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  • Political science at Lewis & Clark College is small department with significant student-faculty interaction. Unlike other colleges, international affairs is a separate department at LC, allowing our political science department to specialize in the study of American politics, comparative politics, public law, and political theory. We believe in a skills-based approach to education, and our goal is to use foundational and contemporary political theories to hone your skills in analytical thinking, quantitative assessment, writing, and speaking. We pride ourselves on being a rigorous but supporting environment in which you can investigate questions such as: How do democracies become authoritarian regimes? How does religiosity mediate political belief? Is there a constitutional right to privacy? What are the moral responsibilities of citizens in a democracy? How can we best understand and construct public policy?

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  • No one can give you a better sense of what it’s really like to study political science at Lewis & Clark than our current students and recent alumni.

  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/13057-alys-chang"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/84249_AlysChang.rev.1592588987.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/13057-alys-chang">Alys Chang</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2022</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Swimming, Asian Student Union</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Sunnyvale, California</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> South Korea</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> “The liberal arts promote being well rounded in a variety of subjects and thinking critically about the world.”</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10621-zafar-ali"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78689_CAS-0419-SPP-Ali-006.rev.1559169278.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10621-zafar-ali">Zafar Ali</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2020</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Soccer and Volleyball</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Tribal Areas, Pakistan</div></div></div></div>
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