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Meet the Professors

Sep 11, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Students majoring in political science will have an opportunity to meet and interact with Political Science faculty members.  Students will be given a “Discourse in Democracy” T-shirt that identifies them as a political science major.

Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
Contact:
Donald Inbody, 245-3258
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Constitution Day - Dialogues

Sep 17, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
In concert the Department of Philosophy, we will engage in dialogues about the Constitution of the United States
Location:
Location To Be Determined
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
Contact:
Donald Inbody, 245-3258
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Elections and Government: A Symposium

Sep 25, 3:00PM - 8:30PM
The Election Administrators from Bexar County (Jacque Callanen) and Hays County (Joyce Cowan) will join us to discuss how elections are conducted. Here we will see how election law is translated into action by local election administrators. We will have an afternoon seminar followed by a dinner seminar of faculty, students (graduate and undergraduate).

In the evening, we will host a symposium discussion event for POSI 3301 students and interested students.

3:00 – 4:30 pm Seminar in Poli Sci Conference Room UAC 382
5:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner Seminar – The Root Cellar
7:00 – 8:30 pm Symposium Discussion – Alkek 250
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
Contact:
Donald Inbody, 245-3258
[add to your calendar]

Filibuster: Birth Struggle of the Civil Rights Movement

Oct 07, 6:45PM - 9:15PM
Department of Political Science Film Series
This documentary examines the stormy passage of civil rights bill H.R. 7152 through the House of Representatives. The program, filmed in 1964, begins with a report on the controversial bill’s history, from its introduction by John F. Kennedy to the eve of its debate on the Senate floor. Following that report, Eric Sevareid moderates as Senators Hubert Humphrey and Strom Thurmond engage in a live television debate on the bill’s merits. Footage of John and Robert Kennedy, Justice Department officials Nicholas Katzenbach and Burke Marshall, President Lyndon Johnson, and the racial clashes of the early 1960s captures the tension and drama surrounding the most comprehensive civil rights law since Reconstruction.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
Contact:
Rick Henderson, 512-245-3267
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First Democracy

Oct 14, 12:30PM - 8:30PM
Noted philosopher and classicist Dr. Paul Woodruff (University of Texas) will join us to discuss democracy and its complexities. He is the author of First Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2006).

“Americans have an unwavering faith in democracy and are ever eager to import it to nations around the world. But how democratic is our own "democracy"? If you can vote, if the majority rules, if you have elected representatives--does this automatically mean that you have a democracy? In this eye-opening look at an ideal that we all take for granted, classical scholar Paul Woodruff offers some surprising answers to these questions.”

We will have two afternoon seminars followed by a dinner seminar of faculty, students (graduate and undergraduate). Dr. DeHart and Dr. Inbody will facilitate seminar discussions and an evening discussion event with Dr. Woodruff, POSI 3301 students, and other interested students.

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
5:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner Seminar – The Root Cellar
7:00 – 8:30 pm Symposium Discussion – Centennial Hall 157

Dr. Vincent Luizzi
Dr. Craig Hanks
Dr. Paul DeHart
Dr. Don Inbody
Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC); UAC 382 and Centennial hall 157
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
Contact:
Donald Inbody, 245-3258
[add to your calendar]

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
[add to your calendar]

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
[add to your calendar]

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
[add to your calendar]