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Location:
Alkek Library; 250
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jennifer Lamm, jel127@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Discourse in Democracy, Dept. of Political Science, Dept. of Philosophy, the Jack C. Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History
In honor of Constitution Day:
"James Madison: The Founder of the Modern Founding"
presented by Dr. James W. Ceaser, Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia

James W. Ceaser has been teaching at the University of Virginia since 1976. He earned a PhD in Government from Harvard University. Dr. Ceaser has written several books on American politics and political thought, including Presidential Selection, Liberal Democracy and Political Science, Reconstructing America, and Nature and History in American Political Development. He has held visiting professorships at the University of Florence, the University of Basel, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Rennes. Dr. Ceaser is a frequent contributor to the popular press, and he often comments on American Politics for the Voice of America.
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Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center; UAC 310
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Marc Wallace, maw301@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Discourse in Democracy and the Department of Political Science
“Redefining Environmental Racism: The Flint Example”

A conversation about the ethical challenges of equitable water management by public administrators.

Holly Doyle
District Director for State Representative Erin Zwiener and author of “Bad Water, Dirty Politics: Contrasting Governmental Responses to Two U.S. Water Crises”.

Dr. Dianne Rahm
Texas State University public administration professor in the Department of Political Science who has written extensively on environmental law and sustainability.
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Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center; UAC 310
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Marc Wallace, maw301@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Discourse in Democracy and the Department of Political Science
“Echoes of Flint: Water Quality Threats to Texas Cities”

A panel discussion to examine how Texas cities can avoid public water supply tragedies like Flint, MI.

Panelists:
Professor Amy Hardberger, J.D.
Geologist, professor of law, and assistant provost at St. Mary’s University Law School.

Jenna Walker, M.A.
Program coordinator for the Texas Stream Team at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University.

Professor Christopher Brown, J.D.
Associate professor of public administration at Texas State University.
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Location:
Alkek Library; 250
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jennifer Lamm, jel127@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Discourse in Democracy, Department of Political Science
"Supreme Court of the U.S."
Dr. H.W. Perry, University of Texas School of Law

A specialist in constitutional and public law, Dr. H.W. Perry is tenured in both the Law School and the Department of Government, teaching law students, Ph.D. students and undergraduates. His scholarship focuses on Constitutional Law and on legal institutions. He is best-known for his award-winning book Deciding to Decide: Agenda Setting in the United States Supreme Court (Harvard University Press).

Dr. Perry was one of first scholars to interview U.S. Supreme Court Justices and their clerks about internal decision processes at the Court.  He co-authored Civil Liberties and the Constitution. Dr.Perry is currently engaged in a study of state Solicitors-General as well as a study examining freedom of speech in a comparative context. He came to Texas in 1994 from Harvard University where he taught for eight years.
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Location:
Alkek Library; 250
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jennifer Lamm, jel127@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Discourse in Democracy, Dept. of Political Science, Dept. of History, College of Liberal Arts, School of Mass Communications (Journalism)
"Orwell on English Language"
Thomas E. Ricks, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and war correspondent

Mr. Ricks is a Visiting Fellow in History at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME and an American journalist and author who specializes in the military and national security issues. He’s a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting as part of teams from the Wall Street Journal (2000) and Washington Post (2002). He has reported on numerous military activities, currently writes a blog for Foreign Policy, and is a member of the Center for a New American Security, a defense policy think tank.
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Academic Dates & Deadlines


Fall Semester, First Day of Classes: August 26

Labor Day (Classes Do Not Meet): September 2

Last day to drop course with no record: September 11

Registration for Spring 2020 begins: October 21


Political Science scholarships deadline: February 15