Events

Past Events

Feb 18

Five Things to Know About the 2020 Primaries

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:30 PM at 109 S. Kedzie Hall

The next PLS Five Things to Know series will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about the 2020 Presidential Primaries with Associate Professor Matt Grossmann.

Feb 19

Hobbes's Rationalist Myth: A Lecture by Judd Owen

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:00 PM at 104 S. Kedzie Hall

Judd Owen is Associate Professor of Political Science at Emory University, where he is Director of the Program in Democracy and Citizenship.

Feb 19

Madeleine Albright to speak at the 2020 Blanchard Forum

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be the featured speaker of the 2020 Governor Jim Blanchard Public Service Forum.

Feb 20

Economic Decline, Social Identity, and Authoritarian Values in the United States

Thursday, February 20, 2020 11:00 AM - Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:30 PM at 104 S. Kedzie Hall

Kenneth Scheve, Professor of Political Science at Stanford University will give a talk on "Economic Decline, Social Identity, and Authoritarian Values in the United States."

Feb 20

Free Expression, Open Discourse, and the Nature of Higher Education

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Jackson Lounge, Wharton Center

Robert Zimmer, President of the University of Chicago, who commissioned the now famous "Chicago Statement" a declaration of principles in support of free debate and expression on campus.

Feb 21

Master of Public Policy Information Session

Friday, February 21, 2020 12:00 PM at 104 S. Kedzie Hall

Interested in making a difference in the world through public policy? Consider getting a Master of Public Policy degree! Our final Master of Public Policy program information session will be held 12 p.m. Friday Feb. 21 in 104 S. Kedzie Hall.

Feb 27

MSU Provost Teresa Sullivan on Freedom of Speech

Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:00 PM at Huntington Club, Spartan Stadium

Dr. Teresa Sullivan, MSU Interim Provost and former President of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville is a combat tested veteran of the struggle over speech.

Mar 2

Spring Break

Monday, March 2, 2020 at

Spring Break

Mar 10

American Politics Workshop featuring Matt Grossmann and Zuhaib Mahmood

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 12:00 PM at 104 S. Kedzie Hall

The American Politics Workshop series discussion for March 10 will feature Political Scientists Matt Grossmann and Zuhaib Mahmood.

Mar 12

Dr. Nazita Lajevardi discusses her new book

Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 PM at

MSU Muslim Studies Program is hosting a discussion on Dr. Nazita Lajevardi's new book

Mar 13

Sabrina Karim Lecture

Friday, March 13, 2020 12:00 PM at 104 S. Kedzie Hall

Sabrina Karim, Associate Professor at Cornell University

Mar 19

PhD Open House

Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:00 AM - Friday, March 20, 2020 5:00 PM at

PhD Open House

Mar 24

American Politics Workshop featuring Noah Durst

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:00 PM at 104 S. Kedzie Hall

The March 24 American Politics Workshop features discussion with Noah Durst, assistant professor of Urban and Regional Planning.

Mar 25

Michigan Political Leadership Program Dinner

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:00 PM at Kellogg Center

Michigan Political Leadership Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary fundraising dinner.

Mar 27

MSU-UM Race and Ethnicity Conference

Friday, March 27, 2020 2:00 PM - Friday, March 27, 2020 5:00 PM at 104 S. Kedzie Hall

MSU-UM Race and Ethnicity Conference

Mar 30

Workshop on Qualitative Research

Monday, March 30, 2020 at

Workshop on Qualitative Research

Apr 2

LeFrak Forum Conference on Intellectual Diversity and Free Speech Keynote Address

Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:00 PM at Kellogg Center Auditorium

Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School, pre-eminent authority on the First Amendment in its relations to the American struggle for civil rights, will give the keynote address for the LeFrak Forum's Conference on Intellectual Diversity and Free Speech.

Apr 3

LeFrak Conference on Intellectual Diversity and Free Speech: Day 1

Friday, April 3, 2020 at Lincoln Room, Kellogg Center

Day One of the LeFrak Forum's Conference on Intellectual Diversity and Free Speech include several panelists discussing intellectual diversity.

Apr 3

Johanna Birnir Lecture

Friday, April 3, 2020 12:00 PM at 104 S. Kedzie Hall

Johanna Birnir, Professor in the department of Government and Politics and the director of the All Minorities at Risk project at the University of Maryland

Apr 4

LeFrak Conference on Intellectual Diversity and Free Speech: Day 2

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Lincoln Room, Kellogg Center

Day Two of the LeFrak Forum's Conference on Intellectual Diversity and Free Speech include several panelists discussing freedom of speech.

Apr 15

Master of Public Policy Capstone Forum

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Huntington Club, Spartan Stadium

The Governor Jim Blanchard Public Service Forum and the MSU Master of Public Policy Program invite you to the 2020 Master of Public Policy Capstone Forum.

Apr 21

American Politics Workshop featuring Kesicia Dickinson

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:00 PM at 104 S. Kedzie Hall

The American Politics Workshop series discussion for April 21 will feature Kesicia Dickinson (Political Science).