Spring and Summer 2015


Monday, January 26

"The Challenges of Turkey in the 21st Century"

Professor Meltem Müftüler-Baς
Faculty Exchange Scholar
Purdue University and
Sabanςi University, Istanbul, Turkey

1:30 PM 


Wednesday, February 18

Jewish Studies Program

Spring 2015 Lecture Series:

"The Effectiveness of Israel's Use of Social Media
to Publicize Its Counterterrorism Efforts"

Aaron Hoffman, Associate Professor, Political Science

12:30 PM - STEW, Room 313 

Thursday, February 19

Eyes on the Prize, America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965,

 Ep. 2..."Fighting Back" (1957-1962)

 7:00-9:00 PM - Beering Hall, Room 2290

Friday, February 20

 P2P Workshop: Paper to Publication Workshop:

Vincent Hutchings, Professor of Political Science

University of Michigan

2:30 PM - BRNG B243

Wednesday, February 25

WGSS presents Angela Davis

Workshop & Presentation

11:30-12:20 PM - EE Rm 117

2:30-3:20 PM - WTHR 104


5:00 PM - Elliot Hall of Music

Thursday, February, 26

 Eyes on the Prize, America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965,

"Ain't Scared of Your Jails" (1960-1961)

7:00-9:00 PM - BRNG 2290


Friday, March 3

"Will the Environment Survive a Renewed Middle East Peace Process? A Blueprint for Progress"

Alon Tal, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

7:30 PM -STEW 214AB

Thursday, March 5

Eyes on the Prize, America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965,

"Mississippi: Is This America?" (1963-1964)

7:00-9:00 PM - BRNG 2290

Friday, March 6

Social Science Mechanics:

"Negotiating the Negoya Protocol: Indigenous Demands for Justice" in Global Environmental Politics (2014)

Kimberly R. Marion-Suiseeya

Purdue University, Political Science Assistant Professor

 12:00-1:15 PM - BRNG B247

 2015 International Women's Day

Today's Revolutionary Middle East: Prospects for Women, Sexual Revolution & Gender Justice

1:00-4:45PM - RAWLS 1057

Monday, March 9

2015 Distinguished Women Scholars

Renu Khator, Ph.D. 1985 Purdue University, Political Science and Public Administration

Chancellor of Houston System 

Recognition Reception

1:30 PM - Anniversary Drawing Room, Purdue Memorial Union

"Democracy and the Internet"

Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia

7:00 PM - LOEB Playhouse

Wednesday, March 11

Lecture by Rabbi Levi Tiechtel Lecture

Jewish Studies

12:30-1:30 PM - BRNG 1222

Thursday, March 12

Eyes on the Prize, America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965,

The Time Has Come" (1964-1966)

7:00-9:00 PM - RAWLS Hall, Room 1086

Monday, March 23

Social Science Mechanics:

"Competing Perspectives on Democracy and Democratization:

Assessing Alternatifve Models of Democracy Promoted in Central Asian States"

Cambridge Review of International Affairs (2014)

Mariya Y. Omelicheva

Political Science Associate Professor, University of Kansas

1:30-3:00 PM


Friday, March 27

P2P Workshop: Paper to Publication Workshop:

Christopher Gelpi, Chair of Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution

at the Mershon Center for International Security

Professor of Political Science

The Ohio State University

2:30 PM - BRNG B243  

Tuesday, March 31

Andrew Maner Lecture Series:

"Backdraft: The Conflict & Peace Potential of Responding to Climate Change"

Geoff Dabelko

Professor & Director of the Environmental Studies Program

@ the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs at Ohio University

7:30 PM - Armstrong 1010


Monday, April 13

Diversity and Inclusion Symposium

*Sexuality, Race and Generations in Contemporary Feminism

Dr. Jo Reger, Oakland University in Michigan

9:30 AM-4:00 PM -  Dauch Alumni Center

*Race and the Politics of Solidarity - 9:30 AM

Dr. Juliet Hooker, The University of Texas at Austin

*Social Movements and the Shifting Boundaries of Intersectional Marginalization - 10:15 AM

Dr. Dara Strolovitch, Princeton University

*Social Movements in America: The Challenge of Constructing and Deploying Diversity - 11:15 AM

Dr. David S. Meyer, University of California, Irvine

*The Labor Movement as Social Movement - 1:00 PM

Dr. Karen Beckwith, Case Western Reserve University

*Intersectionalality, Power, and Social Movements - 2:00 PM

Dr. Erica Townsend-Bell, Oklahoma State University

Tuesday, April 14

Discovery Park:Center for Global Food Security presents:

Nutritional Labeling: Domestic and Abroad

3 Mini-lectures followed by an in-depth Question and Answer Session

Moderator: Heather Eicher-Miller, Nutrition Science Panel: Lala Acharya, Consumer Sciences, Patricia Boling, Political Science, Dennis Savaiano, Nutrition Science

 6:30 PM - Deans Auditorium, Pfendler Hall

Wednesday, April 15

Lecture by Lynn Parrish,

Jewish Studies

12:30-1:30 PM - STEW 313

April 16-19

Midwest Political Science Association Conference

Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 18


Professor Rosalee Clawson,

Head, Department of Political Science

Cordially invites students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends to a

Political Science 50th Anniversary Reception 

6:30-8:00 PM - Empire Room at the Palmer House

Monday, April 20

Social Science Mechanics:

"Black-Latino Relations in U.S. National Politics: Evidence and the Role of Institutions."

In Politics, Groups, and Identities (2013) with co-author Robert R. Preuhs

Rodney Hero

Political Science Professor and

Haas Chair in Diversity and Democracy

University of California, Berkeley

Discussion 11:30 AM-1:00 PM - BRNG 3119-3123

Lunch will be provided

Series Sponsorship: Political Science Graduate Student Association (PSGSA)

Department of Political Science, Purdue University

Discovery Lecture Series:

The Value of 'Capital' in Securing Safe Water and Sanitation Today and Tomorrow

Richard E. Thorsten, Ph.D.

Director of International Programs, Water.org

7:00 PM - Fowler Hall  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Kiss for Gabriela

Film directed by Laura Murray

and the Sex Work Outreach Project Chicago

4:00 PM - SC239

Sear Lecture Series:

"Women's Rights Have No Country": National,

Transnational and International Politcs of Women's Human Rights

Lecture Panel Speakers:Dr. Lisa Baldez, Dartmouth; Dr. Maylei Blackwell, UCLA;

Dr. Amy Elman, Kalamazoo; Dr. Anne Marie Goetz, NYU/UNWomen

 5:30-7:30 PM - Purdue Memorial Union, West Faculty Lounge

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

 "China's Unfragmented Urban Pension System"

Jing Lin, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science

Maxwell School, Syracuse University 

12:00-1:30 PM - LAWSON 1106


Monday, June 8

"Democracy, Horizontal Accountability and Legislative Process: An Analysis from the Colombian Political System"

Yenny Andrea Celemin Caicedo

Visiting Scholar and

Professor of Legislation and Public Policy

Universidad de los Andes

Bogotá, Colombia

Visiting Scholar from Colombia

12:00 PM - BRNG 2243

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