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We are grateful to have the support of so many alumni, parents, students, and friends of the Department of Political Science. Your gifts help in many ways, with new opportunities to teach, research, learn, and change lives. Your gifts make a lasting impact at the School of Liberal Arts and the Department of Political Science – thank you for your support!

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Making an online gift through the IU Foundation’s online giving portal, called MyIU, is quick, easy, and secure. You can make a one-time, multi-payment, or recurring gift. The drop down box will  enable you to select the gift account(s) that support the area(s) of the department that align with your philanthropic interests.

Philanthropy @Work

With a double major in Political Science and Global & International Studies and a minor in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Jonathan Sullivan was going to make a di­fference. When Jonathan studied abroad in Jordan, he knew that it would be life-changing. He took courses in research methods and ethics, intensive Arabic, and modernization and social change in Jordan. His independent study project focused on public opinion on Jordan’s military involvement in Syria and Yemen. Jonathan immersed himself in modern Jordanian culture both in and outside the classroom­—he lived with a Palestinian family in Amman, spent a week with a Bedouin family, and volunteered at a camp for Syrian refugees.

When his study abroad program was over, Jonathan used what he learned to make a diff­erence by working in international economic development. He graduated from IUPUI, received a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from Ball State, and is now applying to doctoral programs in political science.

Spending any amount of time abroad can be costly, and students like Jonathan rely on scholarships to help cover these costs. Thanks to donors like you, liberal arts students can experience life-changing study abroad trips—creating a new generation of globally-minded citizens committed to making the world a better place.

Alums stay involved with Political Science

Whether you’re in Indiana or halfway across the world, you can be engaged with Political Science:

  • Highlight your career path in an alumni profile
  • Showcase your professional or community experience in an in-class presentation
  • Help the next generation of leaders by mentoring current students
  • Share information on how your employer can offer our students internships or job opportunities
  • Nominate former classmates who are doing great work for an alumni award

Contact us to let us know how you would like to be engaged!