make collective decisions through politics and government. It is subdivided into the following areas: American politics (study of American institutions and practices); comparative politics (study of foreign governments); international relations (study of war, international organization and foreign policies); political theory (study of the bases of legitimate political authority); political behavior (study of why people vote and act as they do in political matters); and public policy (study of organizational decision making and the consequences of government action).
Political Psychology at Stony Brook University
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