Government Department faculty and students produce scholarship on a wide range of questions. In this section, you can learn more about current faculty projects and find resources to support student research.

Some of the Questions We Explore

  • What causes ethnic conflict, civil war, and genocide?
  • How to detect fraud in US elections? 
  • What the collapse of the North Korean regime would mean for East Asian security?
  • Are rights necessary, or the best way to protect liberty?
  • Does fact checking make politicians more honest in their campaigns?
  • Do international organizations, including the United Nations, improve human rights among their members?
  • Is there hope for democracy in the wake of the Arab Spring?