Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility

Politics & Public Policy

Politics & Public Policy describes a critical way in which citizens can engage with their government and their fellow constituents. Through participating in politics and political discourse, as well as by helping shape and formulate public policy, individuals can help set and carry out agendas on a local, state, and national level. In this way, Politics & Public Policy describes an efficacious way of facilitating change and progress across a variety of issue areas; this category can encompass engagement in the form of advocacy, awareness, education, internships, projects, employment, and public service.


Key Faculty and Staff

Ben Berger, Associate Professor of Political Science and Executive Director of the Lang Center 
Keith Reeves ’88, Associate Professor of Political Science
Hana Lehmann ’13, Civic Education and Engagement Fellow

Student Groups

Roosevelt @ Swarthmore | Contact: Jeremy Seitz-Brown ’18
Swarthmore Democrats | Contact: Maria Ingersoll ’20
​Swarthmore Conservative Society | Contact: Patrick Holland ’17
​Swarthmore Anti-Capitalist Collective
Mountain Justice | Contact: Shana Herman ’19
Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine | Contact: Abby Saul ’19
Women in Political Science | Contact: Marissa Cohen ’17
​Swarthmore Political Engagement Project | Contact: Jacob Demree ’19


Relevant Courses 

Political Science

Public Policy