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Congratulations to Nicholas A Valentino and ANES for receiving the AAPOR Policy Impact Award!

This award recognizes research that has had a demonstrable impact on policy. The award is given to outstanding research projects, data, or data products that clearly impacted policy decisions or public discussion of policies.

Congratulations to U-M Debate team for securing the national title!

U-M Debate won the championship trophy at the 2024 National Debate Tournament in Atlanta thanks to the undergraduate debaters Kelly Phil (Political Science) and Bennett Dombcik (Philosophy). They secured a 5-0 victory against the University of Kansas.

Learn the skills, Serve communities, Change the world.

"Within the University of Michigan Department of Political Science, you can build an astonishing and versatile and long-lasting skillset here. One that will scaffold whatever you do next, and whatever you do after that, and after that. One that gives you the tools to transform the world."

- U of M Political Science Department Chair, Nancy Burns