Welcome

E komo mai. Welcome to the Department of Political Science. Since our establishment in the 1940s, we have been recognized as providing graduate programs of distinction and we stand out in the fields of international relations, political theory, comparative studies, Asian politics, futures studies, and indigenous politics.

Our students are encouraged to broaden their perspectives by taking courses in other departments and through the many interdisciplinary programs associated with the University such as Asian Studies and the Pacific Islands program.

Graduates of our department have entered numerous fields such as journalism, foreign service, social service, government, law, teaching, civil service, business, librarianship, law enforcement, and research.

Chairs

Department Chair
Debora Halbert
Saunders Hall 640B
halbert@hawaii.edu
Undergraduate Chair
Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua
Saunders Hall 634A
goodyear@hawaii.edu
Graduate Chair
Sankaran Krishna
Saunders Hall 640D
krishna@hawaii.edu