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Department of Political Science

Speakers Series

2017

Dr. Glenn Palmer - Professor of Political Science at Penn State University and Executive Director of

   Peace Science Society (International) - March 27, 2017

(Re)Imagining Tolerance, Diversity, and Justice: The Impact of a Post-Truth USA on the Arab-American and

   Muslim-American Experience - April 10, 2017

             Dr. Mohamad Al-Hakim - Professor of Communication and Philosophy at Florida Gulf Coast University

             Dr. Mucahit Bilici - Professor of Sociology at John Jay College and the City University of New York

                (CUNY) Graduate Center

             Dr. Louise Cainkar - Professor of Social and Cultural Studies at Marquette University

Dr. Patrick Miller - Professor of Political Science at Kansas University - May 8, 2017

Dr. Kenneth Schultz - Professor of Political Science at Stanford University - October 13, 2017

Dr. Tobias Heinrich - Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina - October 20, 2017

Dr. Cameron Thies - Professor and Director of the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State

   University - October 27, 2017

2016

After the Uprisings: Public Opinion, Gender, and Conflict in the Middle East - May 5, 2016

              Dr. Mohaned Talib al-Hamdi - Professor of Economics at Kansas State University

              Dr. Soumia Bardhan - Professor of Communications and Director of Global Communications Initiatives

                 at Kansas State University

              Dr. Lindsay Benstead - Professor of Political Science at Portland State University

              Dr. Steven Brooke - Research Fellow at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative at

                 Harvard University

              Dr. Ekrem Karakoc - Professor of Political Science at SUNY Binghamton University

              Dr. Ahmed Khanani - Professor of Political Science at Earlham College

              Dr. Mariya Y. Omelicheva - Professor of Political Science at the University of Political Science

              Dr. Michael Robbins - Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, Senior Research Specialist at

                 Princeton University, and Director of Arab Barometer

              Dr. Marwa Shalaby - Fellow for the Middle East and Director of Women's Rights in the

                 Middle East Program at Rice University

              Dr. F. Michael Wuthrich - Academic Director of Global and International Studies Programs

                 at the University of Kansas

Dr. F. Gregory Gause III – John H. Lindsey ’44 Chair and Head of the International Affairs Department at

   Texas A&M University – February 8, 2016

Dr. Svitlana Chernykh - Lecturer, School of Politics & International Relations at the Australian National 

   University - April 11, 2016

Dr. Jennifer McCoy - University Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Georgia State

   University - October 12, 2016

Dr. Jaclyn Kettler - Professor of Political Science at Boise State University - October 26, 2016

2015

Perspective on Modern Honor Mini-Conference – March 27, 2015

                Dr. Dan Demetriou – Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Morris

                Dr. Steven Forde – Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas, Denton

                   and editor of American Political Science Review

                Dr. Ryan Rhodes – Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma

                Dr. Steven C. Skultety – Department Chair and Professor of Philosophy at the University of

                   Mississippi

                Dr. Anthony Cunningham – Professor of Philosophy at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s

                Dr. Mark Griffith – Professor of Political Science at the University of West Alabama

                Dr. Andrea Mansker – Professor of History and Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies at Sewanee:

                   University of the South           

                Dr. Joe Thomas – Chair and Distinguished Professor of Leadership Education at the U.S. Naval

                   Academy, Senior Fellow in the VADM James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership,

                   and a Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies

                Dr. Paul Robinson – Professor of International Relations at the University of Ottawa

Dr. Thomas Holbrook – Wilder Crane Professor of Government at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee –

   April 8, 2015

Dr. Nicolas Van de Walle - Maxwell M. Upson Professor at Cornell University – September 29, 2015

Dr. Benjamin Fordham – Professor of Political Science at Binghamton University – October 26, 2015

Dr. Jon Pevehouse – Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and editor of the International

   Organization – December 4, 2015

2014

General Richard Myers – 15th Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (2001-2005) – February 7, 2014

John Hofmeister – Founder and Chief Executive of Citizens for Affordable Energy and Former President of Shell

    Oil Company – February 11, 2014

Dr. Amaney Jamal – Professor of Political Science at Princeton University – February 27, 2014

   Watch Amaney Jamal's talk:  "US Foreign Policy and Democratization in the Middle East"

Dr. A. Cooper Drury – Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Missouri -

   April 11, 2014.

Dr. Patrick James – Dornsrife Dean’s Professor and Director of the Center for International Studies at the

   University of Southern California – September 17, 2013

Don Dressler – Founder of Don Dressler Consulting, Irvine California – November 7, 2014

Dr. Richard Eccleston – Professor of Political Science, Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change at

   the University of Tasmania, Australia, and 2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar – November 14, 2014

2013

Dr. Scott Gates – Research Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Civil War at the Institute for

   Peace Research, Oslo, Professor of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology,

   and Professor in Residence at Oslo University – April 9, 2013

Dr. Carol Weissert – LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar and Chair of Civic Education and Political Science at

   Florida State University – April 29, 2013

Dr. Ann O’M Bowman – Endowed Chair and Professor the Bush School of Government and Public Service at

   Texas A&M University – May 13, 2013

Dr. Steven Forde - Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas and editor of American Political

   Science Review – October 4, 2013.

Dr. Mark Tessler – Vice Provost for International Affairs and Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor in the

   Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan – November 4, 2013

   Watch Mark Tessler's talk: "Islam and the Search for a Political Formula: Findings from the Arab Barometer"

2012

Dr. Jack S. Levy – Board of Governors Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and Affiliate at the

   Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University – September 27, 2012

   Watch Jack S. Levy's talk:  "Theory and Practice of Preventive War" Part One
                                          "Theory and Practice of Preventive War" Part Two

2010

Dr. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja - Professor of African, African-American, and Disporia Studies at the University of

   North Carolina Chapel Hill and past president of the African Studies Association – November, 29, 2010