Spring 2016

January

Wednesday,  January 20

CLA Faculty and Staff Reception

5:00-6:30 PM - Purdue Memorial Union, Anniversary Drawing Room.

Remarks by Dean Reingold @ 5:30pm  No RSVP needed

February

Tuesday, February 9

The Committee on Peace Studies and Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion (CRDI) and the Department of Political Science present

Singing for Peace and Justice: A film series of the lives of three singers and their social movements

Featured Singer: Paul Robeson, "Here I Stand"

7:00-9:00 PM  BRNG 2290

The showing and discussion are open to all

For further information contact Harry Targ, targ@purdue.edu


Tuesday, February 16

The Committee on Peace Studies and Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion (CRDI) and the Department of Political Science present

Singing for Peace and Justice: A film series of the lives of three singers and their social movements

Featured Singer: Pete Seeger, "The Power of Song"

7:00-9:00 PM  BRNG 2290

The showing and discussion are open to all

For further information contact Harry Targ, targ@purdue.edu


Thursday, February 18

Critical Disability Studies Symposium

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Stewart Center, Room 214 A & B

Keynote Speaker: Rosemarie Garland Thomson, Emory University, Department of English
Keynote: "Habitable Worlds" - 10:30 AM

Michele Friedner, Stony Brook University, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
"Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India: Reorienting Disability, Deafness, and Value" - 11:30 AM

Lunch - 12:30 PM

Douglas Baynton, University of Iowa, Department of History"The Great Race of Life: Time and Disability in American History" - 1:30 PM

Jenifer Barclay, Washington State University, Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies"Laughable Limps, One-Eyed Wenches, and Cross Dressing Dwarfs: How Disability Makes Sense of Blackface Minstrelsy" - 2:30 PM


Tuesday, February 23

The Committee on Peace Studies and Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion (CRDI) and the Department of Political Science present

Singing for Peace and Justice: A film series of the lives of three singers and their social movements

Featured Singer: Joan Baez, "How Sweet the Sound"

7:00-9:00 PM  BRNG 2290

The showing and discussion are open to all

For further information contact Harry Targ, targ@purdue.edu


Thursday, February 25

Celebration of Excellence in Diversity Scholarship

Co-hosted by the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence

Reception with refreshments prior to the awards

Faculty and Graduate Honorees:

Faculty Research Awards: Dr. Jean Beaman, Dr. TJ Boisseau, and Dr. Al Lopez

Graduate Research Award: Jared Wright

Faculty Incentive Grants: Dr. Maren Linett, Dr. Dwaine Jengelley and Dr. Jason Ware, and Dr. Stephanie Zywicki

4:00-5:00 PM - Purdue Memorial Union, West Faculty Lounge


Friday, February 26

Meet and Greet Shane Hageman, President, Hageman Group

BA 2008, Political Science/Agriculture

1:30-2:20 PM - BRNG 2243

Light refreshments will be provided

Shane Hageman is also a featured speaker for the CLA GS 300 LA Influentials Class February 26

March

Tuesday, March 1

Joseph Wong, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, Canada

Luncheon with Graduate Students

12:00-1:00 PM - BRNG 2243

Seminar: "Development, Inequality and the Welfare State"

3:30 PM - BRNG B 212

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Super Tuesday Viewing Party

Featuring: Interviews with President Daniels and Alexander Heffner of PBS, interviews with students, live online streaming, expert panel, free food

6:30-10:00 PM - Hicks G980D

Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, The Department of Political Science, Brian Lamb School of Communication and Purdue Honors College


Wednesday, March 2

Talking & Testifyin Works in Progress

Shoronda Woodford, PhD Candidate, Political Science

MA and BA, Jackson University

3:30 PM  BRNG 1284


Thursday, March 3

Purdue Convocations and the Department of Political Science

Sears Lecture Series

"What explains wartime rape? Evidence from recent civil wars"

Dr. Dara Cohen, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

8:00-9:30 PM - KRAN G016

Sponsored by Purdue Convocations and the Department of Political Science


Saturday, March 5

Sears Panel

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast - STEW 279

Panelists:

The Effects of Decentralization on Democratization of Eastern Europe: 1992--‐2012

Elis Vllasi, Political Science Graduate Student

Unpacking Treaty Practice: The Differential Informative Power of Human Rights Monitoring Procedures

