Political Science at Cal
Welcome to the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Below, please find brief descriptions of the links and information you can find in this section.
- The Department Today The chair of the Department of Political Science, Professor Paul Pierson, shares a few words about current events, research, and intellectual discussions taking place in the department.
- Travers Program Learn about the Travers Program in Ethics and Accountability in Government, including the program's annual conference held on campus.
- Diversity Our department is committed to providing opportunities and support to faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Find information here about diversity and equity values, initiatives, and resources both within the department and across the Berkeley campus.
- Media Relations See a list of experts in our department on a variety of topics including the 2008 Presidential election, national security issues, U.S. foreign policy, and more. Also, connect with the UC Berkeley News Center and Media Relations Office.
- Support the Department Learn about our current activities and future plans, then support the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science by donating today!
- History Find out how the history of the department—from the founding of the department in 1961 through the formal naming of the department by the Travers family in 2005—led us to where we are today.