DPS endorses Professor Atienza as next chair
The Department of Political Science has endorsed Dr. Maria Ela L. Atienza to be its next chair to serve for a three-year term starting November 2016. She takes over after Dr. Jorge V. Tigno who served as chair of the Department from 2013 to 2016. Dr. Atienza began her academic career in the Department in 1993 as an instructor. At present, she is a full professor in the Department. [Read more]
Reactions to the Presentation of Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.:
“Federalizing the Philippines”
by Maria Ela L. Atienza, PhD
I wish to thank the Senate Economic Planning Office (SEPO) for inviting me to be one of the discussants in the third installment of the Senate Centennial Lecture Series. I am especially grateful that I can be part of this particular event, first, because it is an honor to be a discussant to Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr., who has long been the champion of local autonomy, democracy and human rights in the Philippines [Read more]
Course Offerings for First Semester AY 2016-2017
Graduate Programs (MIS/MA/PhD): Political Science | International Studies
Undergraduate Program: Political Science | Social Science 103 | Social Science 2

Faculty Vacancies in the Department
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