Fall 2015


Monday-Friday, August 17-21

Department of Political Science
Graduate Student Orientation Week - Fall 2015

Thursday, August 20

Department of Political Science
Academic Job Placement Luncheon

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - BRNG 2243






DAVID A. REINGOLD, Justin S. Morrill Dean of Liberal Arts,

cordially invites College of Liberal Arts faculty and staff to a


Thursday, August 20, 2015 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Purdue Memorial Union, Rm 118

Meet new colleagues and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres

Remarks and recognition of new Liberal Arts faculty and staff

by Dean Reingold at 5:30 p.m.

No RSVP required

Questions: CLAevents@purdue.edu or 49-42711

Monday, August 31

Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society
Fall 2015 Callout

Open to all Political Science Majors and Minors

6:00 PM  University 001


Saturday, September 8

Lecture & Book Signing

John M. Logsdon

Professor Emeritus at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs
Founder and Director of GW's Space Policy Institute

11:30 AM - Lawson Hall RM 1142

Book Signing to Follow  - LWSN 1142

Thursday, September 10

The Butler Center, CRDI & WGSS Welcome Back

3:00-4:30 PM - PMU Anniversary Drawing Room

Friday, September 11

Meet and Greet

Kevin Speer

BA 1986, Purdue University, Political Science

Chief Executive Officer, Hendricks Regional Health
Danville, IN

1:30-2:30PM - BRNG 2243

Kevin Speer: GS 300 LA Influentials speaker - 11:30 AM

Wednesday, September 23

The Brian Lamb School of Communication and the Department of Political Science invite you to:

Meet and Greet broadcast journalist, Jim Angle

1:30-2:30 PM  BRNG 7150

Thursday, September 24 - Friday, September 25

Dawn or Doom 2: The Risks & Rewards of Emerging Technologies                         

Dawn or Doom 2: Conference Speaker Abstracts

Speaker Schedule

Monday, September 28

Social Science Mechanics: A Look Under the Hood at Innovative Research Methods

Jon Rogowski, Washington University Assistant Professor of Political Science Presents:

"Unilateral Powers, Public Opinion, and the Presidency"
orthcoming article in Journal of Politics, with Andrew Reeves 

Discussion and Lunch

12:00 - 1:30 PM - BRNG B212

If you plan to attend please email wu721@purdue.edu or call 494-4161.

Series sponsorship: Political Science Graduate Student Association (PSGSA)
Department of Political Science

Tuesday, September 29

Teaching Academy Day Presentations
Open to faculty, teaching assistants and administrative staff

9:00-1:30 AM and 1:30-4:00 PM - STEW 218 A, B and C

Teaching Academy Induction Ceremony

6:30-7:00 PM - Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom

Nusta Carranza Ko, Political Science/Liberal Arts, Teaching Academy Associate Fellow Inductee


Sunday, October 4-Tuesday, October 6

The C-SPAN Archives Continuing the Research Agenda

Sponsored by the Brian Lamb School of Communication, the Department of Political Science and the C-SPAN Archives.

Agenda and Information

Monday, October 5

"The Future of Democracy"

Conversation between President Mitch Daniels and Lee H. Hamilton

Moderated by C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb

4:30-5:30 PM - Stewart Center's Fowler Hall

Doors open at 4:15 PM. No ticket is required but seating is based on availability.

Event sponsors: College of Liberal Arts, C-SPAN Education Foundation, Brian Lamb School of Communication,

The Department of Political Science and the C-SPAN Archives.

Wednesday, October 14

The Department of Political Science and the PIRCAT Seminar Series present

"Building Transnational Movements: The Challenges and Consequences of Activist Organizing Beyond Borders"

Fernando Tormos, Political Science PhD Candidate

International Relations & Public Policy, Purdue University

Seminar and Luncheon

12:00-1:00 PM - BRNG 1284

12:00-1:30 PM  BRNG 1284

Wednesday, October 21

CLA Graduate Student Writer's Mini-Retreat

No registration is required - Beverages & Cookies will be provided

3:00-5:00 PM - LILY G401

Sponsored by: The College of Liberal Arts and The Writing Lab

Friday, October 23

Meet and Greet

Melissa Barnes, BA 1989, Purdue University, Political Science

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Eli Lilly and Company

1:30-2:30 PM - BRNG 2243

Melissa Barnes: GS 300 LA Influentials speaker - 11:30 AM


Tuesday, November 3

CLA Faculty Development Center presents:

Professor Jay McCann, "Partisanship for Latino Immigrants in the United States" and

Professor Daniel V. A. Olsen, Sociolgy, "Does Religious Diversity Boost or Diminish Religious Participation?"

3:00-5:00 PM - Robert L. Ringel Gallery, Stewart Hall

Wednesday, November 4

Seminar and Luncheon

Lauren Goodlad

Professor of English and Criticism and Interpretive Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

12:30-1:30 PM - BRNG 1284


Social and Political Perspectives on Seed Technology Challenges 

Leigh Raymond, Professor of Political Science  and Laura Zanotti, Associate Professor of Anthropology

The seminar will include 10-20 minutes of opening remarks by the speakers on some of the key social and political implications of using new seed technologies in efforts to promote food security, followed by a question and answer session.

Members of all disciplines encouraged to attend, especially those considering attending the 3-day ideas lab on this topic in January 2016!

