Political Science

Our students become informed and reflective citizens by studying the historical forces and global dynamics that influence and shape the content of political life.

The Amherst Political Science department offers a broad range of courses, including small introductory offerings in areas such as political theory, war and refugees, and contemporary China, and advanced seminars in geopolitics, nuclear security, Machiavelli and more.

Writing Africa Today: On the Intersection Between Truth, Justice and Reality in Contested Spaces

March 5, 2018

Zimbabwean writer and international lawyer Petina Gappah, author of the prize-winning short story collection An Elegy for Easterly (2009); the novel The Book of Memory (2015); and Rotten Row (2016), a collection of short stories on modern-day Zimbabwe, spoke at Amherst College 2/14/2018.