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Upcoming Events

Political Science-Fletcher 2014 Fall Seminar Series presents
Religion in International Relations and Comparative Politics

Open to all Political Science and Fletcher School faculty and all Fletcher School students

  • Monday, October 20, 2014

    Crowe Room (310), Goddard Hall, The Fletcher School

    Daniel Philpott, Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies and Director for the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Notre Dame
    "An Ethic of Political Reconciliation: A Religious Contribution of Global Politics"

  • Monday, November 10, 2014

    Murrow Room, The Fletcher School

    Tarek Masoud, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard
    "When God Speaks Does Anyone Listen? Experimental Evidence From Egypt"

Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series
Supported by the Department of Political Science

For more information please contact Jessica E. Byrnes, Special Projects Administrator, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service

  • Matt Bai, A90, national political columnist
    Thursday, November 6, 2014
    Alumnae Lounge; Buffet dinner
    Featured as part of Tisch College's Distinguished Speaker Series, Matt Bai, A90, will give engaging discussion about his latest book, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid. Bai is currently the national political columnist for Yahoo News and previously was the chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, where he covered three presidential campaigns. Bai also currently serves as a member of the Tisch College Board of Advisors.

    Launched in early 2014, the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series will bring leaders from a range of fields and perspectives to campus to discuss pressing public issues throughout the academic year. During their visits, these distinguished guests will connect with students and faculty for educational and informative discussions. Learn more at

    Generously sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, this event is free and open to the public.
    RSVP is requested at

  • Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA)
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014
    Alumnae Lounge
    Congresswoman Clark will moderate a discussion on gun control policy

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
    Monday, September 15, 2014
    Cohen Auditorium

  • Congress to Campus Event
    Sunday, September 28, 2014 — Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    Former members of Congress Bob Carr (D-MI, 1975-1995) and Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY, 2011-2013) will be visiting Tufts University classrooms and to discuss the public service and social consensus

Machiavelli's The Prince: "Cruelty and Mercy, and Whether it is Better to be Loved or Feared"
Professor Benedetto Fontana, Professor and Chair for the Department of Political Science, Weissman School of Arts & Sciences, Baruch College, The City University of New York
Monday, November 24, 2014
Pearson Hall, Room 106
Post-talk Reception, Laminan Lounge, Olin Center

The Department of Political Science, in conjunction with the Department of Romance Languages, The Department of History, the International Relations Program, and the Department of Classics, present: Machiavelli's The Prince: "Cruelty and Mercy, and Whether it is Better to be Loved or Feared" with Professor Benedetto Fontana, Professor and Chair for the Department of Political Science, Weissman School of Arts & Sciences, Baruch College, The City University of New York.

For more information contact:
Laura Baffoni-Licata, Sr. Lecturer, Romance Languages, or Jeannine Lenehan, Communications Coordinator, Department of Political Science.

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Recent Events

The Department of Political Science presents a Frank C. Colcord Luncheon and Lecture
Kathleen Dolan, Professor and Chair, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
When Does Gender Matter?: Women Candidates in American Elections
Monday, October 20, 2014
Barnum 104, Barnum Hall
Pizza will be served beginning at 11:45am

Pi Sigma Alpha Induction Ceremony
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Packard Hall, 3rd floor
Reception immediately following
The Induction Ceremony welcomes new members and is open to all PSA members and Political Science faculty and staff.

The Washington Semester Program
Information Session and Luncheon
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Packard Hall Conference Room

You don't have to be a political science major to experience the Washington Semester Program. Come to the information session and meet an American University representative. Learn about interning in Washington, D.C. and meeting top decision makers.

The Department of Political Science and the Office of The President present the 2014 Constitution Day and Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: A Constitutional Update with Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts
Friday, September 19, 2014
12:00-1:30 pm (Doors open at 11:45am)

Crane Room, Paige Hall
Buffet lunch will be served
This event is open to the public

"If you or someone you know partakes in sex, drugs, rock & roll, or simply carries a cell phone, your civil rights and civil liberties are on the line. Join the discussion regarding your rights and how you can protect them. Because freedom is more fun than the alternative."Carol Rose | Learn more about Carol Rose >

If you have questions regarding this event please email Jeannine Lenehan, Communication Coordinator for the Department of Political Science.

Information Session for PS 99:
Monday, September 8, 2014

Olin 103

Come join Political Science professor Shin Fujihira for an information session about Political Science 099, "Internship: Fieldwork in Politics."
It is suggested to review the following websites prior to the meeting:
Course website >
Frequently Asked Questions >

Contact Prof. Fujihira with any questions at:

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