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Election Night

Nov 04, 6:00PM - 11:00PM
This mid-term election will decide whether the Republican Party can regain a majority in the Senate. Other local elections of importance, such as for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General of Texas will set the tone for politics in this state for years to come. Join the faculty of the Department of Political Science to watch the election returns and discuss the events as they unfold. We will have free food available.

Co-sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha
Department Faculty
Graduate Assistants
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
Contact:
Donald Inbody, 245-3258
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Nov 13, 6:45PM - 9:15PM
Department of Political Science Film Series

A 1964 British-American black comedy film that satirizes the nuclear scare. It was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, stars Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, and features Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens. The film is loosely based on Peter George's Cold War thriller novel Red Alert (also known as Two Hours to Doom).

The story concerns an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. It follows the President of the United States, his advisers, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a Royal Air Force (RAF) officer as they try to recall the bombers to prevent a nuclear apocalypse. It separately follows the crew of one B-52 bomber as they try to deliver their payload.

In 1989, the United States Library of Congress included it in the first group of films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. (Wikipedia)
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
Contact:
Rick Henderson, 512-245-3267
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Alumni Night

Nov 17, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Students will the opportunity to meet and speak with Texas State University Political Science Alumni about career options, searching for jobs, and life after graduation.

Co-sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha
Location:
Location To Be Determined
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
Contact:
Donald Inbody, 245-3258
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Democracy and Society Seminar

Jan 28, 12:30PM - 4:30PM
An opportunity for political science majors to find out about the field of political theory and to meet our own Dr. Paul DeHart. We will meet in the department conference room with a group of students (graduate and undergraduate) and join with Dr. DeHart in a discussion about the importance of political theory and how it shapes our understanding of democracy in society today.

12:30 – 1:50 pm Seminar in Poli Sci Conference Room UAC 382
3:00 – 4:30 pm Seminar in Poli Sci Conference Room UAC 382
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
Contact:
Donald Inbody, 245-3258
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