Sinh Nguyen, Political Science Graduate Student

Challenging the Heteronormative State

Kaitlin Kelly--‐Thompson, Political Science, Graduate Student

Decentralization and the Effects of International Human Rights Law

Mintao Nie

Political Science, Graduate Student

Discussant: Dr. Dara Cohen, Assistant Professor of Public Policy Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


8:30-11:30 AM - STEW 279

Sponsored by Purdue Convocations and the Department of Political Science

Tuesday, March 22

Social Science Mechanics

A Look Under the Hood at Innovative Research Methods

Kelly Mezurek, Associate Professor of History and Education, Walsh University in Ohio will be presenting on her new book,

"For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops," Kent State University Press

A unique approach to the presentation of methods. Researchers will approach the presentation as a storyline: from beginning to publication

University Hall, Room 017

Discussion: 12:00 - to 1:30 PM  Lunch will be provided

SERIES SPONSORSHIP: Political Science Graduate Student Association (PSGSA) and the Department of Political Science, Purdue University


Friday, March 25

Meet and Greet Dale Pupillo, Former Assistant Director, United States Secret Services, Washington DC

BA 1976, Political Science

1:30-2:20 PM - BRNG 2243

Light refreshments will be provided

Dale Pupillo is also a featured speaker for the CLA GS 300 LA Influentials class earlier in the day, March 25

Wednesday, March 30

Social Science Mechanics: A Look Under The Hood At Innovative Research Methods

Purdue University Assistant Professor of Media Theory and Politics Joshua M. Scacco Presents:

"Revisiting the protest paradigm: The Tea Party as filtered through primetime," International Journal of Press/Politics, with with co-author David A. Weaver

A unique approach to the presentation of methods. Researchers will approach the presentation as a storyline: from beginning to publication

Beering Hall, Room B212

Discussion: 12:00 - to 1:30 PM  Lunch will be provided

SERIES SPONSORSHIP: Political Science Graduate Student Association (PSGSA) and the Department of Political Science, Purdue University

April

Sunday, April 7

Purdue University Department of Political Science would like to recognize Professor Bert Rockman’s substantial contributions to political science at this year’s Midwest Political Science Association Convention.

3:00 p.m. - Joel Aberbach, Paul Beck, George C. Edwards, Terry Moe, Guy Peters, and Laurel Weldon will participate in a roundtable discussion of Bert’s contributions to the discipline’s understanding of the Presidency and executive politics. 

6:30 to 8:00 p.m. - The Department will host a Retirement Reception in Bert’s honor. The Reception will be held in the Palmer House Honoré Room. Kindly send your RSVP to Mrs. Annie Wheeldon (Assistant to the Department Head) at acheever@purdue.edu.


Tuesday, April 12

Pi Sigma Alpha Presents: Red vs. Blue/The Debate at Purdue

Purdue College Democrats and Purdue University College Republicans moderated by Pi Sigma Alpha discuss

The Economy, Environment, Healthcare, Immigration and more - Free and open to the public!

7:30 PM - PHYS 114


Friday, April 15

Meet and Greet Melissa Barnes

Melissa Barnes, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Eli Lilly and Company, BA 1989, Political Science; JD, Harvard Law School

1:30-2:30 PM - BRNG 2243

Light refreshments will be provided

Melissa Barnes is also a member of the Distinguished Alumni Panel,  CLA GS 300 LA Influentials class earlier in the day, April 15   

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2016 Annual Awards Banquet

Honoring our Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Seniors

~ Thirty years celebrating student and alumni excellence ~

Reception/Cash bar at 5:30 P.M. (ET)

Dinner and Awards Ceremony at 6:00 P.M. (ET)

Reservation(s) $40/person

Business attire recommended

RSVP by April 8, 2016

South Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union


Friday, April 22

OIGP Social Justice Seminar Series

What is Social Justice? 

A Program of events coordinated between the Office of Interdisciplinary Gradiate Programs (OIGP) and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS)

For the Schedule, Locations and Speakers refer to the flyer.


Wednesday, April 27

Purdue Day of Giving 2016

Confessions of a Political Scientist: 46 Years in Academia

Please join us for his exciting new “tell-all” last lecture/luncheon by Professor Bert Rockman before he retires from Purdue’s Political Science Department

11:30 AM-1:00 PM - BRNG B212

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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