Center for Political Studies


Ken Kollman, Photo by Scott Soderberg/M-Photography

Ken Kollman, Director of CPS
Photo by Scott Soderberg/M-Photography

The Center for Political Studies (CPS) is recognized around the world as a leader in the quantitative study of politics and an innovator in research methods and training.  Its scholars investigate the interactions among public opinion, political action, political processes, elections, institutions, political parties, and individuals – themes united by a concern for democratic process.  The Center produces datasets used around the world, infrastructure for the social sciences, and offers training programs for students who go on to work in academia and throughout the private sector and government.