Election Month (November)

Elections and Voting in America

Posted: May 28, 2020 at 7:16 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:14 pm

This presentation describes the current state of affairs in U.S. elections, and includes three sections. First, drawing on sights from leading political theorists, I dispel myths about what democracy is, why it’s valuable, and the role that voting and elections play in democratic states. Second, we take a look at the practice of voting. why […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, LCD Projector, Screen, White Board and Markers

Jennifer N. Victor

The State of U.S. Democracy

Posted: May 28, 2020 at 7:14 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:15 pm

This presentation describes the state of democracy in contemporary American politics, through the lens of political science. Drawing on history, political philosophy, social psychology, and economic decision calculus, the presentation aims to achieve three goals. First, I identify the root causes of partisan polarization in the United States today, and dispel a number of myths […]

A/V requirements: Internet Access, LCD Projector, Screen, White Board and Markers

Jennifer N. Victor

What’s Ahead in Politics

Posted: December 17, 2018 at 3:08 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:14 pm

All topics related to the current political scene.

A/V requirements: None

Bill Schneider

President v. Congress: The Constitution and the Growth of Presidential Powers

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm, Last Updated: September 13, 2021 at 8:15 pm

An analysis of the evolution of presidential powers and what Congress can do to check presidents who overreach their authority.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Mark J. Rozell