The Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman is the only Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Center of Excellence in Political Science in the country. It is home to eminent Political Science scholars delivering the best instruction in the discipline. The Department also undertakes research projects with policy and community impact, consistently producing local and international publications. Through its active leadership in the association of Political Science professionals, the Department has provided service to the wider public from its pool of public intellectuals, experts and advocates.


Kraft is new Department Chair

Associate Professor Herman Joseph S. Kraft has been named as the new chair of the Department and will serve from 01 November 2019 to 31 October 2022.

Promoting an awareness of federalism

She has spoken countless times on TV and radio as well as other media where her expertise in political science and forms of government were shared with wider and curious audiences. But Professor Maria Ela Atienza still feels that there is a lack of understanding of what federalism is and how it can affect people.

Events and Announcements

UP Bootcamp on Tools and Techniques for Fact-Checking, 4 April 2019
Tenure Lecture of Assistant Professor Francis Joseph A. Dee, 26 March 2019

Statements and Position Papers

Faculty Vacancies

The Department of Political Science is accepting applications for full-time tenure-track as well as part-time teaching faculty positions. The Department is the only CHED Center of Excellence in Political Science in the country. Faculty members of the Department have strong research background experience and admirable teaching skills. For questions and other information, click here.