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2014 faculty
Calvin students represent Latvia in 2011 Model United Nations.
Calvin students attend Model United Nations.
2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients
2014-2015 Political Science Department Scholarship Recipients.
2013 Korean Forum
Student,Alicia Smit's presentation at the North Korean forum..
POLS 208 Urban Politics
Prof. Pelz's POLS 208 Urban Politics students in Detroit with Detroit Council Member, James Tate.

Prof. Pelz

Professor Pelz's article, "Gentrification: Building Diverse Communities?", was recently published on the Capital Commentary on the Center for Public Justice website.



Ryan Struyk

Ryan Struyk , a 2014 graduate, is currently a web journalist intern with ABC news and has two articles published: Why Everyone in Congress Should Be Freaking Out (or Not) and Here's Why Congress Is Losing 660 Years of Experience .

The Department of Political Science at Calvin College invites applications for a tenure-track position in political theory at the rank of assistant or associate professor beginning in fall 2015.


Two majors, two minors and three programs of concentration.

Semester program in Washington, D.C.

Countless internship opportunities

Eight departmental scholarships

The Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics

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