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Department of Political Science


Congratulations to the 2020 graduates in political science and international relations from the University of Rochester, and thanks to the family and friends who supported you over the last four years. You've overcome many challenges along the road to your degree, and the last two months have presented some of historical proportions. We know you'll build on that experience, and that you'll call on that same determination, talent, and resilience in the years ahead. We've put together a virtual commencement ceremony that includes remarks by ’87 alum Lizette Perez-Deisboeck, clips from a few of the 2020 graduates, and greetings from the faculty of the Department of Political Science. We hope you'll enjoy the video, and we look forward to seeing you on campus for an in-person commencement event in the next academic year. Until then, stay safe, and Meliora!

John Duggan, chair
Gerald Gamm, director of undergraduate studies