Don't just learn from research.
Learn to conduct it.
Research is an integral part of studying international relations, politics, and foreign affairs. In addition to research done in the regular course of study, the Institute for Politics and Strategy offers additional opportunities to conduct and publish research.
Personalization of Power and Mass Uprisings in Dictatorships, June 22, 2022
"Our theory explains why many dictatorships rarely face mass protest mobilization and why uprisings that are met with violent force often fail in bringing about new democracies," Assistant Teaching Professor John Chin and his co-authors wrote in the British Journal of Political Science.
Using Folded Seats-Votes Curves to Compare Partisan Bias in the 2020 Presidential Election with Partisan Bias in the Five Other Presidential Elections in the 21st Century, April 12, 2022
"Bias that consistently results in non-majoritarian outcomes makes a mockery of the principle of “one person, one vote” and risks the legitimacy of any system claiming to be democratic," Dr. Jonathan Cervas and Bernard Grofman wrote in Presidential Studies Quarterly.
Defining the risk of SARS-CoV-2 variants on immune protection, March 31, 2022
Carnegie Mellon University Washington Semester Program Lecturer Marciela DeGrace contributed to a new paper in Nature that discusses the National Institutes of Health's SARS-CoV-2 Assessment of Viral Evolution (SAVE) program, the coordinated approach used to identify and curate data about emerging variants, their impact on immunity, and effects on vaccine protection using animal models.
Through the Dietrich College Senior Honors Program students complete an honors thesis and graduate with College Honors. For more information contact Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Joseph Devine.
Fellows spend the summer before their senior year undertaking early-stage research and development of their thesis topics, leading to completion of their thesis by the end of the spring term. For more information contact Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Joseph Devine.
An annual undergraduate research symposium organized by the Undergraduate Research Office each spring. All students engaged in undergraduate research are encouraged to apply.
Through this academic course, qualified first- and second-year students have the opportunity to work directly with a Dietrich faculty member on an ongoing research project. For more information contact Deputy Director Emily Half.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship (SURA) course awards tuition-free elective credit to first-year and sophomore undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon for existing faculty projects focused on undergraduate research or creative inquiry under the direction of a Carnegie Mellon faculty member.
Small Undergraduate Research Grants (SURG), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), and International Small Undergraduate Research Grants (ISURG) are offered by Carnegie Mellon University's Undergraduate Research Office, these grants and fellowships provide funding for undergraduate students to pursue research in any discipline.