Those attending are encouraged to access and read the following short article prior to the session:


3:00-4:00 PM - STEW 218D

Thursday, November 5

Purdue University College Republicans meet with Special Guest

Indiana Third District Congressman, Marlin Stutzman, Candidate for US Senate

7:00 PM - Armstrong 1010

Friday-Monday, November 6-9

Visiting Assistant Professor Natasha and students from POL 130 Honors Class participating in

2015 Model United Nations

University of the Rosary -  Bogota, Colombia

Tuesday, November 10

Social Science Mechanics: A Look Under the Hood at Innovative Research Methods

Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Purdue University Associate Professor of Political Science presents:

"Membership Diversity in Congress and Institutional Responsiveness, 1951-2004", Political Research Quarterly (2013) with co-author Michael D. Minta.

Discussion and Lunch

12:00-1:30 PM  BRNG 1248

Series Sponsorship:

Political Science Graduate Student Association (PSGSA)

Department of Political Science, Purdue University

For more information email us at: psgsa@purdue.edu

Wednesday, November 11

OIGP Social Justice Seminar Series

Dr. Kimberly Marion Suiseeya, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Purdue University

Towards Justice as Recognition: Examining the Politics of Indigenous Representation in Global Conservation Governance

12:00 PM - Young Hall B-64

Thursday, November 12

The CLA Dean's Office and the Departments of History and Political Science present: Rajendra M. Abhyankar

former Ambassador of India to the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Syria and Professor of Practice of Diplomacy and Public Affairs at Indiana University

"Syria: The Tragedy of a Pivotal State"

1:30-2:30 PM - STEW 279


The College of Liberal Arts Career Development Office

cordially invites you to a reception with Ambassador Robert Neus

Diplomat in Residence, U.S. State Department

Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Beering Hall, Room 1284

Light refreshments will be served

Meet and greet Ambassador Neus who, prior to role as Ambassador, was the Consular Section Chief
for the U.S. Embassy Zagred, a member of the Emergency Action Committee, and
a member of the Croatia Consular Corps.

Questions: CLACareers@purdue.edu or 49-61707

Friday-Saturday, November 13-14

The Political Philosophy of Michel Focault and Gilles Deleuze Conference at Purdue University

The event is free and open to the public. The conference is taking place through the generous support of a Global Synergy Grant from the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University. 

Sessions will be held on the Purdue University West Lafayette campus in the Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, Room 1197.

Monday-Friday, November 16-20

International Education Week 2015 Events at Purdue

Please refer to the above link for the agenda of events

Monday, November 16

American Political History Seminar Series:

Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Loyola University, Chicago

Indentured Studenthood: The Higher Education Act and the Burden of Student Loan Debt

11:30-1:00 PM - PMU 263AB

Tuesday, November 17

Andrew Maner Lecture Series presents:

"The President as National and Party Leader: Lessons from the Obama Presidency"

John Graham, Dean, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and former senior official in the George W. Bush administration

7:00-8:30 PM - ME 1130

Sponsored by the Department of Political Science

Wednesday, November 18

Purdue Lectures in Ethics, Policy, and Science in collaboration with the Center for Animal Welfare Science

Dr. Peter Carruthers

University of Maryland, Professor of Philosophy

Animal Minds are Real, (Distinctively) Human Minds are Not

Free Pizza and Beverages

5:30 PM - MRGN 121

Friday, November 20

The Committee on Peace Studies presents:

Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies

will give a talk on the topic of her latest book:

"Understanding Isis and the War on Terror"

2:30 PM - Martin Jischke Hall 1001

Sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Lafayette Area Peace Coalition, this lecture is free and open to all

For further information please contact: Harry Targ, targ@purdue.edu, (765) 494-4169.


In Memory of

Michael A. Weinstein

August 28, 1942-September 17, 2015

Celebration of Life

4:00-6:00 PM (ET) - Anniversary Drawing Room, Purdue Memorial Union

Remembrances Shared

5:00 PM


Tuesday, December 1

The Presidential Lecture Series

"What is Free Speech?"

A Discussion Forum Focusinng on the "Chicago Principles"

6:30 PM - Matthews Hall, Room 210

Wednesday, December 2

The Department of Political Science and the PIRCAT Seminar Series present

Floating Voters and the Rise of Dominant Parties: The Multiple Dimensions of Electoral Instability"

Tom Mustillo, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Lunch will be provided

12:00-1:30 PM - BRNG 2243

Thursday, December 3

Purdue Latino Cultural Center and the West Lafayette Public Library present:

"Latino Americans"

Episode 6: Peril and Promise 1980-2013

Discussion moderated by Tom Mustillo, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Screening: 6:00-7:00 PM

Discussion: 7:00-8:00 PM

Purdue Graduate Student Center, Room 105

(In the Northwestern Street parking garage)

Monday, December 14

In Defense of (Virtuous) Autonomous Weapons

Don Howard, Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame and a Fellow and Former Director of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values

2:00 PM  Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Room 1109


Friday, February 19, 2016

Meet and Greet Purdue Alum, Marjorie Randolph

Former Vice President for Human Resources at Walt Disney Studios

Please come and hear her speak - Light refreshments will be provided

1:30-2:20 PM - BRNG 2243

Also a GL 300 LA Influences Speaker that day

Friday, February 26

Meet and Greet Purdue Alumnus Shane Hageman Bio

President of the Hageman Group

Please come listen to informal remarks and talk with Shane Hageman - Light refreshments will be provided

1:30-2:20 PM - BRNG 2243

Also a GL 300 LA Influences Speaker that day


Friday, March 25

Meet and Greet Purdue Alumnus Dale Pupillo Bio

Assistant Director of the United States Secret Service, Washington DC

Please come listen to informal remarks and talk with Dale Pupillo - Light refreshments provided

1:30-2:20 PM - BRNG 2243

Also a GL 300 LA Influences Speaker that day

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