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Fall 2022 Course Offerings are now available! View course descriptions and times.

Spring Office Hours are now posted. Follow the link to learn how to get in touch with the department faculty.

Prof. Eitan Hersh and Lily Geismer of Claremont McKenna College took to the New York Times' Opinion Page to highlight the importance of local politics, especially school board meetings.

Congratulations to Prof. Kelly Greenhill, who was named director of the prestigious Seminar XXI Program, a post-graduate program in national security at MIT's Center for International Studies!

PS 99 Internship: The faculty have decided that internships for PS-99 in Spring 2022 can be remote. Please review prerequisites and course details.

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The Political Consequences of Opioid Overdoses

The United States suffered a dramatic and well-documented increase in drug-related deaths from 2000 to 2018, primarily driven by prescription and non-prescription opioids, and concentrated in white and working-class areas.

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