The Department of Political Science organizes a number of events year-round that further explore the multifacted discipline of political science, in a way that can't be done just in the classroom. Including regular events, the department features two speaker series: the Middle East Speaker Series and the Careers in Political Science Series. These series focus on specific areas in the realm of political science.




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Middle East Speaker Series

With support from the Department of Political Science and donations made to the Michael W. Suleiman Chair, the Middle East Speaker series was established in 2015. Through this series, prominent scholars in the study of Middle Eastern affairs have been invited to present to students and faculty alike. Notable events of this series include, but are not limited to:

"Alien Citizens: The State and Religious Minorities in Turkey and France"

- Dr. Ramazan Kilinç (Professor & Graduate Program Chair in the Department of Political Science and Director of Islamic Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, Omaha)

"Partisanship and Shifting American Public Attitudes on Israel and Palestine"

- Dr. Shibley Telhami (Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution)

Careers in Political Science Series

What careers are available to someone with a political science degree? Politician may first come to mind, though it is by no means the only route for our majors. The "Careers in Political Science" series invites alumni and field experts to present their chosen careers, showcasing the many different professions someone specializing in political science can have. Notable events of this series include, but are not limited to:

"Careers in Political Science: In the Field with David Helvey"

- David Helvey, Secretary of Defense Deputy Representative in Europe and the Deputy Defense Advisor for the U.S. Mission to NATO

"Careers in Political Science: In the Field with Corina Sanders"

- Corina Sanders, Deputy Chief of Mission in for the U.S. Mission to Burkina Faso

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