Government and Politics

How did face masks become a partisan symbol?, and other questions you didn’t learn in school.

Posted: May 28, 2020 at 7:18 pm, Last Updated: May 28, 2020 at 7:28 pm

In this brief lecture, I draw on political science findings about political parties, partisan identity, human psychology, and media to help explain everyday political events in the context of political science. The lecture begins with a summary of cutting edge social science results that help explain the current state of affairs in American politics. Then […]

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

Jennifer N. Victor

Elections and Voting in America

Posted: May 28, 2020 at 7:16 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

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

Current Events

Posted: December 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm, Last Updated: December 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

Immigration, Demographic Change, Populism, Nativism, Backlash, Minority Politics, Islam, Identity Politics, Brexit, White Working Class Voters, United States, Europe, Middle East, Policy Communication

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Justin Gest

Reputation Management in Contemporary Policy Debates

Posted: August 20, 2019 at 7:17 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:42 pm

Reputation management has become more complicated because of new Internet realities and practices. The contemporary media environment is conducive to the spread of negativity and misinformation in public discourse. Social media normalize subversive rhetoric and personal attacks in political discourse regarding central issues in public policy (health care, climate change, etc). It has become more […]

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD Screen

Sergei A. Samoilenko

Mexico-U.S. Relations; Organized Crime; Immigration; Border Security, and Human Trafficking

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:13 pm

I can talk about the topics mentioned above. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 2:10 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:11 pm

Available to present remotely/virtually. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera (Ph.D. in Political Science, The New School for Social Research) is Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Her areas of expertise are Mexico-US relations, organized crime, immigration, border security, and human trafficking. Her newest book is titled Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, […]

Foreign Intelligence

Posted: December 18, 2018 at 8:45 pm, Last Updated: December 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm

How does the U.S. conduct foreign intelligence.

A/V requirements: None

Robert L. Deitz

Robert L. Deitz

Posted: December 18, 2018 at 8:43 pm, Last Updated: December 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Lawyer in private practice; general counsel NSA; senior councilor to the direct CIA; professor of public policy.

What’s Ahead in Politics

Posted: December 17, 2018 at 3:08 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:40 pm

Bill Schneider is available to speak about anything related to the current political scene. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Bill Schneider

Bill Schneider

Posted: December 17, 2018 at 3:06 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:40 pm

Available to present remotely/virtually. Bill Schneider is Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He was the Cable News Network’s senior political analyst from 1990 to 2009. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, Boston College, and Brandeis University. Schneider is the […]

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask

Posted: April 27, 2017 at 2:23 pm, Last Updated: August 29, 2019 at 7:13 pm

Dr. El-Shazli can speak on the current state of affairs in MENA countries and their governments; international relations between MENA countries and the West; Arab literature and culture as a way to understand their politics; Islam and Politics; Labor Migration issues in MENA; and the Arab Uprisings – reasons and impact.

A/V requirements: Internet access, LCD Projector

Heba F. El-Shazli

Management in Health Care

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 4:59 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:31 pm

The evolving management requirements in today’s health care. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Flip Chart, Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, TV and VCR, White Board and Markers

Ana Stoehr

Ana Stoehr

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 4:55 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:29 pm

Full time faculty member who specializes in nursing and management; certified in Perioperative nursing and Critical Care; a retired Navy nurse with a vast array of experiences around the world. Available to present remotely/virtually.

Transforming Violent Systems: How Structural Conflicts Can Be Resolved

Posted: April 6, 2015 at 5:43 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 8:03 pm

Many of our most intractable conflicts are produced, not by ignorance or communications failures, but by social systems that generate violence. These include conflicts over crime and punishment, wealth and poverty, and foreign policy choices.  How do we change the systems that produce violent conflict? Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Richard Rubenstein

Why Everyone Should Care About the Problem of the Healthcare Uninsured

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

The number of health care uninsured continues to grow, adding to the problem of growing health care costs, public health problems and growing business sector personnel costs. This presentation outlines the causes and consequences of health uninsurance and what public and private sector options can be used to address this complex problem.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

P.J. Maddox

White House Czars and the Decline of Democratic Accountability

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm, Last Updated: March 22, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Presidents increasingly have appointed so-called czars to make policy, administer programs, and allocate budgets. The practice is controversial given that these newly created offices are not confirmed and not subject to testify. The presentation covers the history and growth of presidential use of czars and then assesses the Obama Administration’s continued and expanded use of […]

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Mark J. Rozell

The Tea Party and Its Signs: What Can We Learn From Their Own Words?

