Muhlenberg’s political science department seeks to educate and illuminate beyond the student body. Our highly-engaged faculty lead a number of on-campus programs, organizations and event series that invite the campus community—and oftentimes general public—to engage, discuss, debate and learn.

The field of political science is a dynamic and living one and current events shape it everyday. In order to reflect this, our department marks significant newsworthy developments with speakers or roundtable discussions around current events.

Learn about some of the partnerships and programming associated with the political science department at Muhlenberg.

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Institute of Public Opinion

Learn more about Muhlenberg's highly-regarded scientific-based research institute related to public opinion at the local, state and national levels.

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Election Series & Constitution Day

During every two-year election cycle, the political science department launches a series that seeks to explore the most critical issues emerging around the ballot box.

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Scholars at Risk

The Political Science Departments serves as the campus liaison for this international network of institutions and individuals who seek to protect scholars and promote academic freedom. Department faculty have taught SAR advocacy seminars, hosted visiting speakers and participated in advocacy week activities (both virtually and in DC).

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Partnership with the Humpty Dumpty Institute

This College partnership with the Humpty Dumpty Institute, an organization that aims to find solutions to global problems, helps foster a relationship with the United Nations, bringing speakers to campus and providing conference opportunities for students.

Contact Information

Brian Mello

Professor of Political Science, Department Chair
Address Muhlenberg College Political Science Ettinger Hall 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104