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The political science department organizes a variety of events throughout the year, including workshops, lectures, debates, and forums. Please check back regularly to see what exciting events will be coming up next!

Fall Speaking Events

  • November 18, 12:00pm-1:30pm at Jones Hall Greenleaf Room – Dr. Stephen Kaplan from George Washington University will present "Globalizing Patient Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Finance in the Americas." a part of the CIPR speaking series: Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America.  Please RSVP to
  • December 6, 3:00pm at Jones Hall Greenleaf Room – Yonatan Lupu, Associate Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, will present “Targeting in Armed Conflict and Public Opinion: An Experimental Analysis in Ukraine.” 

On Wednesday, November 13, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at LBC Stibbs 203, the Center for Public Service International Programs will present an Information Session about upcoming Study Abroad opportunities.

On Thursday, November 14, at 4:00pm, in Room 333 in the Commons, There will be an information session led by Julie Taylor, Director of Academic Relations with The Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Director Taylor will be on campus to talk about international opportunities available through the program, which provides a number of grants for graduates to study, research, work and live abroad. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks. Grant lengths and dates vary by country.  Please visit for more information about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and for detailed information regarding specific countries.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jennifer Beers: 

On Thursday, November 14, at 4:30pm, in Rogers Memorial Chapel, Alexandra Bell, the Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, will give a talk on America's relationship with nuclear weapons, proliferation, and protests against nuclear policy in a talk called “America’s Love-Hate Relationship with The Bomb: U.S. Nuclear Policy in the 21st Century.”

On Friday, November 22, at 3:00pm, at Jones Hall Greenleaf Room, Professor James Stewart of University of British Columbia will present, "Reincarnating Article 2(4): The Pillage Paradigm." 

James Stewart was an Appeals Counsel with the Prosecution of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and he has also worked for the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Prosecution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. His principal scholarly work is on the relationship between atrocity, commerce, and international criminal justice.

Spring Speaking Events (Coming Soon...)

  • February 7, José Cheibub, Marth Thomas Marshall Professor in Liberal Arts at Texas A&M - Time, Venue, & Topic TBA
  • March 6, Milan Svolik, Professor of Political Science at Yale University - Time, Venue, & Topic TBA
  • March 13, Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College - Time, Venue, & Topic TBA
  • April 17, Lisa Wedeen, Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science at University of Chicago - Time, Venue, & Topic TBA

Spring 2020 registration has opened as of Monday, November 4th, 2019 and will continue through Friday, January 24th, 2020! New Political Science courses will also be available for Spring 2020!