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:43 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 3:43 pm

Using a unique data set of 1331 Tea Party signs, I analyze what the Tea Party believes. Who are their heroes and villains, and what are the main issues that concern them? I conclude by speculating on where the movement is headed. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Jeremy Mayer

The New Zealand Experience

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:36 pm

An overview of New Zealand’s radical economic and political reforms, including lessons for American decision- makers interested in achieving similar results in the United States.

A/V requirements: None

Maurice McTigue

Reasons to Kill: Why Americans Choose War

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 8:04 pm

Based on the speaker’s 2010 book. The arguments and images that persuade Americans to consent to wars, and how we can clarify our thinking about self-defense, evil enemies, moral crusades, and war as a last resort. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Richard Rubenstein

Public Sector Management Reform

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Details how performance-based management and accountability helped New Zealand radically improve the quality of its government-delivered services.

A/V requirements: None

Maurice McTigue

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

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm, Last Updated: March 22, 2017 at 7:20 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

Peru, Indigenous Populations, Conflict

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 1:39 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Speaker will discuss current and past conditions and livelihoods of Quechua-speaking indigenous peoples in Peru. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Linda Seligmann

New Zealand’s Telecommunications Competition and Deregulation

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 9:24 pm

The story of New Zealand’s massive restructuring of its telecommunications industry, and the huge benefits enjoyed by consumers after deregulation.

A/V requirements: None

Maurice McTigue

New Zealand’s Tax Reform

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 9:23 pm

An account of New Zealand’s decision to mix a sales and a flat tax system, and its reform of revenue collection (New Zealand’s equivalent to the IRS).

A/V requirements: None

Maurice McTigue

Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream Speech

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 8:33 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 3:55 pm

This speech is one of the greatest speeches in US History because of its structure, word selection, and message. Even though many of the word choices are different today King’s use of metaphor and imagery reflect the needs of the time. It was an opportunity that maybe only King could have the necessary ethos to […]

A/V requirements: None

Don Boileau

Highways, Land Use, Transit and Transportation Policy, Planning & Finance

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:09 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:52 pm

Transportation funding, finance, the Interstate Highway System, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), transportation and land use, technological standardization, and information systems strategic planning, infrastructure banks, secondary road policy, transportation planning and urban development, environmental impact, and decision making. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Jonathan Gifford

Government Performance Management & all related subjects

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:45 pm

The speaker’s perspective on successful strategies to improve government performance based on wide experience as a Member of Parliament in New Zealand and work with many governments in the United States and over 20 other countries around the World.

A/V requirements: None

Maurice McTigue

Government Accountability Through Transparency: The Government Performance and Results Act

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:44 pm

As the former cabinet minister and ambassador to New Zealand, the presenter has developed an expertise in U.S. government reform through his experience consulting with congressional leaders and federal agency executives. He will discuss his experiences and the application of principles learned in New Zealand.

A/V requirements: None

Maurice McTigue

Gentrification in Washington, DC

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:33 pm, Last Updated: March 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Gentrification and its impact on inequalities and democratic participation in Washington, DC. From the 1940s to the present.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Johanna Bockman

Foreign Policy

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:21 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 3:32 pm

Ambassador Kauzlarich can address any number of topics regarding foreign policy, the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, international energy and economic issues, human rights, and humanitarian aid. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Richard Kauzlarich

America and the World: The Challenge of Foreign Policy

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:04 pm, Last Updated: October 31, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Since its founding, the United States has wrestled with the challenge of creating a foreign policy that would protect the American people and the American republic, and be true to America’s values, without destroying America as a democratic republic. This conversation explores the historical and intellectual roots of American foreign policy — from Washington’s “Farewell […]

A/V requirements: None

Edward Rhodes