Politics & Governance


The Humphrey School's deep expertise in politics and governance helps students understand the political context in which policy decisions are made so that they can influence the public arena through agenda-setting, advocacy, persuasion, and participation in grassroots reform.

Politics and Governance Area Chair

Professor Lawrence R. Jacobs 

Related Academic Programs

Associated Research Centers

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance develops practical information and solutions to pressing political and policy challenges, increases public understanding of politics through research relevant to policymakers and legislators, and serves as a resource to the media and citizens on important policy issues.