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.
Explore the economic, social, cultural, religious and geopolitical significance of the state in the twenty-first century by studying political theorists and empirical cases from around the world.
Rethinking Post-Colonial Nationalism
Has nationalism become increasingly intolerant? We will explore expressions of nationalism in democratic, revolutionary, religious nationalist, and ethnic separatist movements in the post-colonial world.
Indigenous Women and World Politics
Explore feminist and Indigenous approaches to the importance of Indigenous women’s political contributions, not merely to recognize their achievements but also to understand why they matter to international relations.
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.